carb mounting

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by ricky61071, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. ricky61071

    ricky61071 New Member

    i was just wondering if a carb had to be mounted straight up and down. i am unable to mount mine so. i dont have the room for it really it is mounted sideways i was wondering if that will work or not?

  2. Vistaman73

    Vistaman73 Member

    No, you need to mount the carb up and down otherwise, your engine will not run right. The float needs to be level to move correctly. You can get an offset intake tube from spooky tooth and then the carb might fit right.
  3. MrShorty

    MrShorty Member

    Sideways is NOT a good thing!!! (if it runs)
    You need to find a way to make it straight up.
  4. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    The alternative to an offset intake is a short alloy one, (the type with an 'o' ring).
    I think that Pirate Cycles sell them in the US, or Rock Solid Engines in Oz.

    If you mount the carb sideways, the engine won't run but fuel will - all over the floor and into the crankcase.
  5. ricky61071

    ricky61071 New Member

    thanks guys u really helped out alot lol. i will have to get an offet one thanks again
  6. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Think of any carburetor that has a float bowl like a almost full bowl of milk. You may tip it a little but not much.