It warmed up to a balmy 43* here today, and in anticipation of Sam's visit to pick up the thatcher, I thought I'd see if I could get the 1886FL running.
The first order of business was to get the Mast forward enough to raise the hood. I managed to do that so I could check the fuel tank, which was dry as a bone, so I added a gallon or so.. Next I checked the air filter, and was pleasantly surprised to find an almost new one!
Checked the choke and throttle cables and found that they were free and working. Checked the oil, which looks pretty good, and was probably changed not too long before it was parked.
Since the HDT has a 35 AMP alternator in it, I fired it up and used it to jump the 1886FL.
Now for the DANG part. It cranks over OK, but doesn't seem to be drawing fuel. I hit it with a quick shot of starting fluid, and it does fire on that, but won't keep running.
Looks like I'll have to go through the fuel system and make sure that it's getting fuel to the carb. Once I establish that, I guess I'll find out if the carb needs work as well.