928 Amal Premier carb wanted

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928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by Ian Hingley » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:10 am

Hi All

Searching for a new Amal Premier 928 carb for my BSA Thunderbolt project, but can't track one down.

Any of the suppliers on the forum have one in stock?

Or anyone have any suggestions of where I could try?

Cheers

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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by AJ CCM » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:06 pm

Ian
I guess you have tried following link

http://amalcarb.co.uk/mk-i-concentric-s ... -bore.html
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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by lathejack » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:58 am

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Sorry I can't help, I did ask my local British spares dealer who is just a few miles down the road from me, but he only stocks the standard MK1 Concentrics.

My new 28mm Premier MK1 did finaly arrive in December, after around a 4 or 5 month wait. I ordered it from the Amal Carb Company mentioned in the link by AJ.

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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by Ian Hingley » Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:27 pm

Thanks guys.

Turns out Burton Bike Bits had one on the shelf!

http://www.burtonbikebits.net/

Ordered it last Thursday afternoon and it arrived, jetted to my spec, on Friday afternoon.

That's what I call good service! :thumb

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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by HPbyStan » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:15 pm

So Ian, are these things good enough to put the "m" back in Amal ?

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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by beat » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:07 pm

Hi mr hingly

Do i get it right as you are on a project of twins from the same family ?

Sorry my questions but: did a zunami cleaned out your shead ore is this project located in your bedroom now ??

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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by Ian Hingley » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:33 pm

Hi Mr Lauppi

Yes I a twin cylinder BSA as well.
And I have a new garage.
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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by Ian Hingley » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:43 pm

Hi Stan
HPbyStan wrote:So Ian, are these things good enough to put the "m" back in Amal ?
Bossy and I took a trip to Belgium and Holland in 2014. Both on Victors. Both obviously travelled the same distance at the same speed. I had a Mikuni, Bossy had an Amal Premier. Both performed the same and fuel economy was the same to the 0.01 litre!

Tickover in hot weather stop-start urban traffic was more stable with the Mik though. But I do like the tickler on an Amal.

I'm detuning my 650 Lightning down to single carb Thunderbolt spec just for simplicity.

Rather than go down the extra complexity of rubber intakes and jetting from scratch for a Mikuni, I've chosen the simpler Amal route. I think it will suit my needs.

Cheers

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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by Canberra » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:35 am

I wouldn't have thought premier carbs are difficult to come by. We had a local Goulburn swap meet on the weekend and a couple of stalls had brand new premier concentric carbs for sale. They are better for starting than the original on a B50 although I admit to now using the later mark II on my B50SS.

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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by beat » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:32 am

Well mr. Hingley,

if you like double trouble - äähhmm double zilinder, - just go on with this sisters......

Abouth your new garage: excellent ! And nice fresh air is profidet for shure! Wery healty :smile:

As for using NEW AMALs in todays times: I did not knowing what humble the world is :!:

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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by Barry Creary » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:41 am

Beat you are one likeable fellow and I agree amla carbs should be left at the tip where rubish is my thoughts only ducking for cover :uhu

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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by beat » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:11 pm

Yes barry, amals are good if the bike stays mainly ( 110 % ) in the museum.

( I must say I dont know the situation on the old racing carbi, I mean the one with the separated swimmer . Is it the same poor and simple fuel ventury as the concentric ?? )

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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by Ian Hingley » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:12 am

Canberra wrote:I wouldn't have thought premier carbs are difficult to come by
Trust me, 928s are very hard to track down.

Amal themselves don't have any, nor any date when they're likely to get any more. This limits the options of their trade customers and hence end users like me.

Lots of the places I rang reckoned Amal were an absolute shambles to deal with.

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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by beat » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:19 am

Hmmmm,

shambles, but stil some reasons to go with
As they are:
1. the flange fits
2. the old rotten cable fits again
3. the dirty kink and crunchy rubber to the airfilter can be keept on place
4. the rusty empty metalbox , - previus sweets in there, - now filled with mainjets, abused and bend needles, wornout needlejets, leaking swimmers, scratched swimmerneedles plus brocken bowlgaskets is making you feeling rich on spareparts.

Any others? Did i vorget something ???

So, - shurely a good go !

Beat :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by Ian Hingley » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:50 pm

beat

You know me too well! :laugh :laugh :laugh

" leaking swimmers, scratched swimmerneedles"

I think in English we'd use the word 'float' rather then 'swimmer', but I can see the connection.

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Re: 928 Amal Premier carb wanted

Post by beat » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:45 pm

:mrgreen: IHOSMILE :grin:
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