Tractor Carb cleaning

cjet69

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The needle and seats are leaking in both of these carbs. One from a Ford 851 and the other is from a John Deere 40. I'll be cleaning the JD 40 fuel tank and sediment bowl also. It was plugged when I started them earlier this spring. Hoping I can just clean them without putting kits in them but time will tell. Just got done removing them from the tractors and brought them to the shop.
 

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Felt like Carb day at Indy. Cleaned 3 carbs, a sediment bowl, and a fuel tank. I added in the carb from our Craftsman GT6000 that I mount the snowblower on. I was having to open the main jet more and more or run with part choke. Hopefully this will take care of the problem. I should probably get some new fuel filters for all of the GT's also.

These are the JD 40 carb and sediment bowl:

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Next is the Ford carb:

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Installed the carb on the GT6000 and fired it up. Made a small adjustment to the idle mixture and its running better than it has in years.
 

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Cleaned the sediment bowl for the Ford 851 this morning. Ran it thru the sonic cleaner and hosed it off. Cleaned up pretty good.
 

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The John Deere 40 carb and tank are ready to install on the tractor. The old fuel has settled out now and you can see all of the crumbs in the bottom of the bucket. Gas was sure orange looking and didn't smell very good.
 

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Your cleaning methods work great, CJet. That glass sediment bowl has sun colored purple! High manganese content in the glass allows that to happen.

DAC
Didn't know that about the glass. Just doing a quick cleaning with no paint work just to get them up and running. The Ford will be raking hay and the 40 is our pasture mower unless the Haybine breaks and then it will be the hay mower.
 
Didn't know that about the glass. Just doing a quick cleaning with no paint work just to get them up and running. The Ford will be raking hay and the 40 is our pasture mower unless the Haybine breaks and then it will be the hay mower.
Workhorse tractors don't have to be detailed for show, CJet! That have a job to do so put them to work!

DAC
 
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