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Old 10-06-2016, 12:57 PM
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Default B&S Carb Question

Picked up an old B&S 5 HP motor. (FREE) Carb is missing.

Model # 130232 Tyoe: 3029-01

Found a replacement online for $90. That's crazy. I would like to rebuild the motor for a go kart. Could I put another carburetor on it?
Old 10-06-2016, 01:18 PM
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As long as it's a comprible size to the original. You might have to get creative for the mounting and air filter.

New engines are going for just a few more dollars than that carb.
Old 10-06-2016, 05:34 PM
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You can find old B&S carburetor "hulks" on fleabay all day long for cheap. You could get creative and look for a few in your local lawnmower repair shop as well. Then rebuild them for a few bucks.

Otherwise, there are aftermarket or other alternatives: Tillotson, Mikuni..basically any carb would work as long as you have the proper interface to attach it to the engine.

Check out Kentucky Boy's threads--he's done a few on the subject:

But it's actually pretty hard to beat a factory Briggs Flo-Jet or Pulsa-Jet carburetor.
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Those carbs are junk. When they work they're awesome but if they fail your screwed !

I work in a small engine repair shop and those are the worst to fix.

I would find a different alternative to anything without a gas tank attached to it !
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Originally Posted by OzFab View Post
Thats one way. The cheapest with a 10 dollar Clone carb.

But For way less than 90 the Mikuni suggested by hellions link to
Kentucky boy is a better carb for 25 bucks.
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