Well parts are on order... a new key switch (so I don't have to deal with the hacked up wire job I have designed to test everything), a new carb, some gaskets, and a new fuel pump.
I have spark, I have a good starter, I have air... but nada on the fuel side... so it appears. Also really low compression on both cylinders... but I am operating under the premise that it has some type of compression release. I have pulled the valve cover to inspect the valves and they all seem to be free and working fine. Unfortunately the parts will not be here until Monday so this project is on the back burner for a few days... not that I lack projects.
I am hoping to get some more reading done in the next few days about the engine. I am slowly finding out information about it. Its a 295cc engine that should be rated for 11 hp. Built by Robins...... at least that is the current line of evidence.
My Dad always wanted a utility vehicle to get "ran when parked" vehicles going again out in the back forty. That would have been a dream come true.
What's the red bow-tie in front, is it functional?
Originally Posted by My craftsman 917.27308
Looks like a horn.
Gotta make that an oooga horn!
The bow tie looking thing appears to be a horn.... but there are no wires running to it. I figure once I get it running I will turn my attention to the accessories.
... I'm hoping it s funky sounding horn!
Thats a cool little cart . Any idea what it was originally built for ?
No idea the original purpose, based on the remaining items in the cart it looks like it might have been just a transporter or building maintenance vehicle of some type. Lots of little nuts and bolts in the cracks and hidy holes.
I have absolutely, positively no conceivable use for a thing like that, and I would have bid on it too! It's just too cool looking to pass up. It will become one of those things that you'll create a use for later after you get it running, like a parade vehicle, or the worlds smallest ice cream truck, or if you have a river or lake nearby, it could be a bait truck. I got it, you get a small Honda generator to power an electric frying pan and you can make and sell funnel cakes...……. hot dogs?...….. maybe paint it red and make it into a mini firetruck for fund raising events. Yep, I would have bought it too, for sure.
I knew there were other people out there like me.... Funnel cakes sounds like a great idea.... but I am pretty sure I would eat all the profits.
Just noticed the SDSU sticker on the windshield. The blue color sort of matches SD State. So, apparently, it came from the university, which somewhat narrows the possibilities of what it was used for.
My guess is sports-related support or Facilities-related, but it could have been used for transporting just about anything, including food between various locations.
Know anyone at the school you could ask?
Correct, based on the title SDSU bought it in 2008. It was repainted in the last few years before being left to sit....