Checked the pulley, and its good... about .060" of clearance between the bottom of the groove and bottom of the belt when tightened. So at least the pulley is good to go, and I must just not have it tight enough. But that can be dealt with.
After talking with dad, he said it used to start pretty reliably down to 0°F a couple years ago... then it started being hard to start without a heater on it. So he had the carb rebuilt by a local guy - and that seemed to fix it... but I tried the other morning when it was about 5° out, and could just get a few hits, and it would never start. Went out yesterday when it was about 50° and no choke, throttle at its lowest setting, and fired up almost instantly...
Any thoughts on getting it to be a bit better at cold starting? I have gone through the carb adjustments like the book calls for, done it a couple ways mentioned on here that I found in searching... and no real change in how it will start cold. (took a few days of dinking to get the different methods tried and they all seemed to end up in the same place as far as screw positions)
Not the end of the world, but Id like to have it as good as it can be before I take it back to dad.
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