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  • tractorboy776c
    Sep 4, 2007
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      Charles

      Thanks. New points etc. has in fact now fixed the problem.

      Richard

      --- In ihcubloboyseries@yahoogroups.com, charles hudson
      <nightbreedmc1@...> wrote:
      >
      > Richard,
      > Dont forget to check the coil as well ! They are relatively
      inexpensive and can cause a lot of frustration !! (voice of
      experience !!)
      > Charles
      >
      > tractorboy776c <tractorboy776c@...> wrote:
      > Thanks guys. The spark test revealed no spark so will
      replace points
      > etc first. Hopefully that will do it.
      >
      > Richard
      >
      > --- In ihcubloboyseries@yahoogroups.com, David Roberge <dwr@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Try checking the needle and seat assembly of the fuel float.
      These
      > carbs are known to jam up the needle and seat. I had to ass an
      > inline fuel filter to solve my fuel parblem.
      > >
      > > If you think its electrical, you can check for spark by removing
      > a plug wire and crank it over I suggest doing this on the
      distributer
      > side of the tractor. If gas fumes are leaking from the carb they
      can
      > flash if given the opportunity in a closed environment.
      > >
      > > Dave in Ct
      > >
      > > tractorboy776c <tractorboy776c@> wrote:
      > > My 184 decided not to start today. It turns over no problem (new
      > > battery and leads) but fails to fire. I've checked the plugs and
      > > distributor and these look OK but have yet to do a spark test.
      > >
      > > My main reason for this post is that last week I cured an engine
      > > surging problem by replacing the carb gaskets. Since then it has
      > run
      > > like a dream. It ran great this afternoon but when I tried to
      start
      > > this evening it wouldn't fire.
      > >
      > > I checked the carb gain and when I pulled the air hose from the
      > carb
      > > found fuel around the choke plate area. There was also some fuel
      on
      > > the outside of the main (lower)gasket. I guessed this might be
      due
      > to
      > > a fuel build-up from not firing. Is this correct/normal?
      > > Anyway I disassembled the carb, blew the jets again and
      > reassembled,
      > > careful not to overtighten the two halves.
      > >
      > > Still no firing and the same symptoms as in the last paragraph.
      So
      > is
      > > the carb a red herring in this instance (I thought the fuel build-
      > up
      > > might be due to a blockage) and should I focus on the
      > > points/distributor instead (or anything else)?
      > >
      > > Your thoughts much appreciated.
      > >
      > > Many thanks
      > >
      > >
      > > Richard
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >
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      >
      >
      > Never Forget !!!
      >
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