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Doug    Posted 02-23-2017 at 08:20:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • With help from members on this forum (thank you all by the way) and a couple turns of the carb adjustment screws the Tug ran for a collective 45 minutes. I got it to go into 4 forward gears and reverse. the fluids need to be changed but that's no big deal. i ordered the sediment bowl i need for the fuel system. one thing i notices while it was running we had to continue playing with the air adjustment screw, it would run for a while the all of a sudden would begin to run very rich and start "rolling". any ideas on why that would be? the carb was cleaned and rebuilt.

    Doug    Posted 02-27-2017 at 07:10:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • so we found out the main jet was missing and the venturi was in upside down. i ordered a new rebuild kit but my buddy made on at his work and it seems to work well.i should be getting my sediment bowl banjo bolt and washers today so i can put the fuel system back together today or tomorrow.

    Doug    Posted 02-24-2017 at 09:41:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • i had someone else go through the carb, the float was bent and there was crap in the main jet. he cleaned it up and we are going to try it this weekend. other plan is to change trans and diff oil. going to be dropping off the wheels to be sandblasted this weekend.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-23-2017 at 16:10:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Refresh me/us on what you determined the year and model number are. I know on my N's I have to tweak and re-tweak the carb as the engine gets hotter and under load. Sure wouldn't hurt to R & R the carb though. Glad you are progressing well with it -hope to see it in person some day..

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Doug    Posted 02-23-2017 at 20:16:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I found out it is a 1963 621 with a cab on it has a torque converter and all that fun stuff. For some reason I can. It load pictures on this forum.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-24-2017 at 06:19:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Doug-
    If you have problems loading pictures here, you can email them to me and I can help. You first need to get yourself a photo hosting site like photobucket or IMGUR to store your photos at. Then you need to copy the url address link and paste it in your post. Instructions are here as mentioned...


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-23-2017 at 21:04:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Doug, we have a tutorial in our How-To's forum that may help you with posting photos.

    R Geiger    Posted 02-23-2017 at 13:11:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The air adjustment screw would only comes into play at an Idle, if you mean the main adjusting jet, then it would sound like you have crud in the carb. maybe having a problem with sticky valves, but anyrate it sounds like someting minor.

    doug    Posted 02-23-2017 at 13:23:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • it seems to idle ok then if you try and throttle it up it wants to die, crud in the main jet you think? the tank and the carb where full of varnish. you said "sticky valves" like in the head? they all seem to be moving fine.

    r geiger    Posted 02-23-2017 at 14:38:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • what engine does it have? flat head or are the valves in the head?

    Ya like crud in the main jet. it is amazing how stuff will hide in those passageways.

    doug    Posted 02-23-2017 at 15:11:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • valves are in the head

    R Geiger    Posted 02-23-2017 at 11:16:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Have you cleaned and serviced the air cleaner?

    doug    Posted 02-23-2017 at 12:43:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • no air cleaner on it, yet. this poor thing was pulled out from under pine trees from a 15 year slumber. initial job was getting it running before investing too much in it.

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