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Are you using the right type of gas? running it...

Are you using the right type of gas? running it dry is bad for the carb. Use a new source of gas. See if it coughs if you use starter fluid.
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Try taking out the wire from the boot and touch...

Try taking out the wire from the boot and touch it directly to the engine block, see how that goes. It that works try to wrap the wires coming out of the spark plug wire directly to the top of the...
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Either the belt or the spring that holds the belt...

Either the belt or the spring that holds the belt to the pulley, probably the latter of the two. I have a tractor with the same problem and it has a bad spring.
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carb or clogged air filter could be the problem

carb or clogged air filter could be the problem
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must be, since you have a spark but no ignition

must be, since you have a spark but no ignition
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From what I've read, the hemi engine will rev...

From what I've read, the hemi engine will rev lower, and the flathead will rev higher. True? Also, the airplane engine would also have to deal with aerodynamic drag, and at the speeds I'm dealing...
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Well, some people need to get back on topic here*...

Well, some people need to get back on topic here* cough* cough Geo.
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Thankfully, I am a math minded person so that...

Thankfully, I am a math minded person so that makes perfect sense. so now here's my question. I am replacing a 5 hp 4-stroke hemi-style engine (OHV) from a go kart with a 8 hp flathead engine out of...
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Is there a formula to work with? I do have a...

Is there a formula to work with? I do have a control 5hp engine and an 8hp that i would like to put in.
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What else is there to consider? I am looking at...

What else is there to consider? I am looking at without the factor of wind resistance if that helps.
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Horsepower Ratio?

Is acceleration a direct proportion to horsepower, as in three times as much horsepower is 3 times as fast acceleration? Also, is acceleration a direct proportion to gearing, as in a 1 to 3 ratio...
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Well, I looked up the gasket today I was to...

Well, I looked up the gasket today I was to pleased to find that the gasket was $6 with shipping, so I got that. All will be well.
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Would duct tape work though?

Would duct tape work though?
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Oil pan seal?

I have an old engine that has a removable oil pan. The seal that was there is gone, i am considering using duct tape to make a seal considering that the two metal plates are flat and have no chips....
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This isnt necessarily for my career, but rather...

This isnt necessarily for my career, but rather away to put my ideas on paper. Ill learn autocad in school.
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Which programs specifically would you use? What...

Which programs specifically would you use? What freeware is there out there?
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CAD freeware?

Does anyone know of any CAD freeware that is easy to use and learn? I see myself as an engineer in the making (im building a go-kart from scratch right now) and i would like to use CAD to design what...
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the engine did start with gas, though i tried to...

the engine did start with gas, though i tried to start it a few minutes ago and the spark was gone again. bad wiring. is there a way to completely eliminate the wiring except the wire that goes to...
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Try a warrant if you can. the flywheel key is a...

Try a warrant if you can. the flywheel key is a where the flywheel meets the driveshart. Its dimension are about 1/8 x 1/8 x 1/2. its job is to make sure the flywheel is in the right place on the...
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I would suggest soaking the carb in carb soaker...

I would suggest soaking the carb in carb soaker and then try again.
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take it off as well as the rope. you need to turn...

take it off as well as the rope. you need to turn it 5-10 revolutions in the direction that the spring is tightening in (so it gets harder to turn each time) and then put the string in through the...
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I second cheese. sounds like the jets are nearly...

I second cheese. sounds like the jets are nearly completely clogged so the only way the let out gas is when there is a huge suction for the gas to go into, which you get when the choke is on. Remove...
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cheese has a very good point, considering that...

cheese has a very good point, considering that the key if warped will mess up the timing as well as it is very easily overlooked when fixing an engine.
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To adjust the valves you would need to opne up...

To adjust the valves you would need to opne up the engine, though i wouldn't know specifically you would need to do for a overhead cam. Sorry. If you get a new mower, go to consumerreports.org to...
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can you see the gas coming out of a certain...

can you see the gas coming out of a certain place? does the gas go directly to the jet? is there a valve before the gas reaches the jet?
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