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25 Mar 2022 02:14 #45066 by Terry Cockerell
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Thanks Tim, I think the colour you are referring to is called zinc chromate.
There were still traces of it on my carburettor.

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25 Mar 2022 03:03 #45067 by wynlaidig
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Josh's article was "Color it Yellow", printed in the 2001 No. 5 Newsletter. He said that it seemed that the EE-15 bodies were dipped in dichromate that gave it a "golden-yellow-greenish" color when new. His conclusion was: "Looks like for unsupercharged 810 anb 812 Cords at least, the correct color for the carburetor is golden-yellow-greenish."
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25 Mar 2022 11:44 #45070 by Thomas Wilcock
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Terry is correct. It is a zinc chromate finish. My carb had some of the original finish on it. I had the body re plated when I rebuilt the carb. attached is picture of finished carb.
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25 Mar 2022 14:43 #45074 by pneflyer
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You can get zinc chromate primer on Amazon or any of the aircraft/pilot supply sites. i.e., aircraft spruce
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29 Mar 2022 02:35 #45086 by mikespeed35
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The top cover on your carb. looks warped. If you haven't started using it yet it might leak.
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29 Mar 2022 04:13 - 29 Mar 2022 04:16 #45087 by Terry Cockerell
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Mike most of those carburettors would have ended up with the float chamber top distorted due to the screw pattern. I had been told to bend the sides down but kept clear of literally doing that. Instead I made up a sheet metal cover plate that puts gentle pressure on the corners as the three screws are tightened. It sort of blends in.
I had also painted the carburettor silver as zinc chromate plating is not available here.

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