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Economy 1-1/2 HP now running.

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Old 09-17-2019, 04:04:23 PM
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Default Economy 1-1/2 HP now running.

I put in a new gas tank, charged the magneto magnet, cleaned the points and got it running. It still tends to stop from time to time. There is a mesh filter that is attached to the 1/4 pipe coming out of the tank. It is inside the tank. I cleaned is best I could but still wonder about it. Did most of those old engine have a screen like that. I want to get it running real well because I am thinking of selling it, along with the grist mill. What is something like that worth nowadays. I live in Southern California.
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That would make someone a nice display. Try some Spray Carb cleaner on the screen on the fuel pickup tube. I put screens on all of my pickup tubes.
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Berkbile 2 + 2 works best on old gum. Gumout is virtually worthless on the old stuff. Not sure if you can get the Berkbile produce in KS though. Here in NJ it is carried in NAPA and Carquest auto supply stores The check ball above the s. creen may also be at fault if it is pitted or sticky.
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