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#151 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Looking good.  You could run a piece of flat iron from the one recoil mounting screw up to the bolt at the front of the fuel tank to act as a brace - just a suggestion.

Thinking along those lines. Or over the other side to the shroud bolt. Might be unsightly, but would stiffen things. Gotta get the little thing started and see what it does right now.


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Posted August 04, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Nice job on the steering wheel, that is a huge improvement. :thumbs:


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Posted August 04, 2017 - 02:19 PM

Well, I pulled the carb bowl and found a mess! Gonna need some parts. @ Bolens 1000, if you have a a needle,seat and bowl gasket for these, send me a PM.


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Posted August 04, 2017 - 04:44 PM

Will do have everything here instock


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Posted August 09, 2017 - 04:09 PM

Got the new carb kit for Bolens 1000. Put it together and set the float like the manual says and it floods big time. Reset the float to a lower setting and the needle won't unseat (ie, no gas in the bowl). Been fighting with it all afternoon. I'm about ready to use a 4 lb. sledge to adjust it permanently! Either floods or the needle sticks closed! No in between!


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Posted August 09, 2017 - 08:23 PM

Is this the old metal or new plastic style?

Did you put that little white seat in the right way with the lip edge facing in towards the hole?


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Posted August 10, 2017 - 05:05 AM

The seat is in the right way, It's the old brass float, not full of fuel.



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Posted August 10, 2017 - 02:10 PM

Guess a 4 lb. sledge is the right way to adjust it!


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Posted August 11, 2017 - 05:22 AM

I'm letting this set for a while again! Maybe the fresh fuel will help it. Just frustrated with it!


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Posted August 11, 2017 - 05:36 AM

looks good there and still in reasonable condition too , the articulated machines have always intrigued me

 

maybe one day

 

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Posted August 11, 2017 - 05:47 AM

looks good there and still in reasonable condition too , the articulated machines have always intrigued me

 

maybe one day

 

Shane  

It's fun to drive/mow with! Hope it will quit this issue soon.



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Posted August 11, 2017 - 06:40 AM

I was having the same problem with my tech. carb I had to fiddle with the spring and the float shaft. I don't know why the needle is sticking, I would try removing the float and needle then take the needle with your fingers and turn it back and forth like you were lapping a valve up against the seat, that may help it not to stick together, just a thought but maybe worth a try.


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Posted August 11, 2017 - 07:21 AM

Here's something I learned from much experience with Tecumseh float valves having the soft seat and metal needle:

 

Tecumseh always recommended installing the soft seat with the sharp edge of the seat going into the carb body first.  ...This left the tapered opening facing the point of the metal needle.

 

The tapered point of the needle would wedge in the tapered portion of the seat, causing the needle to stick closed.

 

After fighting this on many occasions, I began installing the soft seats in the opposite direction, so the tapered portion went into the carb body first.

 

The point of the needle now makes a "line" contact against the soft seat, which seals, but does not wedge together. 

 

Do not use a screwdriver to push the seat into place, as it will damage the seat.  ....I used a B&S fiber point plunger or a cut-off B&S air cleaner screw, but any flat-bottomed rod of the correct diameter will properly install the seat.

 

This method served me well for many years in our shop.  ...I hope it works for you, too!


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Posted August 11, 2017 - 07:30 AM

I used a 5/32" pin punch to put it in, Bruce. May take the carb back off and look into what you are saying.


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Posted August 11, 2017 - 07:41 AM

Kenny:  The best way to remove the seat for re-use is to blow it out with compressed air applied to the fuel inlet elbow.

 

Be sure to cover it with a rag to prevent launching the seat into unknown territory.

 

In an earlier post, you questioned the small screw under the plate over the carb.  ...This screw is used to adjust the top speed (rpm) to increase or limit the rpms at full throttle. ...It has no effect on fuel mixture.


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