Great forum....tons of good stuff on here. My son has taken on the challenge of restoring an old Bolens 1050 that he bought recently. We got it not running and have since rebuilt the carb, installed a new starter and changed all the ignition parts, wiring etc. We had got it to start the other day without any ether and it would run for about a minute or two fairly well, then just die. No matter how I messed with the settings, I could get it to fire back up (took a while) and it would run for about a minute, then die. We left it on the battery charger to charge overnight and yesterday went to mess with it again....this time we couldn't even get it to fire unless we shot it with starting fluid. Once it fired, it would only run for a few seconds and shut down. I have tried resetting all of the carb adjustments as everyone has said to do, tried pretty much everything....cannot figure out what is wrong with this thing. I admit, I know very little about carbs on these things...wish it was fuel injected. :-)
Looking for any ideas on where to go from here.