Updraft carburetor


Updraft carburettor fitted to a 1923 Nash car

An updraft carburetor is a type of carburetor (a component of engines that mixes air and fuel together) in which the air enters at the bottom and exits at the top to go to the engine.[1] An updraft carburetor was the first type of carburetor in common use.[2]

In an updraft carburetor the air flows upward into the venturi according to Edward Abdo in Power Equipment Engine Technology.[3] Other types are downdraft and sidedraft carburetors.[3]

An updraft carburetor may need a drip collector.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Collector Car Restoration Bible: Practical Techniques for Professional Results By Matt Joseph Page 156
  2. ^ New Automotive Encyclopedia: Complete Course in Automotive Mechanics with Special Emphasis on Fundamental Principles, Trouble Shooting 1954
  3. ^ a b Power Equipment Engine Technology By Edward Abdo on Page 160
  4. ^ Boating Jul-Aug 1971

External links

  • Updraft Carburetor diagram in Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals & Applications By Ray V Herren