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#31 Trav1s OFFLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2017 - 02:12 PM

So I pulled this out of storage to get it ready for winter and a new home since I upgraded to a JD TRS21.  Took the carb apart to adjust the float only to discover it is full of gasoline.  This is no surprise as I have been using a small fuel shut-off valve I installed in the fuel line to manage fuel flow to the carb.  Still don't have the model/spec number off the little 2 stroke Tecumseh as you need to remove the engine to get to them.



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Posted October 27, 2017 - 02:20 PM

Here is the float that it uses

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Posted October 27, 2017 - 06:28 PM

dont be so fast to want to send it to a new owner.. sometimes those little 2 cycle 1-stage are just what you need, esp for walkways and such. or if you just got an inch or 2....

sunk float, seems like I have had a run of those lately.  fortunately a new float isn't that much money.

One thing that I found out on Tecumsehs... DON'T use an aftermarket needle and seat, I have done lots of those carbs over the years and EVERY SINGLE TIME that I tried an aftermarket needle and seat it has bled gas out the mouth of the carb til the tank empties out. buy, and keep a couple of those 631021 needle/seat kits around....


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Posted October 27, 2017 - 09:54 PM

I like that post ^ "every single time"  :smilewink:



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Posted October 28, 2017 - 06:55 AM

dont be so fast to want to send it to a new owner.. sometimes those little 2 cycle 1-stage are just what you need, esp for walkways and such. or if you just got an inch or 2....

sunk float, seems like I have had a run of those lately.  fortunately a new float isn't that much money.

One thing that I found out on Tecumsehs... DON'T use an aftermarket needle and seat, I have done lots of those carbs over the years and EVERY SINGLE TIME that I tried an aftermarket needle and seat it has bled gas out the mouth of the carb til the tank empties out. buy, and keep a couple of those 631021 needle/seat kits around....

 

 

The Deere is a single stage paddle unit and has a Tecumseh 2 stroke in it like the little Snapper but is a bit larger (24" instead of 18").  I used briggs parts to do the first rebuild and will continue to use them on my project - i agree they are a better quality.  


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Posted October 28, 2017 - 01:40 PM

Oh. I thought the TRS ones were2 stage units.  Deere had 2 series of 2 stage units over the years, they had one series (the better/heavier duty kind) that were actually built for them by Ariens and most had the cast iron impeller gearcase, then the TRS series, which as I remember was built by Murray.

same as equivalent machines by respective brands besides color.....



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Posted November 02, 2017 - 09:27 AM

Still need to get a float ordered

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Posted November 03, 2017 - 08:24 AM

The floats are now made plastic by tecumeh which are actually superior to the metal now with todays fuels

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Posted November 04, 2017 - 04:48 PM

The floats are now made plastic by tecumeh which are actually superior to the metal now with todays fuels

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Looks like you get some more money from me and I am totally good with that!


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Posted November 06, 2017 - 09:27 AM

Ordered the float this morning.   :rocker:



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Posted November 16, 2017 - 03:42 PM

New float installed and the old Snapper is all buttoned up.  Did a bit of priming after giving the float bowl a chance to fill and gave it a try.  Looking at it next to the TRS21 that I picked up to replace it makes the Snapper look really small.  I won't re-home it until I have some time with the TRS21 in the snow.  Thanks again to Bolens 1000 for the parts.   :thumbs:


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Posted November 16, 2017 - 09:43 PM

Here they are together.

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