Tillotson Carburetor 1970 Models

DESCRIPTION (See Figure 3-52)

The Model HD carburetor is a dual-venturi, diaphragm-type carburetor with an automatic economizer and accelerating pump.

The fuel inlet needle is operated through a compression spring balanced lever that is controlled by the diaphragm to regulate the flow of fuel into the metering chamber. The amount of fuel going into the carburetor metering chamber is exactly equal to the amount of fuel being used by the engine.

This type of fuel supply control operates at any tilt angle and is resistant to any vibration which could cause a poor fuel-air mixture or flooding.

The small primary venturi is offset to the bottom of the large secondary venturi where the main nozzle outlet protrudes from the metering chamber. The accelerating pump discharges into the small venturi to take advantage of the venturi pressure drop that breaks up the solid stream of accelerating pump fuel.

The accelerating unit is a positive acting plunger type pump that is connected to the throttle shaft through a cam lever. The pump plunger is a spring loaded leather cup that operates in a smooth plastic cylinder, and draws its fuel directly from the metering chamber to provide extra fuel for accelerating.

The automatic economizer is a hydraulically operated enrichment valve that controls the main nozzle fuel mixture at very low engine speeds. The valve opens an auxiliary fixed main jet as the venturi air flow decreases, allowing thefuel mixture to be maintained at a full power richness. As the air flow through the carburetor increases, or as the engine speed increases, the valve closes to prevent an overrich mixture at intermediate speeds.

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