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Help Me Fix a Local Church's 1960's Wheel Horse

A Local Church has reached out to me to get their snow blower in operating order. They said it was an older model...I had no idea it was this old! I did check out some YouTube videos and it seems like a stellar blower. I even plan on installing an impeller kit for them.

Anyhow...I went there and picked it up. Brought it home and got it started on starting fluid...quick test to make sure the engine was a good one.

I took the carb apart and bowl gasket crumbled in my hands. I went to a local repair shop and they wanted just as much for a gasket compared to a replacement carb. So I ordered a new carb...finally Almost 2 weeks it arrived from China. I installed the new carb and it fired up. Sounded like it was reving to high but machine was able to go forward and reverse in high and low on its own. Auger spun great. This was about maybe 2-3 mins and then it just died...

Carb is puking out fuel as it runs and it won't run right...

Here is a video of it running. I hope I don't offend anyone by not trying to save the OE Carb. I am doing this on my time and dime. I have had great success with Chinese carbs...after today I have the OE carb soaking in the parts washer. I will shake it in the AM before work...shake after and blow it out. I will reinstall it with the Gasket from the Chinese carb.

The motor was loose...I don't know why...I have since corrected that since this video. Please help


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How do I post this video? I have it in my photobucket

<embed width="600" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullscreen="true" allowNetworking="all" wmode="transparent" src="http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf" flashvars="file=http%3A%2F%2Fvid270.photobucket.co m%2Falbums%2Fjj92%2Fforeverfalcon40%2Fsnowblowers% 2F8DE0CA7A-D4C8-4AF8-B2A6-A8EA350D536B_zpsjvebdnlr.mp4">
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Here is a direct link...according to photobucket...

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I'm on a tractor forum also. Awhile back one of our very skilled members had the same problem with a tractor engine, he tossed the old carb, put on a new clone carb and engine ran like doo-doo. Disassembled the Chinese carb to find it was assembled wrong at factory. Think there were a couple of passages clogged and a jet squashed when they pressed it into a hole. He actually bought a new jet for it and cleaned it up and it ran great.
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Thank you! I was thinking that the carb was defective as well...hence the reason why it is soaking in the parts washer. Hopefully weather permitting I can take it out...blow some compressed air into it and use the Chinese carb float bowl gasket on the OE tecumsah.
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nice machine!

besides the carb needing TLC, that puppy may be due for a valve job. I wonder if the intake isn't closing fully.

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Thank you for your response. I hope that is not the cast. My plan was also to pull the head and decarbonize.

Thank you...today it was raining which kept me from looking at it again.
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besides the carb needing TLC, that puppy may be due for a valve job. I wonder if the intake isn't closing fully.
I'm thinking the same thing. I can't see how the fact fuel vapor is being blown out the intake could be the carb's fault. The only other explanation I can think of is someone had the motor apart and when they put it together, they timed the camshaft wrong.

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When I got it the motor was loose...I hope not!

What I don't understand is how it ran fine (reved) real high and now nothing.

Still another day of rain here!
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