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Technical Juice for ultrasonic carb cleaning?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by SHARKO, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. SHARKO
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    I 've got a little ultrasonic cleaner. What is the best additive to the water? and in what concentration?
    Thanks
    Patl
     
  2. wvenfield
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    Best? I dunno. I use Simple Green Straight. Has worked for me and no worries about disposal.
     
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  3. oj
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    I just use dish soap.
     
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  4. SHARKO
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    Dish soap {Colgate} helped but I had heard about Simple Green and I use it here and there with good results. But you are saying just Simple Green no water right?
    Thanks
    Pat
     
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  5. wvenfield
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    That's what I do. Will it work as good or better diluted? I don't know. It seems to work pretty well so I haven't tried anything else.
     
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  6. Hiya Pat! How have you been?
     
  7. rod1
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    A mixture of Shout and water works great. I use it for engine degreaser as well..
     
  8. oldtom69
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    from grandin nd

    used 50/50 mix simple green and water cleaning carbs for small gas engines-couldn't believe how well the ultra sonic cleaner worked.Added bonus,my boss hated the smell of simple green so we used it as much as possible
     
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  9. SHARKO
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    Thanks for the help guys. I'm going to Home Depot for some Green tomorrow. Your 34 PU is coming along. I miss you in the hood. I just put in a nice cruizer (geezer} clutch and I'm ditching the electric fuel pump. I've been waiting a year for my last best upholstery guy. I hope to cruise this summer.
    Pat
     
  10. gimpyshotrods
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    I went to HF and bought their ultrasonic cleaner. I didn't expect much. It got some good reviews, and some bad ones about reliability, so I bought the warranty.

    Two years in, and I am still suitably impressed.

    I use 50/50 simple green and water. Be prepared to oil any non-plated or non-painted surfaces as soon as you dry them.
     
  11. Cool! When you get that Olds out and about cruise out to see my Olds-powered roadster!
     
  12. SHARKO
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    Right on for an Olds mill in a roadster. Is this the 27 or the 31? Olds motors are great if you can find a machinist.
    Pat
     
  13. SHARKO
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    It's fantastic. I think you are just the right caretaker. I'm guessing it's a 324? Is it a hydro or a LaSalle?
    With the carbs off I can see my distributor. It has always worked well with points lasting years. Is there any reason to go to Pertronix?
    Congratulations on your fine hot rod.
    Pat
     
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  14. I use Simple Green in my ultrasonic cleaner too, but be aware that it's corrosive to aluminum if not flushed clean with water.
     
  15. I used Pine-Sol to do some small motorcycle carbs; worked real nice. Smelled good too.
     
  16. Thanks Pat. It’s a 303 hooked to a ‘39 trans and torque tube rear.

    I tried Pertronix once...never again. Points for me brutha!

    I’ll stop muddying up your thread now! I like simple green in my ultrasonic as well FWIW.
     
  17. SHARKO
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    A 303 and a 39 trans is a great combo. sI can't wait to see it
    Pat
     
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