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On February 7, 2015, Posted by , in Conservation Treatments, With No Comments

On the bench: a two venturi carburetor from a WWII aircraft.  Alloys with magnesium were chosen for their strength and lightweight properties in aircraft manufacture.  However, magnesium is very reactive and quickly corrodes.  We are treating the magnesium corrosion on these engine components by removing the corrosion products and stabilizing the metal.

Stromberg floatless carburetor

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