I grew up using your product to rebuild carburetors and still have some classic cars. The problem is I can only see 3/4 gallon can. This is not wide enough to put a Holley 4 barrel body and baseplate in. I believe I saw 5 gallon cans somewhere but that is way more than needed (and much deeper than is practical to use most of the time).
I thought what we had in auto shop was ~2.5 gallon can, with a nice wide, stable dip basket. It was wide to accomodate 4 BBL carbs but not so deep as to be wasteful. Is that still available?
We are very familiar with the product you mention, although, it has been discontinued for some time. The available products that will help you with the job, are (part #0996) Berryman® Chem-Dip® Carburetor and Parts Cleaner or ( part #0901) Berryman® Chem-Dip® Professional Parts Cleaner.
So it is left to the public to scrounge or fabricate their own properly sized container and basket? 1 gallon is way too small and 5 gallons is rather silly.
This seems really odd, especially since most containers at home centers and such are plastic nowadays, and I’m sure you’d recommend a sealed metal container for Chem-Dip.
Baffling, certainly not how I’d do it if I was your product marketing guy.
The product was the #0902 and we discontinued the item in March of 2004. Due to low demand and uniqueness of size, sourcing of the can had become problematic. The price of the container became even more expensive than the 5 gallon container. For these reasons, it became impractical to continue producing and selling the product. To our knowledge, we are not familiar with any of our competitors who offer this size container.
I understand the price of the can is a big factor from your perspective, but from a customer perspective the total cost and usability is what matters. And double the fluid content is significant, especially if it is not usable in real world applications (i.e.- 5 gallons way too deep, and an even bigger hassle if you have to fish a small part out of the bottom). Not to mention finding a place to store that taller can is also a hassle since I can’t just put it on the shelf under my parts washer.
I get your competitor doesn’t offer that size can, but the other way to look at it is this would be a differentiator for you.
The good news is I found an old popcorn tin and can just use that to add a second gallon to. The bummer is I don’t have a nice sized basket but I’ll figure something out.