15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

Bought a 15mm dellorto sha lever choke carb from 1977mopeds, and a 15mm dellorto intake from treats, and the intake doesn't want to fit into the carb. We tried to sand it down a bunch, and it fits on pretty snug but not all the way. Doesn't leave much room for the filter. Anyone else had problems fitting the intake into the carb?

15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

Sigh.....

What intake, what bike is it for, why do you have filter clearance problems, etc. etc. etc....

15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

It's the puch dellorto SHA 15mm intake, and the dellorto SHA 15mm carb with lever choke. It is on a 1978 puch maxi. We had a hell of a time getting it on at all, and it won't go on all the way, so the air filter cover won't fit on. Shouldn't the intake fit in there almost perfectly?

15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

Your sha might have come with a different clamp shim than most. Email treats or call 1977 and ask them if they have any shims. But yes, it should fit right on.

Re: 15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

heres my 16/16 sha w/ a 15 intake on my maxi...

Re: 15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

There are a few different size plastic shims available. Measure the outer diameter of the intake and purchase a matching shim.

Re: 15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

King Drunky JCams /

Jason, I had the exact same problem you are having on one of my previous setups...

I sanded both the intake and plastic shim (until it was very thin) before they would fit together. Took some time, but worked perfectly in the end...

Good luck.

J

Re: 15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

I wish there was just a shim section at the hardware store. Alas, your best bet might be to take the shim (plastic ring thing inside of the carb mouth where it meets the intake) out and make one out of a beer can or tin foil or whatever is about the right size. It sucks, but it will work if you take your time.

15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

It is also VERY possible that you have a 15mm BING intake, even though you bought a Dellorto intake.

Bing intakes WILL FIT SHAs if you take the shim all the way out.

Re: 15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

Griffin Applicable /

i recently ordered a 15 sha from treats and a matching intake. i couldn't get them to fit either, because the shim was to thick. new shim came the other day. hoping to get it all together tomorrow

Re: 15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

I think this carb and intake came in the same package (Malossi), but I don't remember. It developed a pretty bad air-leak in that gap on top, between the clamp section and the rest of the carb body. Make sure you check that when you shart it up...

<a href=" http://s36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/novakarl/Pinto_old/?action=view&current=MalossiSHA16mmCarbR.jpg" ; target="_blank"><img src=" http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/novakarl/Pinto_old/MalossiSHA16mmCarbR.jpg" ; border="0" alt="Increased frame clearance"></a>

Re: 15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

Griffin Applicable /

is that a sha on that pinto? how does it fit? i had to take the choke lever off my sha to get it to fit under there. you do the same? it sits on a bit of an angle too

Re: 15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

whos SHARTING???

Re: 15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

Hmm that's weird. I bought the intake & 15.15 setup and I didn't have any problems. Measure the OD of the intake and the ID of the carb.. purchase the matching shim.

Off hand I think it's a 19mm ID and 21mm OD

This is right from treats description:

_If you are trying to use some SHA off another bike you need to make sure the ID (internal diameter) of your dellorto carb shim is 19mm so it will fit perfectly on this intake. All of the SHA carbs sold at HQ come with 19mm shim. Recommended carb for this is the 15mm lever choke, though any of the 15mm or 16mm SHA carbs will work great._

Chas

Re: 15mm intake won't fit in 15mm dellorto carb?

Thanks for the help. Anyone happen to have an extra 19 X 21 shim? Treatland and 1977mopeds are out of stock. Anybody know how often they are in stock at Treatland?

Jason

« Go to Topics — end of thread

Want to post in this forum? We'd love to have you join the discussion, but first:

Login or Create Account