Got the 5752 up and running..!! Put the new condenser in, filed & re-adjusted the points and I got good spark. Got the engine reassembled, then on to the fuel tank.
The inside of the tank was pretty rusty. More of a surface rust, but somewhat scaly in the bottom. After doing some searching on the net, I found a product called "Metal Rescue". A water based rust remover that a few guys in forum's swore by. Found the best price at a local Mennards, so got a gallon jug. Right at $25.00 for the jug. I threw a good sized handful of nails that came with some electric fence insulators in the tank, and shook them around for a bit to get the rough stuff loose. Poured the Metal Rescue in the tank, and let it set for 24 hrs. I then emptied the contents back in the jug, as it is reusable, up to a point, until it gets too diluted with rust particles, according to the directions. Rinsed with water a couple of times, then put a bit of Acetone in the tank, and swished it around so as to dry it out. I'm happy to report, it did a pretty decent job!! A bit of gas for a final rinse, then filled the tank.
I added a sediment bowl, and put the new fuel line on. Primed the fuel system, and in 4 pulls it was running. Had to do some tweeking on the carb settings, but got her to idle right down to a putt.
I hooked up to a set of cultivators that Dad had modified in the mid 80's. He'd taken a spare set of cultivators, and attached the partial framework of a 12 shank spike type, horse drawn cultivator frame to it, using 4 old bent/broken DB shanks. One end has spikes, and the other spoon like teeth. The front two, I left the spikes down, but the rest I flipped from what he had to the spoon end down. He'd made this to cultivate when plants were just first coming up. Just enough to stir the ground, and get the weeds in the two leaf button stage. I got all of the teeth adjusted, setting it on the concrete floor in the shop. Time to try it out..!!
As you can see, the garden dirt had a bit of a crust from all of the rain, but still a bit damp. I'm pleased to report it did very well..!! I did make a pass out a row, then came back the same row. Stirred just the top 1-1/2" or so of the surface, and seemed like thousands of the tiny silver thread roots from weeds brought to the top..!! I had to stop 3 times cultivating 4 rows, to get a lump of dirt off of a Pea plant. Not bad... The little Tecumseh idled right along, nice & easy. Seems to be a torquey little devil..!!
Here's a few pics... Two of the cultivator, and one showing the crusty damp ground. I tried to upload a video of it in action, but says I'm not permitted to upload this kind of file. So, I possibly have to upload to say like YouTube first, then attach the link to that..??
I do need to replace the adjuster on the left hand side. It is worn so bad where it pivot's, there is close to an inch difference in depth. There are several spares hanging in the shed, so may dig them out sometime this week, and replace it.
Since I've got this one up and going, and going to rain for a few days this week, I may dig out the set with the 5 tine weeders attached, and see how they work.
LUV my toys..!! Especially when they can save me a LOT of work..!! :)