I have been trying to get my 1053 running right. The PO said his buddy had put a new head gasket on it recently, and then he never had time to get it running. I have cleaned the gas tank, and carburetor. I tried to set the float height as per the kit instructions, 1 5/8", but the float hits the bottom of the bowl then. So I just kinda eyeballed it. After I did that I got it to run, but not really well. It wouldn't rev up past about half throttle without quitting.
I finally had a chance to mess with it again, and now I can hardly get it to run at all. It starts, and idles most of the time. I can also get it to accelerate , but after a couple of seconds at higher rpm, it dies. At first I thought it was fuel, so I have had the carb apart I don't know how many times, and am pretty sure nothing is clogged. I have tried adjusting both the main and idle jets with no success. It seems like it will only run when it is overly rich.
When it dies at higher rpm, it seems almost like an ignition problem because I can choke it and it doesn't even fire again. As soon as I try to restart it will usually start, and if I rev it up, same thing again. It will accelerate for a few seconds and just die.
Since it acts like ignition, I put a plug, points and condenser in, with no change. I'm going to try a coil next.
Another problem I'm having that probably isn't related is the starter generator. It seems to work ok as a starter, but it puts a large load on the engine when generating. It also gets really hot, like starting to melt insulation on the field wire hot. I realize they will get hot, but this seems excessive. If I loosen the belt up to let it slip the tractor will actually idle better.
Any suggestions, or anybody interested in a non-running 1053 cheap??!!!!
Edited by Kfs35, September 03, 2013 - 01:55 PM.