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mr.mindless

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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2020, 07:30:33 PM »
Hahaha debt paid

Carburetor due here Wednesday. Hope I can find some gasoline of a coolant bottle fuel tank.
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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2020, 12:38:01 AM »
Lots of catching, and warm exhaust, but no more than a couple puffs after starter disengaged. Hard to mess with throttle and choke and main mix with one hand while cranking ignition with the other.

May have to look harder for timing mark to set spark timing. Idle mix screw is under the intake mani so that’ll be fun if it needs a tweak.

Didn’t look at permanent fueling real hard. Can’t find feed from stock tank but it’s not TOO groty. Could work, but no idea what stock fuel pump was either. Gravity feeding from a funnel now. 1 pint of fuel through it.





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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2020, 04:00:28 PM »
Guess I should get some starting fluid.

Does it run on starting fluid? Actually running on it, not ‘catching’

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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2020, 04:03:27 PM »
Never manage to keep any starting fluid around, have none.

I expect this is a timing thing. Changing fuels probably changes timing needs. I have not checked how strong spark is with current new in box coil, but I did manage to shut the key off last night and not fry another 🙄
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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2020, 06:41:44 PM »
to check timing, crank it one way 20 degrees try to start.  if its better great,  if its worse crank it 40 degrees back the the other way.  if you have no change you have another problem.   this assumes you have not comepletly cluste fucked it from where it was. 

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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2020, 09:15:02 PM »
Any kind of flammable aerosol will do. Brake cleaner, carb cleaner, hair spray. Hell, a spray bottle filled with gas should work too. Lol.

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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2020, 09:32:00 PM »
Haven’t managed to make the distributor move yet. Took the night off. Sarah visiting a friend tomorrow till Monday, so will have time to play or abuse as needed.
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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2020, 11:16:09 PM »
Either these coils I got are shit or I fried condensers when I left keys on, too.

Deere won’t run on the new coil (i bought a pair of same). Running like wasted cycle engine and won’t quite stay running with choke/accelerator fiddling.

Similar to how the fork is cranking and catching but won’t actually start.

Will check everything for voltage drops and check resistances tomorrow.



In other shop news, the alignment computer works.
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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2020, 11:19:33 PM »
my international (2011 E250) needs an alignment when your ready to try it out :) 

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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2020, 11:43:36 PM »
Copyright on the CD is 2008. I didn’t see how new it goes but that van hasn’t changed since 1983 so I’m not worried.

I need a workbench set up so I can quit using the lift as a workbench! Haha
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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #40 on: June 13, 2020, 06:33:54 PM »
New condenser and the Deere is running on it’s new coil and the forktruck runs too, but only on one (of 4).

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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2020, 07:38:27 PM »
Fiddling and testing things got it running. Perhaps had been fouled plugs from start attempts, didn't get as far us pulling them since I don't trust the wires. One wire ohms out at 2,000 and the other three around 750. Coil wire at 690. Nice for brand new wires. I've had to put one back together when the terminal fell off.

Annoyed at how fast it sucks through a quart of fuel in my funnel, faster than I can really fuck with it. Hopefully I can back off that main jet now that it runs 😂
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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #42 on: June 13, 2020, 08:27:02 PM »
Omg manual steering is awful
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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2020, 09:11:27 PM »
nice! progress!   it is surprising how fast my forktruck uses fuel also.  it empties a ford coolant tank in about 10 minutes of use.  it has to be almost 3/4 of a gallon id say. 


i had to add a shut off because i assume the float bowl needle leaks.  it hydro locks the motor if you dont shut the gravity fuel to the carb. 

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Re: Fixer UPer
« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2020, 09:36:49 PM »
Tightened up loose things in steering and replaced a missing bolt. Took 2/3 of the play out of it.

It’s missing nothing, it seems. This was a manual steering unit. That seems insane.

Can’t find where fuel is supposed to exit the existing gas tank and found no fuel pump provision on the engine.

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