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RJ Hamner

The C-160 just wasn't running right. Started with new points, plug, filters. 

I had put an aftermarket carb on it but had found a good Carter N in the correct size so I rebuilt it.

Got it started this afternoon and had it running at about half speed to warm it up so I could make the final adjustment to the carb.:)

It purred along for about 4 minutes and just quit.:(

First thought was "out of gas".  Looked in the tank and sure enough it was really low so I filled it up.

Tried to start it again .....NOTHING:ranting:

Went and rechecked everything ....NOPE

Got out the can of starting fluid...NOPE:angry-banghead:

Pulled the plug and noticed the gap was ZERO.  Re-gapped and tried again.  Same thing again no gap.:confusion-confused:

Pulled the head.  Looked normal.

When I cycled the engine I noticed that the exhaust valve didn't fully retract.

Was able to remove the exhaust valve with two fingers!!!!!:scared-eek:

Guess I am in the market for a new set of keepers and a few gaskets.

The guys at McHenry's Small Engine Love Me:thumbs:



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Sorry to hear that Bob but keepers happen.. C-160 ??  maybe I should just come get it .....:ph34r::ychain:

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RJ Hamner

There was a moment this afternoon..........

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Handy Don
10 minutes ago, RJ Hamner said:

There was a moment this afternoon..........

Of course there was! What frustration.

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57 minutes ago, RJ Hamner said:

Was able to remove the exhaust valve with two fingers!!!!!:scared-eek:

Wow buddy! Hang in there. 

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