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Fuel system is plugged with foreign material or...

Fuel system is plugged with foreign material or stale gas. Either way, time for a carb o/h and new fuel filter. Unless you are prepared to do the work yourself, a new trimmer might be cheaper.
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What Larry said. Clean the rim bead and run some...

What Larry said. Clean the rim bead and run some dish soap around the lip of the tire first. If they still go flat, install a tube.
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The machine may have an OEM muffler. If so, there...

The machine may have an OEM muffler. If so, there is not much you can do unless it is rotted out and needs replacing. Don't try to jerry rig additional shrouds and piping on it, you may cause the...
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Do you mean .105 or is a new size available?

Do you mean .105 or is a new size available?
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I have seen adapters to mate 7 pin on the tow...

I have seen adapters to mate 7 pin on the tow vehicle to 4 pin on the trailer but not the other way around. What chandler says. Also make sure you have good ground connections. Some installers use...
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First check that the gearbox is properly greased...

First check that the gearbox is properly greased and not overheating, excess heat will transfer to the line. Use a good quality line, the cheap crap melts on the surface and fuses together. I use...
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The magnets should pass the coil just before top...

The magnets should pass the coil just before top dead centre. Remove the nut and washer then run the nut on until it is flush with the end of the shaft. This prevents flaring the end of the threads....
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You will be fine removing any aluminum deposits...

You will be fine removing any aluminum deposits left by the rod. Check for scoring and mike it to ensure it is not out of round.
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The compression should be quite pronounced. With...

The compression should be quite pronounced. With the shroud off, give the flywheel a quick flip with your hand, it should stop and bounce back. Remove the muffler and make sure the port is not...
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Older Fords are notorious for master cylinder...

Older Fords are notorious for master cylinder failure. You are right, it does have two reservoirs so the whole system is not lost when a line fails but a leaking piston will affect both of them. Was...
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I have seen adapters to connect 7 pin on the tow...

I have seen adapters to connect 7 pin on the tow vehicle to 4 pin on the trailer but not the other way around. Sounds like you have corrosion, that greenish white film, and/or loose connections on...
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I hope you did not hook the charger backwards....

I hope you did not hook the charger backwards. Also, was the battery installed or did you try to start it directly off the charger?
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We installed the hitch yesterday and found why...

We installed the hitch yesterday and found why the shop wanted a stiff dollar. The rails are directly over the frame and little clearance, box cross members and the fuel tank presented challenges....
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That machine is 25-30 years old, parts may be...

That machine is 25-30 years old, parts may be hard to find. It should have an air filter, a block of porous foam that fills the opening on the underside of the engine.
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The plunger definitely needs to be replaced, the...

The plunger definitely needs to be replaced, the paddle rides on it.
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There is a paddle on the end of the shaft that...

There is a paddle on the end of the shaft that rides against a plastic 'thumb' on the end of the pin. If the engine suddenly started over speeding the gear has likely failed, not uncommon in Honda's.
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Without a right angle gearbox, a lawnmower engine...

Without a right angle gearbox, a lawnmower engine is not a good fit for a kart. You will need a reliable clutch, Comet and others make good yet inexpensive systems, and make dang sure you have a...
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Ensure that you have an adequate supply of air...

Ensure that you have an adequate supply of air for cooling and combustion.
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You should be able to easily remove the...

You should be able to easily remove the panelling, it will likely be 1/8" stapled to the studs. Once you get into it, you may find you will need to remove the rain gutter and skin panels to replace...
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I have a slider hitch from DSP (a small Canadian...

I have a slider hitch from DSP (a small Canadian manufacturer)and am going by their website, the tow vehicle is a Ford shortbox. The seller offered to install it for me at his shop but didn't show up...
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Does it run continuously at high speed? If so you...

Does it run continuously at high speed? If so you could add an air throttle so it idles down while unloaded.
Check the gasket between the muffler and the engine, it could be blown out. As long as...
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Fifth wheel mount

I need to mount a fifth wheel hitch in my p/u for our new to us trailer. The manufacturers web site says to have the end of the rails 13" from the end of the box which places the pin directly over...
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Disconnect the MAG connection and run the wire to...

Disconnect the MAG connection and run the wire to a simple on-off switch grounded to the machine. A tether switch with a lanyard on the wrist would also be a good idea. DO NOT feed battery power to...
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We really have no idea if you are are capable of...

We really have no idea if you are are capable of doing it. The task does require some tools and mechanical savvy, if you do not feel comfortable tackling it talk to a service shop.
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That can be a tough one. As a last resort, you...

That can be a tough one. As a last resort, you may need to apply heat via a welding torch with a rosebud tip. A canister torch will be a waste of time.
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