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Snapper RER loss of speed?

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my 1974 snapper has lost a lot of speed. In the 5th position it now goes about as fast as it used to in the 2nd position. I read somewhere to put a dab of oil on the drive wheel. I did that and it did not improve. My drive wheel is pretty chewed up. There is a posibility my motor is not reving as high as it used to as well.
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Rather than guess,I'd get a service manual & adjust things to spec.That is After you get a replacement drive (rubber lined) disk.Also that age--I'd say it's the old style clutch.Either way-you never put oil of any kind on said wheel,causes it to really slip-think about it.And yes it's possible your running at a lower rpm,but you should be able to hear that from how it ran before.If not,,get a "tiny-tact"--easiest way to set rpm.BTW, normally set @ 3200-3600 rpm at wot.
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