I recently latched onto the 1968 Custom 10 XL that my dad bought back in the 80's for his rental house. Over the course of time, the machine has fallen into serious disrepair, and I'd like to get it back fighting shape. Before going too far, though, I need to obtain a carburetor body (ear broken off in a bad way) and ignition components.
The ignition parts are mostly under the flywheel and are battered to death; my guess is they were loose and someone cranked the engine over. I keep reading the parts for these engines are NLA, and that switching over to some Hall Effect system is the cat's meow. I figured I'd ask here to get the low-down from folks who may have had the same problem locating parts, or even someone who had used the fancy new systems.
In my shopping around for a replacement HH100 carburetor, I found a lot listed with either no application listed, or being listed for a snow blower. While I normally would think it wouldn't matter, the fact a snow blower only operates in cold weather got me thinking my engine may not get along for very long if used on a 102 degree July day. The Tecumseh manual's cross reference chart indicates that my engine is a HH100, but it doesn't list the Specification Number I need to order parts! I tried getting parts/replacement carb using the Lauson "466" number and crossing it to a Tecumseh part number, but that led me nowhere. Truth be told, I don't know that the carburetor I have is correct. Can you all help me out with what Tecumseh part numbers I can use to find parts for my machine?
917.25260 Serial: 4099
Serial: 8193 08079
Lauson: 466 4M19 Has a "38" cast into it.
Thanks for looking!