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25 40x Rumely fuel & water tanks


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Old 08-14-2011, 10:50:30 PM
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Default 25 40x Rumely fuel & water tanks

Are there check valves in the fuel and water tanks as well as in the carburetor on a 25 40X Rumely?
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Default Re: 25 40x Rumely fuel & water tanks

Yes Rod.
There are ball checks outside the tanks at the ends of the delivery pipes.
I haven't found a pic of the checks yet.....I'll take a pic tomorrow if necessary.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:21:42 PM
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Default Re: 25 40x Rumely fuel & water tanks

Rod there are check valves on the suction pipe of the water and fuel tank right were the line hooks into them, and I have seen some that have a second check valve at the carb. Hope to see you at New Rockford.
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Default Re: 25 40x Rumely fuel & water tanks

Yes Rod, on all oilpull's with the plunger type pumps there is a check in the top of the plunger on the light weights and another one on the top of each tank. They have a habit of getting sticky and need frequent attention to work as they should. F.J.W.
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This is the best I can do tonight but you get the idea.
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Here you are Rod.
The tank check has a ball underneath the screw cap.
The top check ball is located beneath the cover on top of the plunger. It's an interference fit and will come off with some gentle tapping.
I STRONGLY recommend unscrewing the tank pick up assembly to check for pitting or cracks, especially in the pipe threads at the strainer end.
You will likely find the screen had disappeared....... ......or so rotten as to be unusable.
Whatever you do......REPLACE THAT SCREEN!
Don't ask how I know this.......

OK.....I'll tell you. I just went through ALL of this on MY X.
I had the checks working perfectly but it would still lose prime.
I found rot in a thread and soldered over that. That helped but it STILL lost prime now and then.
I had flushed the tank and presumed it to be clean but I finally had enough and replaced the pipe, formed and soldered a new screen from 60 mesh brass cloth and my troubles ended.......
Don't go through the same aggravation I did.......
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Default Re: 25 40x Rumely fuel & water tanks

Thanks for all the input.
Craig. Both the fuel and water tank were totally rusted out. They had become living quarters for all kinds of vermin. Only the end plates were salvageable to use on the new tanks.
This tractor spent the last 50+ years in some rock garden and was stuck when I got it. With a little luck it will roll out of the shop today and probably make some smoke for the first time in decades.
It hasn't a speck of paint on it and will be left that way.
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Default Re: 25 40x Rumely fuel & water tanks

Good for you Rod!
I MIGHT be able to help you out with the correct part that screws into the fuel tank.
I'll check at the shop later this evening.
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Default Re: 25 40x Rumely fuel & water tanks

A man after my own heart with the no paint thing. I might as well chime in for everyone at this point and kindly remind you that a video is manditory Hope the start up goes well.
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Default Re: 25 40x Rumely fuel & water tanks

Jon. Once the starting recipe is found there will be a video. Must be a combination of a few things. After all these years it probably forgot how to run or I don't know the secret formula.
It popped a couple times and that is encouraging.
Have an auction to go to tomorrow. Then it's show time the Sturgis show is this weekend, then Rollag, then New Rockford,ND then Meadow SD.
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Take LOTS of pics at Meadow!
I wanna see if those Flatmoe boys know what they're doing....... .......
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Default Re: 25 40x Rumely fuel & water tanks

The recipe is always the key. Sometimes it takes a while to get it right too. I almost died the first time I tried to start my M stationary. Wore the flywheel spokes down some I think? The W wasn't quite so fussy, but the first start produced a nice cloud of mouse nest out of the stack. Fast forward to now and they're both up and running in 1 turn, sometimes 2, and hardly ever more than that. However, we did decide at the last show I was at, that for every person standing and watching the starting process, you can tack on a few extra minutes for sure (if it starts at all!) Sounds like your going to be pretty busy the next while. Keep us posted on the progress, auction and the shows.
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There are two recipes you need to get down......the cold start and the HOT start....... .......
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I thought there was no "hot start" with a Rumely
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