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SimonC

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    Trois-Riviere, Quebec

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  1. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    and you managed to reuse the thread after crushing the old pipe or you had to re-tap them ?
  2. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    yeah ... the task of taking the pipe out of the engine block seems almost impossible. it REALLY seems to be jammed in there with all the rust it can handle I already have the high temperature jb weld .. guess I can always try it anyway .. worst case it wont hold .. as for cleaning the holes, I might actually just drill them clean ...
  3. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    so current status: tested with one of the other bolts that wasn't stripped to see if the block thread was ok. It actually is good. Took the stripped bolt and went to a small engine shop, they sold me a used one for one buck. Not complaining. Installed it, and ran the thing for at least 2-3 hours snow blowing the driveway (way overdue, very thick heavy wet snow, over between 8 to 15 inches). apart for some bad snow clogging, went better than expected. satisfied with the traction even on the incline going up (fluid in tires + chains), no extra weight other than my fat ass now I also understand why one of the PO installed a winch to control the height of the snow blower. I need to add a light, install a new switch for it (just received waterproof (splash proof maybe) ones from aliexpress). wondering if it's worth sending my old carb to the carburetor rescue guy (or find someone local). current annoyances: I dont have the side angle metal plate on my blower mouth, so my tires are a standing a bit wider than the snow plow, just enough to be a tad annoying reverse speed is very slow on low gear, and 1st gear on high was too high for this kind of snow, have a long driveway, so shifting constantly shifting levers are tad low (I blame my belly that's in the way) this thing drinks fuel like crazy. it's very loud, but I have some holes in the pipe leading to the muffler, got some high temp j.b weld that I'll try on them see if that improves noise level and maybe even helps the engine. I smell really bad after this long sitting on it. hoping that fixing the exhaust holes will also help. even with all the gripes, still love the stupid thing. thanks
  4. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    guessing someone might have overtorqued it also. can't wait to go in there and test with another bolt see if the thread in the block is stripped. sure hope not.
  5. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    someone know what grade those bolts are ? I know they have to be "somewhat" soft, but can't find the actual details. thanks
  6. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    I'll use one of the other bolts to confirm if the block thread are damaged. I also noticed that contrary to the engine manual, I dont seem to have any belleville washers on my cylinder head bolts... will see if I can source this... thanks
  7. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    so status update. with the new carb, with the fuel line now bypassing the old pump, it puuurrrrs now one of the issue I have is that one of the bolt on top has stripped threads, so smoke it's puffing out of it when the engine runs. will see if I can find a proper replacement as I'm guessing it's messing up with compression. But I'm getting there. does anyone know if those bolt are pretty specific to the hh100 or I should easily find a replacement in any random small engine repair shop ? thanks for the help everyone. I might have figured some of this out eventually, but you all just made it much smoother and less stressful.
  8. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    how do you actually wire them ?, powered through the accessory switch circuit and that's it ? (assuming a 3 positions switch and not 4). thanks
  9. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    seems like there are some decent choices, just not sure how much PSI the mechanical pump currently provides: http://www.mechanicalcaveman.com/best-electric-pump-for-carburetor-fuel-pump-review/ as those are all pump that seems to be purposed for car or trucks .. guessing I can find something for small engine..
  10. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    I dont think a 69-70 raider 10 running a hh100 is a good target for a restoration project out of Canada. At this point I'm (and the wife with her big eyes) looking at getting this as reliable as it can be for it's age. Guys have any model suggestion for an electric pump that fits the bill should gravity end up being troublesome ? thanks
  11. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    The fuel tank is not the original one. It's a plastic one right now (yay, no rust!, boohoo @ authenticity). There was already an in-line fuel filter which I replaced already. I have already burned all the fuel that was in the tank since purchasing (and put in fresh one). Now, should the tractor work with gravity feeding. Would you guys leave it as is or should I look to rebuild the pump or replace for a low pressure electric one ? thanks Simon
  12. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    so that would make it gravity fed ? will reinstall it and see if it spurt when cranking. thx
  13. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    Hi again, So I replaced the carb with another one which is brand new (for which I'll have to manually deal with the choke as the shaft is different). I am having the same issue, where unless I use starting fluid spay, engine wont run. I let it run for around 30 seconds with the spay. I then checked the bowl of the new carb and it's bone dry. Since I believe the previous owner(s) neglected changing the oil, and as I mentionned, it was so dirty that it looked like molasse. Is it possible that my fuel pump simply decided to pick this time to stop working ? are the pump rebuild kit I've seen around worthwhile or I should look for another ? thanks, yet again.
  14. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    Hi, So I cleaned up everything, protected the squeezed wire after checking that only the jacket was pinched. Reinstalled everything, spaced the pin correctly. I also got a spark tester. Spark is great. Now my issue is that the engine does not keep running unless I keep spraying engine starting spray in the carb. There's fuel in my carb bowl. Oil (which I changed (old one was like tar)) level is good. Should I blame my old carb that I have not yet replaced (like a stuck jet or something)?? Thanks
  15. SimonC

    cranks when powered

    ohhh ... inch pounds .. I see my mistake thanks Simon
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