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post #11 of 14 Old 02-15-2017, 07:31 PM
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If your going to look for something, Look for a different machine. A non running machine is only worth $20/$40. The problem is, if it's not running, you can't check anything else, like drivetrain. Most C/L sellers don't want you taking things apart to test anything. And what if you get it running? They say THANX, I'll keep it. OR, Thanx, I want $200 for a RUNNING machine. Best to offer $20 and take your chances. No easy answers, just my experiences....Good AND Bad. Some day's your the bug and some day's your the windshield.

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if you decide ti get the 421 you can find hard rubber tires on ebay the tires can come from a 421 or 3521. the hard rubber tires can come from a 521 as long as it came with hard rubber tires, the pneumatic tires have a larger axle size so hrt to pneumatic is not a direct swap. I didn't look at the add but if its just the motor that's the problem you might want to put a predator 212 motor on it

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The WD 40 idea is an old lawnmower trick for starting a dead mower. You took the air filter off and sprayed it liberally down into the carb. And 9 out of 10 times it worked....
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Well thanks everyone for all of your tips. I went and checked it out. Plug was fouled up, but I didn't try to hard to start it. The recoil spring was shot, and parts of the body were held on by zip ties. I probably could get it running, but it looked like a money pit - even if it was free. So I passed. Oh well! There will be other fixer upper 2 stage blowers!
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