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Wolseley WD2 float clips

Post by TomCat on Tue Sep 24 2013, 19:19

Slowly but surely the restoration of my new project Wolsely WD2 is coming along nicely, however I have a problem with the wires, springs, clips or whatever they are called on top of the float itself. They have rusted away and broken and no longer hold the valve needle in place. Is there a special wire available or recommended that needs to be used, or could I get away with soldering something simple like a couple of large dress making pins in place? The needle thingy itself is fine and still has a nice groove in it. I can't be the only one to have had this problem.
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Post by kevjhnsn on Wed Sep 25 2013, 00:32

TomCat wrote:Slowly but surely the restoration of my new project Wolsely WD2 is coming along nicely, however I have a problem with the wires, springs, clips or whatever they are called on top of the float itself. They have rusted away and broken and no longer hold the valve needle in place. Is there a special wire available or recommended that needs to be used, or could I get away with soldering something simple like a couple of large dress making pins in place? The needle thingy itself is fine and still has a nice groove in it. I can't be the only one to have had this problem.
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i used a safty pin for one of mine and them the next one i used a rubber o-ring that fitted into the needles groove
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Re: Wolseley WD2 float clips

Post by blackvanman on Wed Sep 25 2013, 08:14

Recon the o ring is the best option of those two, trying to solder a chromed safety pin must have been fun :DYou could use a bit of MIG wire if you wanted.

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Re: Wolseley WD2 float clips

Post by TomCat on Wed Sep 25 2013, 17:36

Thanks for the info. I may well have a few small O rings in the garage from a set of bike carbs. I reckon I'll go down the solder route and have a rummage around in wifeys sowing box and see what I can find. I know she has some big old (non chrome) pins lurking somewhere, a quick rub over with some fine wet and dry and they'll solder on just fine.

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Post by kevjhnsn on Thu Sep 26 2013, 00:43

TomCat wrote:Thanks for the info. I may well have a few small O rings in the garage from a set of bike carbs. I reckon I'll go down the solder route and have a rummage around in wifeys sowing box and see what I can find. I know she has some big old (non chrome) pins lurking somewhere, a quick rub over with some fine wet and dry and they'll solder on just fine.
iagree iagree 
just watch out for the wife ,while messing with her tools Very Happy 
wait for the results back
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Re: Wolseley WD2 float clips

Post by TomCat on Sat Sep 28 2013, 17:52

I gave up on the sewing box raid as all the pins I found were a bit fine. I discovered some old GPO binding wire in the shed, when the plastic coating was removed the single core was a nice fit in the groove so I used that instead. Smile

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Post by blackvanman on Sat Sep 28 2013, 18:06

good result Smile that will do Smile

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