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Most all fuels here in Bama say " Up 10% ethanol fuel" on the pumps. All the signs at stores here around my home that say "100 percent gasoline" want run in my tractor. Trash and water from it stop up my fuel/water bowl.

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Excellent write-up. Book marked to favorites for future use.

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awesome document and bible vrs in your quote!!! Gunna attempt this eventually. How long does it take? What level of mechanic do you need to be to do this? I'm not much of one...
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awesome document and bible vrs in your quote!!! Gunna attempt this eventually. How long does it take? What level of mechanic do you need to be to do this? I'm not much of one...
Thanks!

Getting the surge tank out will take the longest time...an hour or so. Rest is as easy as documented.
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I got started on my shave and then ended up pulling the engine to re-seat the valves, etc., etc. - kinda got stuck there and am slowly getting back to completing the work. Maybe I read your awesome write-up too quickly, but can you tell me again what I need to use for the crankcase breather? I think I bought a pod filter for that as well, but am beginning to think that isn't the right approach (also have two sets of carbs sitting in the garage and can't remember which one was adjusted for the shave...argh...gotta go look for spacers ).

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I got started on my shave and then ended up pulling the engine to re-seat the valves, etc., etc. - kinda got stuck there and am slowly getting back to completing the work. Maybe I read your awesome write-up too quickly, but can you tell me again what I need to use for the crankcase breather? I think I bought a pod filter for that as well, but am beginning to think that isn't the right approach (also have two sets of carbs sitting in the garage and can't remember which one was adjusted for the shave...argh...gotta go look for spacers ).
If you check his parts list at the begining you wil find he used two of these:
http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/...tCode=14-20900

One for the crankcase breather and one for the carb vent.

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If you check his parts list at the begining you wil find he used two of these:
http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/...tCode=14-20900

One for the crankcase breather and one for the carb vent.
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I got started on my shave and then ended up pulling the engine to re-seat the valves, etc., etc. - kinda got stuck there and am slowly getting back to completing the work. Maybe I read your awesome write-up too quickly, but can you tell me again what I need to use for the crankcase breather? I think I bought a pod filter for that as well, but am beginning to think that isn't the right approach (also have two sets of carbs sitting in the garage and can't remember which one was adjusted for the shave...argh...gotta go look for spacers ).
Gordon is right...
Cindy look at the procedure again....I used the original CC breather hose and inserted about 4 inches of 3/8" fuel hose into the breather hose and clamped it. Other end of fuel hose connects to Emgo filter. Double click pics on the blog and they will enlarge for clarity.
BTW: According to the manual, the crankcase breather lets crankcase gases out not fresh air in.
Determining the right carb should be easy....simply take the bottom cover off and look at the marking on the side of the slow jet....original jet will be 38...new will be 40 or 42 or whatever was installed. PM an address and I'll send you my extra shims. I'm also close enuff to lend a hand if needed.

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I did mine same as above. Then on the carb vent I slid a short piece of that hose "over" the end of the carb hose, then onto the breather on the other side.

I didn't cut my surge tank in half all the way either. I just cut the bottom edge and sides of that 90 degree bend so that the front over hang portion could "flex" up/straight easily as I pulled it straight out the back of the frame. I also took and old screwdriver and hammer and smacked the top of the tank just next to the thermostat housing which put a big crack along the top of it, allowing the sides to flex in a bit which made sliding it out even easier.

(I also have several extra shims if anybody needs a couple, send a PM with an address.)
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I didn't cut my surge tank in half all the way either. I just cut the bottom edge and sides of that 90 degree bend so that the front over hang portion could "flex" up/straight easily as I pulled it straight out the back of the frame. I also took and old screwdriver and hammer and smacked the top of the surge tank just next to the thermostat housing which put a big crack along the top of it, allowing the sides to flex in a bit which made sliding it out even easier.
Now you tell me!

Good idea
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Now you tell me!

Good idea
LOL, it was a plan born out of "necessity" I guess, because I started out with the intention of cutting it in half like you did. As I started my cut from the bottom up with a sawzall, I removed the saw to check how close I was to the frame and wires at the top of it and thats when I realized if I just pulled straight back, the front overhang section would just follow along at that point.

Same thing with hitting the top to crack it and allow more flex. As I was pulling it out the back the mid section became snug between the frame and hoses. SO the original plan was to smack it so it would bend a bit and slide a little easier. But when I hit the top it just cracked, lengthwise and the sides then flexed right in allowing it to just slip right out with out further struggle. Took about 15 minutes total, and that was on accident.
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