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Thanks! What a beautiful color.

How do you all get the gas caps to stop leaking?

My D engine mower has the same style gas cap and I have to run with 1/2 tank or less or when it splashes it saturates the fiber discs under the cap and then comes right out the top hole. The tiller is the same. With a full tank it sloshes fuel out the cap.
I usually make sure they're as tight as they can go and if there is still some leakage I add a thin amount of permatex gasket maker on the threads helps out a lot.

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From my experience you will never get those old Lawnboy metal caps to not vent some fuel/oil. I carry a shop rag in my back pocket just for that reason. It normally is just enough to cause oil to accumulate around, and on top of the cap, but shouldn’t run fuel down on to the deck. At least that’s my standards in regards to that issue. They later corrected that issue with the plastic caps introduced around 1977.
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I suppose I haven't investigated closely enough. I assumed it was coming out of the vent hole, may be the threads if the cork seal isn't doing its job. So a light film of oil/gas resistant RTV in the valleys of the threads?

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Looks like I'll be rope starting it until I find a recoil assembly. The drive plate and pin drive assembly just crapped out on me this morning. Looks like bricktops use the same recoil start with different shroud.

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The threads of the filler neck are really not intended to be the sealing surface. The sealing surface is the very top rim of the filler neck. It compresses against the gasket inside the cap along the outer perimeter. If the sealing lip is not dented and the gasket inside the cap is in good shape you should be okay.
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The threads of the filler neck are really not intended to be the sealing surface. The sealing surface is the very top rim of the filler neck. It compresses against the gasket inside the cap along the outer perimeter. If the sealing lip is not dented and the gasket inside the cap is in good shape you should be okay.
That's how I thought it worked too. I'll get a little more detailed look.

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Video of the 2010! It's not pretty but it runs 🙂

https://youtu.be/KFZzCcg6fUY

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That sounds great! Shouldn't take too much to get that recoil working again. Have you found where to get the air filter for that? Bill

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Thanks!

I have not researched the air cleaner yet, they stay remarkably clean since they are located so high off the ground.

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Here is one of several links to the filters. Part number 603787. These are the same as used on the edgers. Pretty sure this is the same seller I purchased from and they accepted very reasonable offers. Bill

https://www.ebay.com/itm/afp-35-lawn...4AAMXQiFxSA~wX

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Went to assemble my new recoil parts and got it all together and within the first couple pulls, it jammed hard. Had starter pin on outside of pulley as noted in manual. It felt like the engine backfired or something and it actually had bent the pin.

Took it back apart and bent the pin back into shape, reinstalled the assembly and tried pull starting without spark so I could watch things move.

Is it really only designed to engage like 1/4" of that pin? The old pulley wear marks indicate that is where it was originally as well.
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Update: I think it is partially related to how I was pull starting it. I wasnt pulling the full stroke on the cord and the engine was more likely to recoil on me. I swapped the pin out to the other side of the driven pulley that hadn't been damaged and gave two full pulls and it acted just fine. May just be me.

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