With a 100+ year history and millions of memories tied to our products, it’s not uncommon for our customers to want to restore carburetors no longer in production. We do our best to help, whether it’s a factory refurbish or information on vintage repair specialists closer to home. Most carburetors can be repaired or refurbished to like-new condition as long as the body is in good shape.
Vintage product in stock. We carry a limited supply of more recent vintage product in stock. Our current inventory consists of the following carburetors, which can be purchased in our shop or by contacting us:
HD Kit Release. Back by popular demand are our kits for HD carburetors. HD kits and the accelerator pump for Harley-Davidson carburetors are available now; kits for snowmobiles and jet-skis will be available later this year.
Vintage Documents. Below are some Illustrated Parts Lists, service manuals, guides and other reference material for some of our Vintage carburetors. We are in the process of collecting and updating this list, so email us or check back if you don’t see what you’re looking for.
- HC (Vintage)
- HR Parts List
- HR Snowmobile Application Guide (1973)
- HR Snowmobile Description (1969)
- HR Vintage Service Manual
- HL (Vintage 1974)
- Quick Reference Catalog (1970)
- MS F Type
- MS C Type
- Third Party Reference sites
- Antique Small Engine Collector’s Club Tillotson Reference Guide (prox. 1921-1941)
Tillotson Repair Services. If we don’t carry the new part in stock, we can try to repair or refurbish the carburetor for you as long as the body and primary machined components are in good shape (no breaks or leaks). The process requires you to send the carburetor to our factory in Ireland, where we will evaluate it and give you an estimate if we think we can repair it before we begin any work. Prices will vary; a simple repair usually costs $75-100 while a more complicated repair can cost up to $350 if we have to fabricate several parts. You will be responsible for the cost of shipping the carburetor both ways. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Third Party Repair Services. There are several companies in the United States that specialize in repairing vintage carburetors, both Tillotson and other brands. These companies are third-parties, not affiliated with us, so you should contact them for details or more information. Note that most of them make their own parts or use non-OE parts since most of the parts are no longer available. Here are some that our customers have used in the past:
- EC Carburetors. Specializes in HR, HL and HD carburetors for racing, vintage snowmobiles and Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. eccarburetors.com
- The Carburetor Shop. Specializes in pre-1974 carburetors. thecarburetorshop.com
- Discount Marine Parts. Specializes in vintage marine carburetors. discount-marine-parts.com