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6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle setting

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  • #16
    Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

    I would not file off the carb arm, but fill it back as close as original with JB Weld
    Author of LeeRoy's Ramblings http://www.leeroysramblings.com/

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    • #17
      Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

      Thanks to everyone! I will keep you posted. Leeroy, I saw your site when I first received the motor...great info. I credit you that I was able to even start this old girl! On with the fine tuning!

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      • #18
        Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

        After all of the input I received, here is my plan of attack. Please holler if you see something wrong!
        I need to remove carb to repair the groove in the cam follower.
        I will drop the float bowl while I have it off. Then check for gunk, proper float level, and make sure main jet is ok and well sealed.

        CAN ANYONE POINT OUT PASSAGES ON CARB I SHOULD PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO?

        reassemble, reset cam follower, cross fingers, start! THANK YOU!

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        • #19
          Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

          OK, here's what I found:
          Port carb nut just tight enough not to come off.
          High speed nozzle gasket is old cork and falling apart, some green verdigris on brass nozzle.
          Float is the old cork style with shellac flaking off
          low speed needle packing falling apart
          Sure to find more, Thats what I found in the first 2 minutes.
          carb looks clean and original, lead shot are tight. I am going to rebuild, motor used mostly in extreme weather. Rather do it all now while its off instead off kicking myself later.

          In a related note I found the pinion gear on the pull start is ready to fail.
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          • #20
            Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

            when you cleaned the carb the first time did you re-kit it? if not you should, that way you can get to the all important idle circuit under the welch plug on top. ( kit will come with new plug).
            give a man a fish, and he will eat all day. teach a man how to fish, and he will sit in a boat all day and drink beer.

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            • #21
              Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

              seems like the brp carb kit contains a new float as well...pinion is relatively cheap and just need to drive out the roll pin to replace...concerning special passageways in the carb, look at the exterior casting on the port side of the carb body. This allows fuel flow up to the idle circuit. That passage, the mixture needle passage, and the 3 or 4 small holes that exit into the back of the carb throat behind the throttle plate all need to be clean. Pop out the core plug on top of carb, just follow the idle mixture needle passage and it's at the end of it, clean that area and the small idle circuit holes. New plug goes in with the convex side up and is seated by expanding it. I use a 1/4" extension, socket end, and tap it with a hammer, but whatever does the job will work.

              Plenty of posts on carb cleaning...starting point for idle mixture needle is 1 1/2 turns out from a gently seat. If everything is up to snuff with those 6 hp's they'll idle real smoothly at very low rpm.

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              • #22
                Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

                No re-kit, just a spray cleaning before I knew it ran. Found a rebuild and float kit for 18 bucks. Pinion gear for 22 bucks. There goes another fifity!

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                • #23
                  Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

                  $22!!..seems like I paid < $10 for one about a year ago...wow

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                  • #24
                    Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

                    all ya need now is a can of spray carb cleaner, a jug of pine-sol, compressed air, and a strand of small copper wire!!! clean it, reclean it, then kit it, the carb should be good for years if stored properly.
                    give a man a fish, and he will eat all day. teach a man how to fish, and he will sit in a boat all day and drink beer.

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                    • #25
                      Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

                      Pine-sol...now you have me guessin'.

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                      • #26
                        Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

                        pine -sol is an excellent cheap overnight carb soak. hit it with a can of carb cleaner through the passages, run a strand of wire through the passages, then compressed air, then soak it overnight in pine-sol. wash it in warm soapy water, hit it with the can of spray through the passages again, then compressed air. it will be as good as new.
                        give a man a fish, and he will eat all day. teach a man how to fish, and he will sit in a boat all day and drink beer.

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                        • #27
                          Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

                          Pine sol is on sale right now at Canadian Tire. I'm going to get some. Rick.

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                          • #28
                            Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

                            Originally posted by Rick. View Post
                            Pine sol is on sale right now at Canadian Tire. I'm going to get some. Rick.
                            rofl.....saw that in the flyer too!!! $4 ....1.41 liters!!
                            give a man a fish, and he will eat all day. teach a man how to fish, and he will sit in a boat all day and drink beer.

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                            • #29
                              Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

                              Do canadians have better Pine-sol?....Mine was only $2.79 @ 1.41liters

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                              • #30
                                Re: 6HP Fisherman...need help with cam follower adjustment and tiller/throttle settin

                                lol lol lol.....same pine sol.....just higher taxes!!!!
                                give a man a fish, and he will eat all day. teach a man how to fish, and he will sit in a boat all day and drink beer.

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