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Old 03-22-2010, 12:38:27 PM
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Finally, after 7 hours of up loading to Youtube, here it is. It's not completely together yet, or on the proper skids, but good enough to start. I think it'll be a good runner when Pete gets it done.

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Just wanted to thank Jeff , Roland and my dad for their help getting engine started .
It took 3 of us to start this thing for the first time .

I hope it will start easier with some more work.

We were running engine on gasoline in the video, but I'm going to run it on propane .( so there will be some questions about running a engine on propane )

Also want to thank Maria for doing the video .


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Any advice to make it run better ???

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Uuhhh..... maybe put a carburetor on it?

That's a nice sounding engine.
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Its got the carb. on it, just doesn't have the air filter on it. ( It has the natural gas and gasoline carb.)

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Pete,

After Watching the Video I Realize Who You are, You and a Friend Came to My Show in Barboursville Last Year, I'm the Founder/President of the Show...Usually Runnin around on a Case Tractor & Wearing Suspenders, I Hope to See You"ll again this Year, I"m Glad to See You got Your Engine Huffin and Puffin again....the Video Reminded Me of a Biker Bar in Myrtle Beach......."suck-bang-blow"....Gotta Love"m.

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an air breather would help
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Any advice to make it run better ???
Pete, Congrats on getting the old gal running. I own and run a 739 and a 346. As far as running better, you find that there is a "sweet spot" where you've got your Needle valve open just the right amount correlated with the choke plate being set at the correct spot. On my 739 the needle valve is opened about 1 to 1 1/4 turns and the choke plate is opened about 1/2 inch. Once you've got it running you can "fine tune " these settings. On the larger ZC engines it is not necessary to "spin" the engine to start. I always prime the engine thru the priming cup, which is pretty large. Two cups on first start and only one when warm. Leave the priming cup/compression valve open to start. Roll the engine over till it comes up on compression then vigorously pull it thru . When it fires quickly close the compression release. When the engine is cold it takes two men to start. When the engine is warm my brother who was about your size could start by him self.

I can easily start my 346 by myself using the same procedure. I'm 68 years young , weigh 160 pounds and have a bum shoulder.

Good luck. Sounds good,
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Ted is right. By adjusting your fuel valve/gas cock and adjusting the choke plate will make the engine "smooth" out.
The choke plate goes in between the carb and air cleaner, if you dont have the air cleaner you can just bolt the choke plate to the carb.
Its part# 202-118

I havent been able to see the video yet. Maybe tonight.
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I have the air filter and choke plate, their just not on engine .( you know how it is when you get close to getting ready to start )

Engine is running on gasoline in the video !!!!!!!

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