I'll get things started

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:14 pm

jpete wrote: I can't use the old "darn trimmer won't start again!" excuse with the wife anymore! :D


I showed my wife how to start the weedeater (Stihl brand) She can start it right up, and enjoyed using it. She started complaining about the vibration, and I said "Now you know why I only use it 3 times a year". :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:18 pm

SMITTY wrote:Yep, snowmobiles have a slide (at least the 2-stroke ones do) - but they go up & down ... not spin. I've never seen one on a weedwhacker. That's good though -- more power! 8-) Plus you can raise & lower the clip on the needle to fine tune...... but it sounds like you've had enough of working on this thing... :lol:


Heck, if it starts reasonably I'll be happy! I'm tempted to do it now but I have two or three neighbors that might not enjoy it. :D
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:22 pm

It'll start so fast you dont have time to open that choke lever and blip the throttle to keep it running.

usually it chokes out before i can get to the small lever
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska


Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:27 pm

I use that procedure for all my small lawn/yard equipment (weed whacker, leaf blower, chain saw: prime, choke, pull (starts & dies just as quick), turn choke off & pull with a little throttle.

All my stuff usually bogged when you pegged it cold -- but I fixed that problem ....... the EPA wouldn't be happy though, which is fine by me! ;)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:31 pm

operating these chokes and adjusting these carbs are even more fun!!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: djackman On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:33 pm

I'm hoping to find one of the newer propane powered trimmers in the trash or at a garage sale.

http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_10155_ ... 179212000P

No more mix gas!
djackman
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1980 vintage Tarm
Stove/Furnace Model: FT22 (aka 202) installed!

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:39 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:operating these chokes and adjusting these carbs are even more fun!!


Don't get me started on SU's!

My cousin in California had 3 MG's. The first time I saw those I was like WTF?!?!

Give me a Holley or an Edelbrock or something I can understand! :D

The first car I saw with an Predator carb on it I thought "Why does that guy have a toaster sticking through his hood?" :D
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:44 pm

You should try synch' ing the carbs on a modern 4-cylinder sportbike -- usually takes me 15- 20 minutes before I can even SEE them! :shock: :D

Never seen anything like that pic -- is that a car or a tractor?
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:45 pm

djackman wrote:I'm hoping to find one of the newer propane powered trimmers in the trash or at a garage sale.

http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_10155_ ... 179212000P

No more mix gas!



But gas & oil is a bargain compared to propane...
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:52 pm

nah '64 e type

carbs are fun. gimee 6 2 barrell weber IDA's on a countach and i am in my glory :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:56 pm

That must be foreign because I have no idea what that is ( not ripping you -- I have no foreign auto experience -- ZERO ). Is that a Jag?
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:06 am

yes it is
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:18 am

Nice shape! I was checking out the battery in the lower left side fender & saying to myself.. WTF is that???? I knew it wasn't built here! :lol: Thanks for clearing that up -- I'm completely ignorant about Euro cars, obviously!

Nice lift, BTW. I've got an old school lift myself -- a pit! :lol: Not even legal anymore around here, but it sure is convenient. A lift would be much easier, but I need a concrete floor first.... and a roof. It sure beats the old days of laying on my back in a river of sand & water with a tarp over the vehicle in the middle of a rain storm trying to swap out a starter
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:26 am

Thanks, Yeah old school was a good school tho....

shame some of the new generation don't have a clue of what it took to get to where we are now!
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: I'll get things started

PostBy: djackman On: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:33 am

SMITTY wrote:But gas & oil is a bargain compared to propane...


Their is something to be said for convenience tho. Small lot, I barely run thru a gallon of mix gas per season for the blower & trimmer combined. Chainsaw doesn't see any use now that coal is the primary fuel :D :D

Amazing how many people put an old BBQ in the trash with a half-full (or more!) tank sometimes - I refill the small tanks with an adapter.
djackman
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1980 vintage Tarm
Stove/Furnace Model: FT22 (aka 202) installed!