Hello everyone, I am helping a friend who has a ford 3000 3cyl gas engine that has been sitting for ten years in his barn. Before attempting to start we drained the remaining fuel from the tank and replaced with fresh gas as well as cleaned out the sediment bowl. Both looked very clean and while cranking seemed to have good flow.
The tractor also has new plugs, total rebuild of distributor, and fresh oil. Upon startup the tractor will ideal just fine, however, once some throttle is given it sputters and dies unless bought back to idle. So I was hoping you guys could give me some ideas of what the problem could be. Most people I talk to say I should rebuild the carburetor, but this is the first carburetor engine I have ever worked on so I am a bit nervous about that. I have heard about some screens that could be cleaned but not sure how to access them as well.
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks