2023 - Volume #47, Issue #1, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Carburetor Floats Made With Nitrophyl
“It’s a state-of-the-art material; nothing phases it,” says Wendell Kelch, Kelch Restoration Services.
Kelch should know. He’s restored hundreds of old tractors, some for himself, but most for customers, with his five to six full-time employees. He buys Nitrophyl for use in his shop but has to buy in quantities beyond his needs from his supplier.
“It’s so good, we decided to sell the extra,” says Kelch.
Nitrophyl is a nitrile rubber ebonite formulation that has been used for floats for more than 60 years. It’s resistant to gasoline, diesel, LP and automotive oils, such as power steering fluid, motor oil and various chemicals and solvents. Different companies make their own proprietary versions.
Kelch’s source makes a proprietary Nitrophyl for their own line of products for the aviation industry and other markets. Like Kelch, they sell the excess.
He offers rectangular and round blocks of the material. He has priced 3 by 3 by 1-in. thick blocks and 2-in. diameter by 3-in. long round blocks at $20. A 6 by 6 by 1-in. thick block costs $65.
“I’ve used this material for years with no issues whatever,” says Kelch. “We also sell an adhesive for bonding multiple layers.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kelch Restoration Service, 3727 Starling Rd., Bethel, Ohio 45106 (ph 513-543-9477; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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