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Re: Farmall cub engine "lopes"

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Posted by CDrake on January 13, 2013 at 13:58:03 from (

In Reply to: Farmall cub engine "lopes" posted by CDrake on January 13, 2013 at 09:52:51:

Thanks to both who have responded. I drained the main jet; no change.

Have liberally applied PB blaster to the pivot on top of the governor; it moves much more freely, but still hunts, off and on ,while I am driving, pushing (has a plow), of just standing still.

As mentioned, I will keep putting the blaster on that pivot, as other far pivot is OK. Can't see where else you could free up binding. If this doesn't work after a few days, what is next step? Governor disassembly?

Just read last post; got me to wondering about that carb; didn't really adjust anything during the rebuilt (basically just replaced gaskets and needle valve,etc.).

Wonder about the wisdom of attempting to resusitate a (50-60 YO) carb.

Futzed around with a Weber 2 barrel on one of my Alfas for the longest time; finally just paid $200 for a new one, put it on, and presto, has run like gangbusters ever since. So, maybe a new IH carb is indicated?

Thoughts? (And cheapest place to get one!-looks like they run more than that DGV 36/32 that I got fro Peirce Manifold!)

This post was edited by CDrake at 14:07:40 01/13/13.


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