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float bowl

noun
1.
Automotive. the bowl-shaped section of a carburetor in which a reserve of fuel is maintained, the fuel level being regulated by a float.
Also called float chamber.
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  • In this the float chamber and mixing chamber are concentric.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • It is possible that not enough gasoline is present in the float chamber.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • These are: First, Automatic means for filling the float chamber when the gasoline goes below a certain level.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
  • The diagram shows the gasoline within the U-shaped tube, so that it is on a level with the gasoline in the float chamber.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
  • The float guarantees an even level of gasolene in the float chamber at all times.

  • When the level of gasoline in the float chamber was lowered the float would fall and the needle valve uncover the opening.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • A restricted opening connects the float chamber with the cylindrical chamber so that the gasoline level is the same in both.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The device consists of two main parts (Fig. 44)—the float chamber and the jet chamber.

    How it Works Archibald Williams
British Dictionary definitions for float chamber

float chamber

noun
1.
a chamber in a carburettor in which a floating valve controls the entry and level of petrol
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