And Yes, It did set outside for YEARS, without any sort of a cover before I came in posession of it.
YUP, You got it, I use the old round wash tub to cover it with.
I seen this tiller setting in front of a garage, across the lane from My Cousins house in Huntley Montana.
One day I told My cousin that if I ever was able to see anyone outside of that house that I was going to ask if they would sell that old tiller. My cousin said If He seen anyone over there that HBe would ask them for Me.
After several months, My cousin calls and asks how much was I willing to go on that tiller. I told Him about a hundred and fifty bucks. He told Me that He had picked it up for seventy five. WOOOOHOOOOO
After I got it home, it was the usual maintenance type of stuff. flush the fuel tank, replace the fuel hose, clean and kit the carb of that Kohler cast iron beast of a 7 Horse power.
Drained the fluids, removed the top cover from the transhmixer and flushed it all out real good. Replaced the axle seals and adjusted the shimming of the shafts. clean and lube and lube and clean.
Installed the carbeurator, filled it with fuel, about a 1/4 tank any way, wrapped the rope arounf the starter pulley, nothing, another try, nothing, another try, nothing and away I pulled with the same results. OK, time to check out a ferw things.
Ended by replacing the points, magneto, sparking plug and condensor.
Wrapped the rope, pulled, nothing, wrapped the rope and pulled, a puff of smoke and a chug, another try and, it was running. made the necessary adjustments and set the governor.
Starts by the third pull every time, puffs some smoke under load. Have not had a use for it yet, bnut, ow that I have a tiller, is it absolutely necessar that I plant a garden ? full of twomaters and cucumbers and cabbages and lettuce and green beans, swiss chard, punkins and squashes toooh ?
Now, thinking about it, breakfast must be in order, thinking about all that fresh food brought that on.
OH, I forgot, the tiller is from about 1972 or so.
Edited by MrMarty51, November 13, 2014 - 11:47 AM.