So I am working on my next project. a Ford LGT 165 Close Sided by Jacobsen. It has a Kohler K341 16HP Engine.
I have completely rebuilt the carb. Clean as a whistle (whistles are probably not very clean and covered with spit though).
All jets are clear and clean. Carb gets fuel to the bowl, but not to the engine. Spark Plug is dry after several cranking attempts.
Here are my thoughts:
1. Could it be my float bowl tab is not adjusted properly? I have checked the bowl to verify fuel is getting there, but maybe there is not enough fuel in the bowl? When I take the bowl off, all of the fuel spills so I don't know the level. The bowl though is level when in the up position, and the needle opens and closes freely.
2. Intake Valve not opening and thus not sucking gas into the engine?
I am seeking your guidance before I move into the next logical step of pulling the head off and examining the condition of the valves and piston.
Thank you in advance for your help.