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New to me 8/32 Ariens

I seem to be having good luck these days..I picked up this mint 8/32 areins for 250 bucks..I only have two it has some sort of pin with a spring on the carborator bowl that you can hit and drain the bowl..well that little rubber oring was dried up and leakin and the smallest oring i have here doesnt seem to be small it still leaks a little gas..The other big bowl oring looks really old too but i dont think it is leaking from there..all ears on suggestion for fixes

The secon issue and a bit more frustrating is that because the owner took such good care of this machine and greased everything religiously there is no resistance in the throttle cable..This means that when its running it will vibrate back to 3/4 throttle instead of staying at full throttle..slightly annoying but unless you guys have a better solution i am just gonna use a bungy cord to hold the throttle lever in place.. here is a pic of her..
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Looks to be in very nice shape for it's age.

Not sure how to fix what you have but you might find getting a whole carb easier and not that expensive compared to running around trying to find the small O ring and bowl gasket.

Does it have a throttle cable up to the panel ??

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As far as the bowl drain goes, this should do the trick:

Re the throttle, look at the lever itself... the one you use to control the speed, not the one on the engine. This is a little hard to describe but it should be designed to create some friction so it stays where you set it, usually by the lever arm sliding along the fixed bracket that holds it. If you bend the arm a little, you can make it create more friction which might make it stay in place.

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If the throttle lever is rivited like most of them are I would drill it out and put a bolt there which allows you to adjust the tension better. If you use a plastic washer it will be very nice and smooth..... nice machine for not much $ ;>P it's a sickness that most of us have. I can't resist the oldies myself!

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Ah..Excellent advice guys..thats why i love this place..I definitely have the bug when it comes to the old stuff..I justify it because i have a 3/4km long driveway and shop parking lot to clean..Cant have too many spares(altho 1 would do

Here is a picture of the throttle all i have to do is unbolt it and drill that rivet out eh..I am liking that idea..
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Uf you have any stop leak additive oil in your garage try soaking that gasket in it. Their made to make rubber swell. Looks like the parts only a buck any way. Also with the cable you can bend and put a curve in it. Thats what I did with mine and it works lime a charm. Both cheap easy effective fixes.

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