Well I finally got to the cabin and my bolens...
put batt. in tractor and the old girl started up just fine..The wife then mowed about an acre or so,,No problems.. The next day we hooked up the trailer to it and brought some brush down to a burn pile to burn this winter..went to start it back up and it turned over but no start..checked the spark,, plenty,,Then I notice when I'm turnning it over gas it pouring out the air filter..It took a while,, dried the plug,, and tapped on the bowl and the carb- gently..It started right up..
NOW--what would make it do this out of the blue ?? I'm guesing the float stuck down and kept feeding gasto the carb.. By tapping it with the screwdriver handle it freed itself and the float rose to shut off the constant fuel supply to the engine..I needed the tractor the rest of the week so I didn't want to take the bowl off,,cause if I screwed the gasket up or anything else I would be with out a tractor for the week,and I'm 20 miles from the nearest town and parts are not on the shelf..So,,I left it runs good for now but my curiosity is driveing me crazy.. Any thoughts ?????