It started and ran on the third serious pull.
The really weird part is, after I had put a new pull cord on it and gave it a couple of test pulls, I swear it sounded like it was trying to fire up, before I even put gas in it!
I can only guess that it was hitting on the Marvel Mystery Oil that I had douched the shit out of it with.
I had taken the plug out and completely filled the combustion chamber plus I had turned it over a few times with the plug out and some had run back in under the valves when they opened. I had also dumped a bunch in the tank and down the carb yesterday and let it sit overnight.
That is some amazing stuff, it cleans aluminum like nobodies business too.
I changed the oil yesterday and shined the thing up a bunch.
It’s smoking in the picture because it had only been running about a minute and it was still burning all that shit out.
It smoked pretty hard for two or three minutes and then it cleaned up.
I had another stroke of luck earlier today when I ran up to the local parts house to snag a couple/four cans of Brake Clean.
Just inside the front door was a display with all kinds of small engine part goodies.
I couldn’t tell you if it was there the last time I was but they had a bunch of shit that I needed right there that saved me a shitload of hassle.
A new pull cord and handle, a new air filter, they even had the one I couldn’t find for the tractor, carb gaskets and all kinds of shit. I snagged a bunch of it, including the carb gaskets and two new diaphragms because I just knew I was going to have to rebuild the carburetor on the damn thing.
She’s a runner by God.
Thank you, by the way.
A running 5 horse engine is worth more than what I paid for the whole thing so I’m as happy as a blind lesbian in a fish market.
Now I have to fix the hopper , finish cleaning it up and it’s good to go!