My Deluxe Super 3
Posted February 10, 2012 - 09:35 PM
Brought it into the shop today, with grand visions of getting it up and running again, and hopefully working it, and a couple others in the garden this year.
It has the AU85 engine.
I pulled the spark plug, and sandblasted, and re-gaped it. I layed the plug on the head of the engine, and rolled the engine over with the pull rope, not expecting to really see anything. To my amazement, a good bluish-yellow spark..!!
I cleaned the oil bath breather, and got the throttle, and choke cables sprayed with lube, and got them working easy. The clutch does need adjusted, as it doesn't have that nice snap like my other one's.
The gas tank almost looks pristine inside. Whoever the PO was, did make a couple mods to it. In the second picture of the engine cowling, that is a kill switch. A wire runs up through the right handle, and there is a home made thumbswitch there. They also removed the sediment bowl, and replaced with plastic tubing, and an inline filter. I think I have a few NOS small sediment bowls that may fit this. Will have to look at the manual, and see what type of fuel line was used...
Being this has the speed changer on it, it will probably be my cultivating tractor.
I didn't realize maybe how rare this bird is. It is a 1955, but was replaced through that production run by anther model, with a better clutch, or so I read.
Anyone now anything more about this particular model..??
Posted February 11, 2012 - 05:19 AM
Edited by golfwrench, February 11, 2012 - 05:23 AM.
Posted February 11, 2012 - 12:06 PM
I haven't taken the housing off yet, but will to clean it up here sometime soon.
But, I will Google Atom ignition module. Maybe that explains still having good spark..!!
Posted February 11, 2012 - 12:23 PM