Re: Idaho newbie
Hi there - and welcome. First off - sorry for the loss of your brother.... wish nobody had to go through that.
So you, and dad still have the opportunity to make good on a project together! That's something to relish in for sure! I would dig it out, drop the tank and just replace it. Most likely it's varnished and rusted. Try blowing some Kerosene through the lines and pull the carb off and do a good rebuild on it. That should eliminate headaches in the fuel system at least. Trying to salvage them isn't worth it from my experience. You can take a look to see what condition it's in, maybe the lines will need replaced too? If you try to start it up before hand, try running it from a gas can - don't use the tank until you know it's clean...... bad things can happen if you let varnish liquefy and then harden up again.
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