Flowmaster76 wrote:Thanks for the feedback. Update for everybody that is wondering, I purchased the tractor yesterday and it went very well. We loaded up the tractor and brought it to my house. I drained all the gas that has been sitting in the tank. And put fresh 87 octane into the tank. Surprisingly, the tank is not rusting at all. It has been converted to a 12 V system, so I grabbed a standard 12 V battery and hooked it up. After a few cranks it started right up, but was smoking a lot. Now I know what he meant by a carburetor issue. It only runs with the choke on and bogs down when I try and put it into second.
Sounds like it may be time for a compression test, the carb may not be your problem.