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Posted September 22, 2011 - 07:07 PM

I'm doing a restoration on a 1964 sears custom 600.I was wondering if i find another 6 hp tecumseh and put it in, is it still considered original ,also does anyone know where i can find one or even just the carb off it thanks.

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 07:11 PM

I'm doing a restoration on a 1964 sears custom 600.I was wondering if i find another 6 hp tecumseh and put it in, is it still considered original ,also does anyone know where i can find one or even just the carb off it thanks.


I think if you have the old engine, a tin swap would make most purists happy. Whats wrong with the old one?

And :wewantpics: Always up for pics of a Sears. Going to start on Dads Custom 6 this fall.

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 08:21 PM

The engine runs perfect, but the brass float has a hole in it and so it leaks gas.The float i need is smaller than the brass or plastic floats that is supposed to be the replacement every small engine mechanic sells me this new type that is too big....Ineed one that is 1 and 5 /8 inch across.Thats the only thing thats stopping me.

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Posted September 22, 2011 - 08:38 PM

hmmmm.... intresting, what is the model number and type of carb ?

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 05:37 AM

Those are little carbs. IDK the carb model, but you might try fixing that one if it isn't completely bad. Couple of guys here have unsoldered the vent hole on top, soldered the hole on the bottom and then put the vent cover back on.

I also wonder about tank coat? Wonder if it would add to much weight.

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 05:51 AM

Can you post pics of how the throttle is connected to the governor and carb? I have a 65 600 and not sure if it is the original engine. I would solder the float too.

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 06:15 AM

tank coat will be ok, i have used before with little weight difference, fuel tank mounts are strong, float being 1 5/8th wide sounds a little small for a tecumseh carb but i could be way off, i would solder the original float too,

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 06:18 AM

tank coat will be ok, i have used before with little weight difference, fuel tank mounts are strong, float being 1 5/8th wide sounds a little small for a tecumseh carb but i could be way off, i would solder the original float too,


I didn't finish the sentence I guess, I meant: Could you use tank coat on the outside of a float to fix it?

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 05:29 PM

oh, that i don't know never tried it,

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 06:29 PM

I vote for soldering your old float. I wouldn't want to swap an engine just because of a float. Are you sure it is the right carb that is on your engine?

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Posted September 23, 2011 - 07:03 PM

Well some have said that it looks like a briggs,so as soon as i get some of thease pictures posted maybe that will give you a better chance to see what i have.Also thanks very much for helping me out

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 07:14 PM

Would you know what is the right carb ,actually what is the right carb for a 1964 sears custom 6oo the model # for the tractor reads 917 99500 [or even what is the right engine

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 07:37 PM

http://gardentractor...ss-float]-5175/,
this should answer your questions,




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