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Posted November 20, 2016 - 01:02 PM

The challenge goes back to folks just buying a new one and scrapping the 'usable' old stuff.

I like to see guys like Kenny bring the old stuff back to life. :rocker2:


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Posted November 20, 2016 - 02:21 PM

I like to see guys like Kenny bring the old stuff back to life. :rocker2:

It's worth mentioning most of my stuff is pre-80s, the snow blower/engine in question here is a 74 Wheel Horse Trailblazer that many around here would have just junked.


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Posted November 20, 2016 - 03:28 PM

It's worth mentioning most of my stuff is pre-80s, the snow blower/engine in question here is a 74 Wheel Horse Trailblazer that many around here would have just junked.

I like it thank you


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Posted November 20, 2016 - 09:13 PM

If we could just get the "corn juice" out of our fuel we wouldn't be ruining so many carbs.


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Posted November 20, 2016 - 09:15 PM

STAY AWAY FROM THE CHEAP ONES from $10-$40

Those are straight off the docks of china and are complete crap , alot of dealers are getting them in with these carbs on them and nothing on them will match over to OEM and all you have to do is look at them and the threads will strip out.

 

If you buy aftermarket make sure its a legitimate brand like stens, oregon ect. Those are decent quality but of course a bit more $$

 

Let me know your full engine numbers and I'll be happy to look up them for you, you may be surprised an OEM carb is not as expensive as you think 

H50, type:65170J, Serial:3215R.  Get me a price and I'll make a decision from there.



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Posted November 20, 2016 - 09:19 PM

If we could just get the "corn juice" out of our fuel we wouldn't be ruining so many carbs.

I've seen the damage that stuff does, I am lucky enough to have plenty of places that sell non-ethanol gas in my area, None of my machines see ethanol besides my truck.


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Posted November 21, 2016 - 03:39 PM

H50, type:65170J, Serial:3215R.  Get me a price and I'll make a decision from there.

 

GENUINE carb  $ 83.41 shipped   Carb rebuild kit for the carb $ 13.50

 

Some nut on ebay is selling them for $110 LOL


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Posted November 21, 2016 - 11:59 PM

Ok, got to think things over, can get a rebuilt carb for $62 shipped on ebay as well, not sure where I'm gonna go with this, if I do a rebuild I will likely patronize my local shop for the kit, no offence Bolens 1000, but I like to support local businesses for smaller stuff like that.


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Posted November 22, 2016 - 08:34 AM

Ok, got to think things over, can get a rebuilt carb for $62 shipped on ebay as well, not sure where I'm gonna go with this, if I do a rebuild I will likely patronize my local shop for the kit, no offence Bolens 1000, but I like to support local businesses for smaller stuff like that.

 

no problem, I'd rather see a local mom and pop shop get the business compared to the Chinese wholesalers on the web!


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Posted November 22, 2016 - 09:47 AM

My experience with Tecumseh carburetors is that it would be hard to be much worse than a factory one.



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Posted November 25, 2016 - 08:13 PM

I got to thinking about the condition of the bowl, it may no longer seal due to being slightly beat up, I have a near identical Tecumseh up in the barn, I may try swapping bowls before I go much farther.



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Posted November 27, 2016 - 07:17 PM

I got to thinking about the condition of the bowl, it may no longer seal due to being slightly beat up, I have a near identical Tecumseh up in the barn, I may try swapping bowls before I go much farther.

Swapped the bowls today, one in storage is a H40, carb is completely toast on that one but bowl was ok, the only leak now is from the little spring loaded button on the bottom(drain), gonna see if I can buy that part separate, if not I will install a brand new bowl.  May try a aftermarket carb on the H40 just for fun.



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Posted November 27, 2016 - 07:52 PM

Swapped the bowls today, one in storage is a H40, carb is completely toast on that one but bowl was ok, the only leak now is from the little spring loaded button on the bottom(drain), gonna see if I can buy that part separate, if not I will install a brand new bowl.  May try a aftermarket carb on the H40 just for fun.

 

Those are available seperate

 

http://bolenspartsan...walbro-154-503/



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Posted November 27, 2016 - 08:01 PM

Those are available seperate

 

http://bolenspartsan...walbro-154-503/

PM me with a total.


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Posted November 30, 2016 - 08:32 PM

Leaks are gone!






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