Craftsman 19.5 Flathead

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Old 05-18-12, 08:34 AM
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Craftsman 19.5 Flathead

Model 971-270-821

Engine Model 42E707 Type 2631E1

Symptoms were... Runs fine for a while then dies gas spraying out of carb.

Repair attempts... Rebuilt carb, now it wont start at all. I have fuel to carb. It will start and run fine if I pour gas in the top of the carb. After reading around on teh web I decided I needed to adjust the valves assuming not enough vacuum to operate fuel pump. Then realized that all of those posts were for OHV engines which mine is not. Based on some thread I have pulled of one of the heads (stupid I know) I'll pick up a new gasket today and put that back on.

Q:1
Do I need to adjust the valves? If so? where is access and what is procedure?

Q:2
Any ideas as to why fuel not getting into carb?

Thanks in advance,

Terall
 
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Old 05-18-12, 09:46 AM
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Does the carb bowl fill with gas? If so, the main jet behind the drain plug is probably clogged.
 
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Old 05-18-12, 10:37 AM
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No it does not. Thanks for the reply.
 
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Old 05-18-12, 06:54 PM
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Did you service the fuel pump while you had the carb apart? Did you notice the tiny springs in it, and get them back in place along with the diaphragms and gaskets?
 
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Old 05-18-12, 07:32 PM
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Yes I think we did its the rectangle on the front of the carb right? Hi
 
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