So about a week ago I obtained what I now know to be a 1968 MTD 148-760 garden tractor, with a briggs and stratton 10hp engine. Now this is my FIRST project like this so bear with me. Ask me questions. Provide creative critics, suggestions and others. All input is welcome.
First thought was to simply clean the carburetor, put in some fresh gas& oil, new battery and see if she would run. -SCRATCH THAT-
Took the carb off to clean and it was caked about 1/4in thick with dirt &crud. Tearing apart the carb found a spiders nest on the choke plate and dirt clear up into the intake tube. Also looks like its inside the combustion chamber, so I am gonna tear it completely down for a rebuild. This will take a bit as I haven't rebuilt a lawnmower engine since shop in high school some 18yrs ago.
Here are some pics of what i am working with.