The Titanic Carburetor, So Far…


For those of you just tuning in, you might not be familiar with this:

The Carburetor Raised From the Titanic (aka, the Walbro from my grandfather’s ’67 JD 112)…

Well, here’s some update pics from Mark at CarbRescue… and I must say, I think I made the right decision to send it to him!







And here’s some info from Mark about what he found…

” First, you may or may not be able to tell from the photo but the high speed needle is bent. Something probably hit it or it was dropped at some point..No problem, I make those. Upon looking it over I quickly noticed that the throttle shaft is not the one that belongs on it. Apparently the original was worn and there was wear in the bearing areas so…..someone got a throttle shaft from another carburetor that was larger in diameter and stepped up the carb to accommodate it. Works good in theory however the throttle plate no longer sits in the proper position relative to the idle passages. It was one of those shafts that have a slit cut in it. The plate goes in the slit and screws sandwich the plate in the shaft. The threads for one of the screws was stripped out so they decided to solder it in place. Had a heck of a time getting all that off so I could pull the shaft out. Anyway, I’ll set you up for a bushing job and a throttle shaft which I also make. Also a throttle shaft spring, which this one did not have. Other than that, all you are going to need are some gaskets and seals and you’ll be good to go. The only problem I may have is getting the throttle plate to sit in the right spot..hopefully the guy drilled a straight hole and didn’t move it any from where it should be. I think you will be happy with the way it cleaned up. “

So, yes, really, I wouldn’t have been able to do any of that…

And, the first shots of the cleanup so far!






I am VERY impressed! So far, pretty DANG good! ‘Course, now I’ll have to shine up the rest of the engine that much too! Maybe drop in some chrome!

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