Just here to do a little bragging
Posted September 19, 2011 - 11:30 PM
I got it home, threw some fresh gas in it and tugged. Didn't budge. I began to think this was going to be a bigger project than I had anticipated. But on a whim I pulled off the recoil starter and put a socket on the flywheel. The motor spun with relative ease. So I put the recoil back on, put a quick shot of starter fluid in the carb and pulled again. This time it spun, caught, belched out a huge cloud of blue smoke, and died. A couple more pulls and she fired right up and ran like a champ!
As I sat down to write this, I checked cl to get a screen shot of the ad, and the owner had modified it to say it would not turn over. It's a good thing that wasn't there originally, because I probably would have skipped over it. I'm glad I didn't, because this thing is in great shape. The blades look sharp, and it came with a brand new set along with a spare air cleaner. The PO had put a quick oil drain on the crank case, so it must have been maintained when he used it. Given the big blue cloud, I bet he poured some oil in the cylinder, but then gave up when he couldn't pull start it.
I realize this is not the point of this forum, but there is no Troy Bilt forum and I wanted to tell someone 'cause the wife doesn't really share my enthusiasm, and the kids just like it because the stick used to feed the hopper makes a nice weapon to chase each other around the yard with. I'm doing a happy dance here all by myself and I had to share it with someone. Thanks for reading!
Posted September 20, 2011 - 12:07 AM
that's one heck of a nice looking machine. Good story, nice addition. Downed limbs beware!
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Posted September 20, 2011 - 04:20 AM
Good looking machine.
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