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    ZB50 carburetor questions

    I recently purchased a ZB50 and took the carb off to clean it. Upon disassembly I noticed there was no air box and that someone had fitted an old style Z50 air cleaner on it. I didn't think anything of it until I was putting a new gasket kit in it. The gaskets did not work on my carb, so upon further research it looks like a z50 or Z50R carb has been installed.
    I am a bit of a stock purist where it makes sense so I would like to put a stock air box back in (I have found one for sale) but my question is does anyone know if the Z50 carb is a good option for this engine and will it fit with a stock air box? I don't know if the throat or the length is the same size.

    Another option would be to find a stock carb but this one cleaned up well in my ultrasonic cleaner and if it is a good option I might as well use it.
    Thanks in advance for any help/advice.

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    How did you make out? The Z50 carb is probably the same size as the ZB. Measure your carb where the air filter goes on and I will measure a ZB carb for you.
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    Thanks Tmas, I will try to measure it tonight. I will also try to get some pictures posted in the next couple weeks.

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    It looks like the air cleaner side is about 28mm and the length of the carb is about 69mm, will this work with a stock air box?
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    Carb length is 71 mm.
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    The air filter side is 35 mm.
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    Thanks for the measurements, it looks like I need to be looking for a new carb. I have an air box coming though.

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    Where did you get your airbox? I am starting a teardown and rebuild - trying to find as many oem parts as possible.

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