Restoration Project

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by vipermanz, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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?:confused:

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

    Thanks in advance,
    JZ
     
  2. sdwally

    sdwally LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
    Good luck.
     
  3. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thank for the idea!!:blob3:
     
  4. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    WHEWWWWW!!!!!! today i:
    sharpened the blades
    un-seized the spindles
    semi-fixed the needle valve
    and washed it!
     
  5. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    today it copped an attitude and doesn't want to start!!
     
  6. Chopper Lover

    Chopper Lover LawnSite Senior Member
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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!

    Mark
     
  7. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
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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?
     
  8. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i scrapped the project:alien:
     

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