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#121 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 29, 2017 - 05:46 AM

I want to clean more out of the inside and want to use vinegar. But which one, cider or white vinegar? I have soaked some parts in cider vinegar and that worked okay. Haven't tried white yet, so was wondering. I may have some pin holes show up after soaking it, but I can plug them.



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Posted March 29, 2017 - 06:09 AM

I think white would be better?

You could coat the inside with Red Kote tank sealer that way you know all the small holes are gone


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Posted March 29, 2017 - 06:22 AM

Thanks, Brian! I'll grab a gallon of the white as I run that through the coffee pot to clean it out. I have another tank I am going to work on, so I'll have to get some of that Red Kote.



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Posted March 29, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Well, I got some white vinegar and filled the tank up. Within 30 minutes it was foaming at the mouth. Did that for a bit, now nothing.

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Not sure whether to dump it or leave it longer.


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Posted March 29, 2017 - 02:50 PM

Well, I got some white vinegar and filled the tank up. Within 30 minutes it was foaming at the mouth. Did that for a bit, now nothing.

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Not sure whether to dump it or leave it longer.

Well you could dump it out and see what comes out with it - if you see something floating around I would not recommend that you give it mouth to mouth though. :(

 

If the tank looks good you should be good to go - if not you can pour the vinegar back in and let it sit for a while longer.


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Posted March 29, 2017 - 03:55 PM

Poured that out and went to straight water to rinse some debris out. Found another pin hole. Then another. Then another. Total of 5 later and I think it's holding. Definitely need some sealer inside it.

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Posted March 29, 2017 - 08:01 PM

Kenny, here's a picture I found while browsing through my photobucket stuff. I think it's the model you are working on. Thought you might like to see it.

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Posted March 30, 2017 - 05:51 AM

Kenny, here's a picture I found while browsing through my photobucket stuff. I think it's the model you are working on. Thought you might like to see it.

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Yep, mine is like that. Fun little critter!



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Posted July 31, 2017 - 01:33 PM

Since I gave up on the old tank and found a decent replacement, though I would throw a little paint on it. Made up an adapter to fit it to the flywheel shroud. Paint will dry for 2 days as this is Appliance Epoxy. Be out of pocket tomorrow anyways!

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It's larger and will sit higher, but I have a sediment bowl and shutoff for it! I want to use this little guy some more. I have a seat cover for it now, time to fix it up a bit!


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Posted July 31, 2017 - 03:14 PM

Since I now have a 'used' seat cover, thought I would dress the seat pan a little. Make things last a bit longer!

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I doubt I will ever do a 'restoration' on this, but I'll do what I can to keep it functioning.


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Posted August 01, 2017 - 04:48 PM

I got some semi-gloss black on the seat pan today! Moved the LK under the canopy so I can do more to it! I'm going to try to get the steering wheel off so it can be spruced up a bit! I have to pull the flywheel shroud to install the gas tank. Pics tomorrow!


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Posted August 02, 2017 - 09:10 AM

Pics, as promised. A big THANK YOU to member WrenchinOnIt for the seat cover.

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Here's the puller on the steering wheel. I snugged it some more this morning.

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Got the flywheel shroud of to attach the tank. Thought since I was there to move the pull rope 90° since the tank will be close to it's old spot.

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If anyone can show me what is supposed to operate the choke on this thing, it would be nice. The throttle works good, just nothing is attached to the choke. Hard area to get a pic, but I'll try in a bit.


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Posted August 02, 2017 - 10:09 AM

Here's the best I can do for the carb pic right now.

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Got the steering wheel off! :dancingbanana: It has some cracks due to a tree limb falling on it and bending it some. Hoping JB Weld will close them up.

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Posted August 02, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Nice seat cover - will make it look respectable and hopefully give you a nicer ride.

 

If memory serves me correctly there is a tang on the pivot arm that the throttle cable is hooked to and if the throttle cable is moved into the wide open position the tang causes the choke to be applied.  Once it starts if you move the throttle closed a little bit the choke moves to the open position.


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Posted August 02, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Nice seat cover - will make it look respectable and hopefully give you a nicer ride.

 

If memory serves me correctly there is a tang on the pivot arm that the throttle cable is hooked to and if the throttle cable is moved into the wide open position the tang causes the choke to be applied.  Once it starts if you move the throttle closed a little bit the choke moves to the open position.

I see that under there, but it's not actuating the choke at full throttle. Hardly even touches it. There is a small screw under there that looks to be an adjustment for something, not sure what though.






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