Got my old 65 running

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  1. wardk

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    Repaired the pull start and fuel pickup cleaned the air filter and replaced plug. It runs but it seems like it wants to clear it's throat, sort of like starting a cold saw only it never gets to full song. A friend said it might be a partially blocked exhaust port . Has anyone had this problem?
     
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  2. nate379

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    65 what? Chev, Ford, Dodge,?? What engine?
     
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    husky 65 L
     
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    Sounds like partially blocked fuel. Try a new fuel filter.
     
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    Pull the screen out of the muffler (if it has one?) and run it again. If that cures it then the screen needs to be cleaned.
     
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    Exhaust side it plug it will dye kinda like a banana up the tail pipe..lol Full song would be a tuned sound and it take fuel to sing....
     
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    Okay i'm assuming it's not an exhaust problem, maybe a carb issue .
     
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    I would start with fuel filter sound like it wants more fuel. Screen dirty should kinda back fire and heat a screen up enough to burn through it if you can keep it running. Carb rebuild maybe maybe not.
     
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    Not always. I've taped up a screen before as a skills test and the machine (usually a trimmer) will start and idle fine, but bogs as soon as you hit the throttle. Poor bastards usually mess with the carb for 1/2 hour before they get real frustrated. ;lol
     
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    +1 on the exhaust side. Plugged muffler or screen will most times give the same affect as having the choke on all the time (running rich). Fuel filter will create a lean condition. Rich = 'chug chug', lean = 'gasp gasp' (kinda sorta :) ). If you snap the choke on & off quickly with the throttle pulled & that doesn't give temporary relief, it's not likely fuel related.

    Plus I like to rule out every other simple thing before I get gas on my fingers.
     
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    65 should have some pretty big exhaust holes out that muffler. If the screen still there would be more than impressive. ;)
     
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    Thanks for the help everyone ,I'll work on it today and let you know what I find.
     
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    I finally got back to the saw,my wife had a few days off and had a honey do list, anyway the saw doesn't have a screen in the muffler and I didn't find a fuel filter.
     
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    That should be hanging off the end of the fuel line in the tank.


    Funny how that messes with a guys schedule.... ;lol
     
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    Pair of needle nose pliers and pull the gas line out of the tank. Very rarely will you find a screen it an older big saw.
     
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