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farmer craig

05-17-2017 06:50:44

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1948 8n won't start after running fine all day. Turns over and starts and runs for a few seconds but when you throttle up it cuts out. What are the symptoms of a stuck float? Thanks in advance.

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Dell (WA)

05-17-2017 10:35:31

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 Re: Stuck foat in reply to farmer craig, 05-17-2017 06:50:44  
farmer craig........owe fer goodness sakes, stuck float and yer gonna use a flame wrench??? Call the FIRE DEPT!!!

Hears a cupple of tipps: 5-mins, BAD condendser; 1-hr, BAD 4-nipple coil; 5-hrs, VACUUM inna gravity fed gastank. Open gascap and whoosh!!! yer vent in the dome at top and front of tank has been sealed by mud-daubers. Gitt a vented gas cap fer 600-series Ford tractor. $20, cheap........HTH, Dell, yer self-appointed sparkie-meister

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R Geiger

05-17-2017 10:26:32

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 Re: Stuck foat in reply to farmer craig, 05-17-2017 06:50:44  
There are two ways a float can stick, open or closed. If it was stuck open, fuel would be running out the inlet of the carb. If it was stuck closed, when draining the carb, you you get a rush of fuel at first but then nothing, or maybe even nothing to start with.

What does the spark look like? will it jump a 1/4" gap?

On that draining the carb you should get a pint far full in 2 to 3 minutes.

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05-17-2017 07:10:00

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 Re: Stuck foat in reply to farmer craig, 05-17-2017 06:50:44  
Take the drain plug out of the bottom of the carb and see if gas runs out. Should be a steady stream not a drip, drip,drip.

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farmer craig

05-17-2017 09:35:44

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 Re: Stuck foat in reply to tractorguy2, 05-17-2017 07:10:00  
Thanks, I forgot to mention I did that and it drains fine. My next step is to pull the plugs and heat them up with a torch.

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05-17-2017 20:09:51

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 Re: Stuck foat in reply to farmer craig, 05-17-2017 09:35:44  
Why are you heating the spark plugs?

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