aktrapperbrad Posted March 30 Share Posted March 30 It has been a long, cold, snowy winter so when it started to warm up some, I decided to try to bring the T24 back to life. It has been sitting since I replaced the clutch cable just before the cold and snows hit and I have been looking forward to seeing how it would run. I had been hoping to use it for hauling larger loads of firewood and building supplies for a friend. This rig had been siting for over 5 years before I bought it last year and took some work just to get it running last fall. I had only put about 1/2 mile on it before winter hit and was hoping I had most of the kinks out. After some snow removal to clear the exhaust and front opening, it turns out the float is stuck open in the carb and was just dumping gas into the engine. The original carb had been replaced with a Carter LF1 so it wasn't too hard to get a rebuild kit. After more weather delays (it's not fun working on them at -5F outside) I got it moved to better parking spot🙂. While moving it. I noticed the brakes didn't what to grab, so it made it hard to steer, so after some research on this sight and more weather, it was time to start it up and see if I could adjust the steering some. This time after starting right up, it would only run for a few minutes before dying. take a bit to get it running again then want to quit. Experience in this country (plus the fact that the fuel was over 5 years old) has taught me it was probably water in the gas. At 6 bucks a gallon I didn't want to dump the 30 gallons that was in it. Since it has an electric fuel pump, I knew of an easy way to check, I just had to hook up a boat fuel tank with fresh fuel. It did the trick, and now is running fine again😂. Now I just have to pump the 30 gal, of "Cleaning Solvent" out of the main tank. At least now I can run it and see if I can adjust the steering. I'm hoping to have some video of it running this weekend when my buddy comes up. Have fun and good luck. Brad 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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