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Pictures of a Beck for a early knuck

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Post Wed May 25, 2022 11:34 am

Posts: 1468
Location: Ojo Caliente,NM,USA
Cotten,
I couldn't member which thread you asked for pictures of the Beck carb that came off a knuck. So I'm starting a new thread.
When I got this M6 it had the tall Harley throttle arm and a vent to the outside venturi. The choke moves the opposite from an Indian. I put an Indian main nozzle and venturi and one of your floats and except for the washer on the idle needle wearing out last year it has ben great.
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Notice the choke applied with the lever up.
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I think it probably was setup for a Hardly like the guy I bought it from said.
This is the same carb that had the Gorilla Glued float for bout 10 years I finally put the spare in when I was fighting with the idle last year.
Dusty

Post Thu May 26, 2022 8:30 am

Posts: 3555
Location: Central Illinois, USA
Thanks Dusty!

I think the "INDIAN" has been filed off:

M6 stamp black.jpg


M6BA stamp.JPG




Although some very early models with four-line scripts and 2-bolt inlets didn't have it:

M6EARLY.JPG


Your choke lever is WLA for use with the hose airbox.

The LS spring collar washer must be able to slide slightly upon the body as the needle goes through its arc, and I have ground many.

....Cotten
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Post Sun May 29, 2022 5:14 pm

Posts: 1468
Location: Ojo Caliente,NM,USA
When I bought it, ti was definitely setup for a Harley. He said that he bought it from the old down town Oklahoma city HD dealer. I wouldn't put it past a HD dealer with a display case full of Becks to file the Indian off But I wouldn't expect them to change anything but the throttle lever.
Dusty

Post Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:27 am

Posts: 3555
Location: Central Illinois, USA
Linkert re-stamped their own carbs for Beck distribution, I believe, Dusty!

Here's a Beck M8SA where you can still make out 441, which today would be worth five times as much:

Beck M8SAstp.jpg


So perhabs Linkert may have filed off the INDIAN for HD dealers!

Here's more:

Beck M6BSTP.jpg


Beck m6stamp nickel.jpg

(Note pre-War nickel, but also a Scheb HS knob...)

...Cotten
PS: We should also note that L&L offered an exchange service.
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