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ol550 last won the day on September 13 2013

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  • Birthday 03/16/1952

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  1. Electrical issue

    Step #1 Remove jewelry... very hard to get off if you get it hot!!
  2. Detergent or non detergent in 60's Tecumseh?

    Non-detergent oil was used before oil filters became standard equipment. This type of oil would "stick" contaminants to the sidewalls and valleys of the engine to prevent dirty oil from damaging bearing surfaces. Engines that have been run on non-detergent oil for many years will have a thick "sludge" buildup. Found this on the internet. But use whatever your comfortable with,
  3. Detergent or non detergent in 60's Tecumseh?

    Detergent oil keeps contaminants in suspension for the filter to trap. Non-detergent oil allows the contaminants to settle to the bottom and not circulated reducing wear. Using detergent oil in a engine that has been run most its life on non-detergent oil most likely will end its life. A lot of small engines have oil filters now and all require detergent oil.
  4. Gas fuel bowl shut off

    Might see if your local parts store sells Prime Line. Replacement bowl gasket 7-04531 is what I have been using.
  5. L-165 Spark Problem

    Flywheel magnets in place or weak.
  6. Front tire replacement.

    I have been using a cutoff tool for years. First cut the sidewalls and remove the bulk of the tire and sometimes tube. Use the cutoff wheel at an angle to cut the steel in the bead. Then a little prying and the beads are off and no bent rim,
  7. Spark plug

    Used to have a bull on the farm that would stand next to a electric fence. He seemed to like the jolts but I'll have to spare the details why.
  8. Help me ID this horse

    Brace for fenders
  9. Help me ID this horse

    701 1961
  10. Thursday's Haul 6-13-18

    O crap handle?
  11. c174

    The KT17 engine is very capable engine both first and second series. The main problem I have noticed is the cooling fan screen plugs easily when mowing. That was solved with the 417 that had a large screen. Put one on my C175, simple bolt on improvement.
  12. Speedex S18 and Swisher Ride King

    Kind of like the zero turn.
  13. 500 special near to me

    My . That thing hasn't run in years. If he can start it for you, maybe $100. Looks like the shifter boot may be bad too. Most likely transmission full of water.
  14. sediment bowl question

    Have you tried tightening the packing nut a little? On a few I have installed a new o ring to stop the drip.
  15. Steering wheel removal

    If all you intend to do is replace the gasket just leave the wheel on. I have found the biggest problem is getting the base plate bolts out.