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#31 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 10:09 AM

Back to tinkering on the Viking tractor to see if I can get it running.
It was only getting a weak spark once in a while so I bought a point file and cleaned the points today.
Both the cap and rotor look good inside and the distributor is nice and clean.

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After filing the points I put the cap and wires back on and it now has a good spark that will jump a good 1/8 inch gap.

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After turning the engine over a couple of times it started to fire but didn't take off and run.
The gas is running out of the front of the carburetor so I'm thinking that old cork float isn't doing it's job.

I have a small brass float from a motorcycle carburetor and I'm going to see if I can replace the cork float with the brass float.


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Did Standard make their own engine?


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 01:06 PM

Did Standard make their own engine?

 

From what I have been able to learn so far, the whole tractor was built by the Standard Twin Co. in Minneapolis.


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 05:10 PM

Wow! They would have to have a lot of production to make that cost effective.


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 05:34 PM

I'm watching in the sidelines, Ray! If anyone can make this work, I vote for you!


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 05:45 PM

From what I have been able to learn so far, the whole tractor was built by the Standard Twin Co. in Minneapolis.

It was actually Standard Engine Co. For my take on the companies, look at post 50 here: http://gardentractor...-company/page-4


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