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So the other day...

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Posted by Bruce(OR) on January 05, 2013 at 21:09:20 from (

The wife goes out to her slightly modified Fergy TO-20.
I am on the other side of the house and can only faintly her what is going on...
Crank, crank, crank....
Vroom! chug, chug, chug, spu-u-u-tter, ugh.

Crank, crank...
Vroom! chug, chug, chug, spu-u-u-tter, ugh.

Crank, crank, crank, crank, crank....
Vroom! chug, chug, spu-u-u-tter, ugh.

By now I have gotten down there and notice the ign switch is not quite in the correct position.
So, I try it.

Crank, crank, crank,crank, crank....
chug, chug, chug, spu-u-u-tter, ugh.


Pull the plugs. Yep! Wet and black.
Where is my propane torch??
here is the striker, nearly worn out flint. here is the nozzle. Wrong nozzle, it"s busted. Fix it later cuz" I"m too cheap/lazy to toss it.
Find another nozzle. Where in blazes is the can?
Got sonme in the other shed. Somewhere.
Okay found that. Fire it off and heat up some plugs. Burn off some gas, clean off some carbon.
Good enough.
it"s getting late. Screw the plugs in and try it again.
Crank, crank, crank....
spu-u-u-tter, ugh.

F%^%^&* IT!

Another day or three...
"When ya" gonna fix MY tractor?"

pull the carb fuel filter. Not enough crud to make it not run. Clean it out anyway and install the brass fitting back into the carb. What"s this piece? Oh yeah dope! That"s the screen. Remove brass fitting and reinstall WITH the screen filter.

How much gas is in this bomb? How about looking at the fuel guage? Huh? Okay, open the cap and verify. Yep! Out to lunch.
Find the gas can and make magic.
Wow, a little bit of liquid dead dinosaur works wonders.


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