Originally posted by: MSJ113
your right about the stuck float and drain tube. and now you understand why there is a fuel shut off valve on gravity flow systems. sometimes things dont work like they were designed...until you fix the float problem turn the gas off a short way before you get bak to the barn
as for the wire, i,m guessing here... does the wire come from a round / cylindrical device attached to or imbeded in the body of the carb? perhaps a fuel shut off solenoid that is malfunctioning or has been defated by the previous owner...
an electric choke? or does the machine have a choke lever??sorry i ain't much help
yes the wire comes from a cylindrical device that is attached to the carb, it has
written on the boltt that the wire runs into.
this wire connection is located just before the boot that caries the air/fuel into the cylinder.
i dont think that its anything that was disconected by the previouse owner because the previous owner was my grand-mother and my uncles would have said something to me about it if they had disconnected it. they also gave me a manual with a list of every oil change and maintenence that has ever been done on it. i even have all the work orders\warnaty work for it. so im sure that they didn't disconnect it