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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:57 pm

MTD superior race.
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:03 pm

Superior something alright...

So, this transaxle... the input spins. Gear shift moves, axles are froze. Looks like someone was starting to spit it open... Its been sitting like this for YEARS.





I can get it... but uhh... is it worth it?
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:07 pm

Oooh! A Peerless 600! I say get it! I love those transaxles hahaha. Although it might be full of rust from being split open....
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:12 pm

Yeah, that was my thought... if there is still some grease in there, it might be salvageable. I might not try and save the axle shafts though.

I will look into AK. Just for you haha
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:14 pm

Actually those transaxles are oil filled. The axles could maybe just be froze because they're rusted to the axle sleeves. You should still get it, if it's bad just send it my way, hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:25 pm

i have had one of those , the axle bearing seals aren't very good and they let water into the bearings on the axle shafts and rust them out , i had to trash mine cause i couldn't get bearings for it . if its salvageable then get it if its free but not very likely to be in good condition if it as left out like that
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:30 pm

Yeah Ill get it in a week or 2... see what the guts look like.
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:35 pm

well when you get it soak the axle shaft sleeves VERY well so the bearings might be saved, i pulled mine out without lubing them and they fell apart in a rusty mess
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:32 pm

Could they have been machined out for a more common bearing?
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:56 pm

They are needle bearings . dimentions are 3/4 "id 1 " of by 3/4" wide . i couldn't find any but a brass sleeve works if in a bind
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:14 pm

Ok, so out a working fuel pump on the ST10. Even some new fuel lines... Even got it to fire up. But it runs like crap. Its missing, spitting smoke. Also noticed, its GUZZLING gas. Seriously burned up half a tank in less than 15 mins.

Now, Im kinda lost... I need a refresher. There is an adjustment on the bottom of the bowl, and the usual on the side of the carb. The bottom is the amount of fuel going into the engine? The one on the side is air/fuel mixture?

My throttle cable is frozen at full throttle.

Maybe Ill try to upload a video so yall can see this garbage.
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:25 pm

I think for a Techumseh the screw on the bottom of the bowl is the main fuel adjustment needle. Sounds like it's running way too rich, so either you need to lean 'er out a bit or the choke is half stuck closed. Maybe check that before you mess with the carb too much. Take that from a guy who screwed around with the carburetor settings after his rat rod quit running, only to find out it was outta gas, hahaha.
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:31 pm

haha. Well its not the choke... it isnt frozen. I messed with it, on and off... itd shut off if the choke was on, even a little bit itd shut off.
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:37 pm

Okay, yeah it's definitely running too rich then.
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:42 pm

I couldnt believe it sucked up that much fuel in so little time.. No leaks that I could see... could it just be from misadjustment?
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:15 pm

Since this tractor has a fuel pump, I wonder if there is something going on with the needle and seat or your "float" has a pinhole leak, so it isn't floating anymore, and it won't close the needle valve. Maybe that would cause the fuel pump to pump gas in the airtake instead of the normal venturi operation.
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:24 pm

If that was the case, wouldnt I be seeing gas leaking from somewhere? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:33 pm

I'd say start by re-setting the main fuel needle and go from there. Hopefully that's the only issue.
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:31 pm

Well the first thing I would do is drop the bowl and see what we’re working with. Pull the carb and clean what you can easily get to. Then look up a pdf and find the factory settings. That’ll get you in the ballpark.

Also, is it a magneto or a points setup? Timing could need a little work, but not necessarily the issue we have here
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:21 pm

Done that CQ, check this crap out.





Now, what I didnt do... I didnt put air to the carb, I didnt want to blow out the valve seat.... been there, done that. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:40 pm

How did you get RUST in your carb? Do you keep your gas in a metal can?! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:10 pm

Thats what OLD gas turns into. All kinds of nasty in a carb. hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:18 pm

Yum . Ive had rust in the fuel bowl on older engines from the water separating out and the gas evaping out.
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:20 pm

Got that peerless today, and these 4 bolt 8in wheels. Tires is junk, but the wheels might be handy...



This sears is pretty sad, but Im gona see if I can acquire it. If that happens, this will replace the purple "craftsman thing" hood. This just looks much cooler.... and maybe, it would turn the "craftsman thing" into DIRECT competition for AKs rat rod... it looks rusty enough... lol! lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:11 pm

Hahaha, that'd be neat as a rat. Looks like the same model as Stretch's Silver Bullet.
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PostSubject: Re: Some sort of craftsman... and more!   Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:42 pm

You know if that is a GT or and LT? Looks pretty Rad already! Looks to be about a 77 LT10.

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