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01-10-2021 16:26:18

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Good evening. I just took the tank off of a recently purchased super c. The tank an lines are so full of sludge that nothing will flow through it. the fuel that was in the tank was drained when I took the tank off. The carb was full of rust and white powder. It is a carter car 0-653 i believe. My questions are, what is the best thing to clean the sludge out of the tank? As for the carb, is it worth putting a kit in or just buying a zenith and being done with it? I dont want to make this a show tractor. Just functional. I have seen carbs on amazon for 50 bucks but dont know if it is worth the hassle. Cleaning the tank right now is my main concern. Thanks

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01-11-2021 13:03:07

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 Re: fuel tank and carb in reply to cduke88, 01-10-2021 16:26:18  
Got 90 percent of the junk out. Surprisingly it wasn't very rusted. I'm working on getting all the sludge on the other side of the baffle out now. As for the carb. I bought a cheap one on Amazon to see if the tractor will even run before I overhaul the carter carb. The old tractor is not seized but has been sitting alot longer than I was told. The waterproof is seized and a quarter sized hole in radiator. And now wiring left on it.

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01-11-2021 08:39:26

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 Re: fuel tank and carb in reply to cduke88, 01-10-2021 16:26:18  
Carter iUT work fine , provide throttle shaft is with in blue print , .001 clearance or less with smooth rotating . You canít have air leaking in any where it will affect performance. .Do you have cast iron horn or aluminum? , it get my parts from Morgan McDonald in Georgia. Soak it in gum out. Cleaning test all orfaces with air hose, I find the Carterís to start the super c faster than the zenith with out choke . I use a vacuum gage to tune it. 18 to 22 steady needle ,If less than that and unsteady needle you got other issues l. Good luck

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01-11-2021 08:25:08

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 Re: fuel tank and carb in reply to cduke88, 01-10-2021 16:26:18  
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Are you drinking the Everclear?

Back in high school at my junior/senior prom, I spiked the punch with a half pint of Everclear. Let us say that everyone had fun. Of course the word got out so my senior year I had a half pint in my back pocket but the Principal stood behind the bowl watching all the time so I had to improvise. It was fairly dark so I went out and poured it in my cup. It took a few trips but each time I would pour the cup of everclear in while dipping the ladle to refill it. He was watching me like a hawk but never caught me. We had another fun year at the junior/senior prom.

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01-10-2021 17:30:54

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 Re: fuel tank and carb in reply to cduke88, 01-10-2021 16:26:18  
Buy a gallon or two of E-85. Or a pint of Everclear you can always use that! and see if it cuts the goop. if so it might that a few gallons to cut it all out, but it will be a good solutinn. Pun intended. Jim

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01-10-2021 18:22:04

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 Re: fuel tank and carb in reply to Janicholson, 01-10-2021 17:30:54  
Myself i have found steaming them works the best. But not everyone has a steamer.

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01-11-2021 07:27:16

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 Re: fuel tank and carb in reply to rustred, 01-10-2021 18:22:04  
5 dollars in quarters at a car wash works too.

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01-11-2021 09:00:05

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 Re: fuel tank and carb in reply to DeltaSteve, 01-11-2021 07:27:16  
it would for the not too bad tanks, as the water is not all that hot . they would sure be frowning on the gas smell. those hotsy pressure washers with steam sure work good. my brother has one and we spent couple hrs working on a tank from a grain truck that had gas sit in it for 25 years . finally got it clean

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01-11-2021 13:26:28

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 Re: fuel tank and carb in reply to rustred, 01-11-2021 09:00:05  
our farmall bn had a similar problem, floating sludge. My fix was to take the tank off, turn it up side down put the garden hose in the fill hole as far as I could, let it run for about 1/2 hour shake the tank and repeat. left the tank up side down, in the heat of the day. Then pour in kerosene [ about a quart] with bottom hole plugged and cap on fill hole shook it around in all directions then emptied out of fill hole, let dry out reinstalled >> no further difficulties.
Just my experience.

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