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Sunday a guy at church ask me if I wanted an old troy-Bilt he was tired of trying to get to run. I picked it up this morning. it's a Tuffy model #21A-630C063 the SN is 1C243G80250.
I loaded it on an old motorcycle trailer by dragging it, I never could get the wheels to turn. this one dosn't have any shift levers. How do I get the wheels out of gear?
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I've never operated the Tuffy model, but there should be a cable that comes from the transmission housing up thru the handlebars to the wire bail on the top of the handle bars. I imagine that allows the machine to go in and out of gear........ Ok, I actually read the manual. To get the wheels to free wheel, remove the wheel pins that go thru the wheel hubs and relocate them into the holes that go thru the shaft only. The location of those pins either locks the hubs to the shaft or doesn't depending on where they are inserted.

Oh, by the way, GREAT score on getting this for free. I'd have been all over that in a minute flat.:thThumbsU:thThumbsU
 

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I agree completely with Joe, I'd have been all over that one too.

From what I've read, they're great little tillers and can get into some seriously tight spaces. Great score and thanks for sharing the pics with us. :fing32:

The manuals are also available from Troy-Bilt on their manual archive page found here:

manuals.mtdproducts.com/mtd/Public.do?BrandCode=10001

The engine manual is available on that page here:

http://manuals.mtdproducts.com/mtd/Safety.do?BrandCode=10001&pid=176501&model_num=21a-630c063&serial_num=1c243g80250&filename=274778.pdf

And the owner's manual is available on the same page here:

http://manuals.mtdproducts.com/mtd/Safety.do?BrandCode=10001&pid=177460&model_num=21a-630c063&serial_num=1c243g80250&filename=770-10594c.pdf

Again, great score and thanks for posting it. :fing32:
 

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It doe's have a cable that goes down to an idler pully, it won't move. I did pour some gas in the carb and it ran for about 10 seconds, but it won't pull any gas from the tank. Thanks
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I got the cable freed up with PB Blaster. I can keep the motor running with shots of starting fluid or holding my hand over the intake every few seconds. I took the diaframe out and sprayed out the holes but that didn't help. I guess I need to take it off the tank and clean the pickup screen. carb looks like this one.
http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/briggs_pulsa-jet_horiz_fixed.asp
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Ah, yes, the Pulsa-Jet.

The long pickup tube sucks fuel out of the tank and dumps it into a small trough that the shorter pickup draws from. The trough as well as the pickup tubes may be plugged up with garbage.
 

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Hi Cannon51. Nice freebe you got there. I'v got the same little tiller and man is she a digging machine. Be warned, when she decides to jump out on top the ground it will take ya for a ride till ya let go of the handle. I know this for sure. He he. Clean your carb good and enjoy your little digger. Randy G.:thThumbsU
 

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Well I sorta got it running. The pickup coming from the bottom of the tank was clear but the main jet and screen in the secondary reserver were covered in crud. I cleaned the main out with a garbage bag tie wire and did not reinstall the screen. I'm a little confused about the idel jet. It has 2 holes bored on the sides and a hole bored in the end but I could never force the wire from the end of the jet up to the where the side holes are. It runs but revs up and down aginst the govener.
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With the air cleaner off at full throttle and you see it spitting gas out the intake, try feeding it a heavy dose of marvel oil while running. I had an 8 HP B&S doing that when I got it and the marvel smoothed it out in about 30 sec. The intake valve wasn't closing completely which was why it was spitting gas out the intake.
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