Hi Everyone.Hope you all are having a nice weekend,and getting a bit of work done on,or,some use out of your Tractors. Myself, didn`t have a chance to do anything with Ol`Blue yesterday.Well, I guess that`s not totally true, I did manage to pick up a new belt for the Generator/Starter Drive. Plus, I managed to Put it in place around the Pulleys,but, not Adjusted for tension yet. I ended up Getting a Dayco #3L360 @ 3/8" X 36" .I could not get Fractional Lengths for that Belt.I had a Choice of 35",or 36" but no 35.750" Belt..I`m pretty certain that I`ll be able to Pull the Slack out, when I adjust the Generator/Starter away from the engine..Glen your Info was Bang on.Thanks again..By purchasing the slightly longer Dayco Belt @ $8.50,I saved about $20.00 by not getting the Briggs Name Brand. 66+% savings..I`ll Take it .So what, if it doesn`t say Briggs on it,It will function just as well..
..Tractor I suppose that carbon could have fallen off,,but, I would be more inclined to think that a valve is a little Stucky..It`s a sort of a Clacking sound, similar to the noise, a loose rocker arm on a Small Block Chevy makes. It`s a Noise that is Completely new for this engine,it didn`t sound like that before..I really don`t think, it`s the Noises you are describing about the Piston, and Cam.This tractor has been in the immediate Family for 29 years now.I would have recognized this Clack, same as I recognize my Sisters Voice.They`re both part of the Family..LOL. Please,,,just DON`T tell Her, I compared her to a Tractor..:sidelaugh
..Good Eye, Guys. Yes, it`s a Ford Fuel filter.A new Spare I had on hand for my 75, 4V, 429 C.I.Crew Cab. That Fuel filer is just a Temporary thing.The larger Canister type (old Dodge Style) Filter, like the the one Tractor Holic Spotted on the OLD fuel Line, is usually what I use on that tractor. Those have always worked really well for me on that engine,and I can find them for about $3.00-4.00 locally. If you look close in that video you can see the Fuel hose (has a Red Clamp on it) ,is leaned up against the Tank ,but not connected to that tank..That tank Is pretty much Junk..The hose I did use was just used to get fuel into the Float Bowl.I know,not the proper way to do things,but,all I wanted to do is get that engine fired up,even if it`s only for a few seconds at a time..I promise I`ll do things properly, once I find a new Fuel Cell. I have a feeling you guy`s will see Quite a bit more, "Jerry Riggin" out of me, Before, I give the Final "Ta-daa, it`s Finished"..
..Joe not sure how old your Stihl Saw is, but if it had an electronic ignition from Factory,,It`s warrantied for life,and a dealer will replace it free of Charge..
..Gents`,I`m going to test your Theory on The Ford fuel Filter today,and put the results on Video..The Filter that I screwed on to the Flo-Jet Carb is brand new so I`ll use that for the Test.I`m not saying you guys`, are Wrong about it being a "pump only" Filter.I just have an Inquiring mind and want to "see" for myself...I guess I`ll be doin some "Jerry Riggin" for this test..LOL.
..Wizard I sure do like your MTD in your Avatar.Was that a JC Penny Tractor? Some people don`t like the "Theme "of those Tractors, But I kind of Wish that my Ol`Blue,was Ol`Yeller..LOL. If that`s the tractor that you think I`m ahead of you with,I would have to say,"I beleive your Mistaken"..It was Saturday Last night So maybe you had a Few, too many..:sidelaugh
..Hopefully have something at least a little interesting this afternoon to show,Oh Yeah, the test results..See ya`ll later,Dave