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Old 07-02-2001, 02:20 AM
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Restoration Project

I am currently restoring an 11 year old briggs&stratton 12hp i/c engine on a riding mower back up to running order, Everything so far has gone pretty good except, I thought on the bottom of the fuel bowl was a drain plug, which turned out to be THE NEEDLE ADJUST SCREW!, Now that i have stripped the bolt and can't get the screw back in the right place, ANY HELP OUT THERE!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????
OR should it just go to a shop?

p.s i can post pics of the problem if you want

Thanks in advance,
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Old 07-02-2001, 09:06 AM
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You can try a thread restoring(cleaning) tap or if it is too bad check with a shop for a used carb. Most shops have bone piles and sell parts at half the price of new.
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Old 07-03-2001, 02:05 AM
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hmm

thank for the idea!!:blob3:
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Old 07-04-2001, 01:52 AM
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results for the day

WHEWWWWW!!!!!! today i:
sharpened the blades
un-seized the spindles
semi-fixed the needle valve
and washed it!
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Old 07-04-2001, 07:32 PM
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today it copped an attitude and doesn't want to start!!
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Old 07-10-2001, 10:23 PM
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See what happens when you wash something??

Grab a handful of dirt and throw it on your mower... Once you get it dirty again things will be fine!

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Well, I don't know Mark........................................ "My" welding truck seems happier after I wash & detail it!

Joking aside, vipermanz, you posted "semi-fixed the needle valve", I'm wondering if this is still out of adjustment and that's why the "no-start". Or, another idea that comes to mind: could some water have gotten into the fuel tank or possibly into ignition components?
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Old 07-11-2001, 01:31 AM
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i scrapped the project:alien:
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