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yazoo pto-b yazoo mower jerry clower special!

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Posted August 01, 2016 - 05:28 PM

I have some pics in this thread. But from here on, all progress will be in this thread. We will make this Yazoo mow again if at all possible!

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Posted August 01, 2016 - 05:39 PM

Here's pics of the front covers. Decals look great. Looks like it was a Maroon color from what I can see.

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Posted August 02, 2016 - 04:10 PM

The actual machine you bought this time?

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Posted August 02, 2016 - 04:17 PM

The actual machine you bought this time?

YES!


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Posted August 05, 2016 - 07:12 PM

With a big thank you to EricFromPa, I decided to tackle the carb on this B&S. He posted a couple nice videos here. Anyways, I had the knowledge I needed to tear this carb down and clean it.

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It was a bit nasty.

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After getting that done, I turned to the gas tank!  It had about a half gallon of old gas in it. Drained that into a pan then strained it to see how bad it was. Lots of rust.

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Put a pint of cider vinegar in the tank and sloshed that about. Let it set for an hour or so and drained that out. Ran it through a strainer to see what came out.

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Rinsed the tank out with water twice and let it dry. It's ready to go back on.


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Posted August 07, 2016 - 09:28 AM

Got out this morning to play with this some. Cleaned the flywheel and coil(?) and made sure the gap was correct.

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Moved to the points and got a big surprise there!

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Don't think I'll be using these again.

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Have to find new ones. Or this Magnetron. Either way, I'll need some help to get this set up.



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Posted August 07, 2016 - 11:19 AM

Took the head off and cleaned what carbon was there. Got the head trued back up. I'm just gonna use the original gasket for now as it was not leaking that I can see. May opt for a new one later.

 

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Posted August 07, 2016 - 01:04 PM

Well, got the head back on. Cleaned the points and condenser as much as I could. Stuck them back in and no spark turning it over by hand. Do I need to hook the starter up and turn it over faster? Need some help here!



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Posted August 07, 2016 - 01:54 PM

Kenny, you should be able to spin it over by hand fast enough to get a spark. Make sure the kill switch isn't grounded out at the Mag.. is the air gap correct on the Mag? I use a business card between the Mag anf flywheel to get it set close enough to run. Turn the flywheel so the magnets pull the Mag down to them with the business card between them and tighten up the Mag bolts.


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Posted August 07, 2016 - 03:11 PM

Kenny, you should be able to spin it over by hand fast enough to get a spark. Make sure the kill switch isn't grounded out at the Mag.. is the air gap correct on the Mag? I use a business card between the Mag anf flywheel to get it set close enough to run. Turn the flywheel so the magnets pull the Mag down to them with the business card between them and tighten up the Mag bolts.

I did all that. Got the starter turning it over and still no spark! Think the coil? is bad!



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Posted August 07, 2016 - 03:37 PM

There will no further updates to this!  Sorry it isn't a Bolens folks!



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Posted August 08, 2016 - 07:18 PM

Is there ways to bench test these coils ? Maybe ohm readings ?
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Posted August 08, 2016 - 07:59 PM

Kenny got her fired up & running!  Now he's gonna see if she drives & mows soon.


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Posted August 08, 2016 - 08:02 PM

Is there ways to bench test these coils ? Maybe ohm readings ?

If someone knows, let us in on how!

 

I swapped the coil out and had it running today. May go for a ride tomorrow!


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Posted August 08, 2016 - 08:25 PM

What surprised me was there was no smoke, even though I soaked the top of the piston with MMO for 3 days! Guess it all went on through. Starts real easy. May need carb adjustments, but that's to be expected.

I took the push button starter thingy out and wired in a solenoid with a magneto type switch. Cranks over very nice!


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