Overhaul of these carburetors keep coming up here and there is some
very good advice if you search for it. This is a "how does it work"
more than a "how do I get it to work" question.
Two years ago there was an excellant post here from Bob M. describing
how those ridiculous spring linkages work. I think this link might
Could someone go a step further and describe how the throttle
butterfly controls engine speed? (I have always associated
butterflies with chokes and was surprised to find them used at the
"other end".) I can see that it can stop air/petrol reaching the
cylinder but does it also somehow control the petrol that is sucked
into the carburetor? e.g. by reduced air/petrol flow reducing vacuum
sucking petrol through "needle"?
A bit of knowledge can save so much work . . .
Yes, Robert, the carburetor is designed so that the fuel flow is controlled
by the air flow. In other words, the air to fuel ratio is basically
constant. So when the air flow is restricted by the throttle butterfly, the
fuel flow is reduced in proportion.
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