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Old 07-12-2011, 03:11 PM
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The shutoff solenoid IS the bolt that retains the float bowl. There are two flat edges up at the top of the solenoid just below the float bowl that are used for getting a wrench on. I had to grind a wrench down a little (to make it thinner) to be able to get on that to unscrew it.

Likely the whole carb needs to be cleaned. Anytime an engine sits for very long with gas in it nowadays it will be nasty inside and need cleaned.

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that big bolt..

is right where the fuel sol is located... i can turn it but it feels like its just spinning.. don't see any flats at the sol and bowl connection.. guess i'll pull it tomorrow.. was hoping not too..
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The solenoid itself will spin. There is a "bolt" portion above the solenoid but below the float bowl. There should be two flat spots, one on each side, for you to get a wrench on. There has to be SOME way of getting it off.

This is how it is at least on my two Briggs engines that have the solenoid, both of which are 14.5 I/C vertical shafts on riding lawn mowers. I believe it was a 9/16 wrench i had to use.
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heres a pic of one. You can see the flat spot on it that I am talking about. It appears darker than the rest of it.
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tks 454

i'll ck it this morning... according to the info i find it was built in '95 in the usa..and boy was this thing built to last... i've lost count on the number of brackets/levers that hold the deck on. i've sure increased my scrap metal bin...
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While you're doing all of that I would take a piece of 1" or 1 1/4" exhaust pipe and make a straght pipe for it, there's an online calculator to tell you the best length for 4000 RPM or so... It makes a hell of a difference in sound and power on those little engines. Ask anyone with a kart.
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it lives !!!!

thanks for all the help on this motor...y'll were right on the money... had to put my glasses on to see the flat on the fuel valve but got it off.. and found i needed to pull the carb.. cleaned and put back and runs like a champ now... the last thing is replace the drive belt and if it goes the i'll pull it apart and repaint it... what a fun little project this is.. granddaughter is commng sunday so i'll sit her on it to refit the clutch peddle to fit her and make a throttle stop so she can't rev it up and pull and wheelie... tks again... bill
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you might think about trying to lower it a little and/or make it a little wider also
kids can get carried away racing around pretty quick
hate to see it on top of one of them
maybe some wheel spacers

but it sounds like fun to me
oh, dont forget the bar-buoy for when you are racing it around the yard and doing wheelies
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If you can find 1. get the top transaxle pully from a higher hp machine. it will be a little smaller. reduces torque output, altho slightly faster
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