Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:16 am
Yes, removing the main jet is how I usually check fuel flow.
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:30 pm
It really sounds to me like an airflow issue. Either air cannot get into the engine (possibly due to a dirty air filter or a nest in the intake) or air cannot get out of the engine possibly due to a plugged up exhaust.
1) Temporarily remove the air filter hose from the carb and see if that helps. Also take a look at the choke to make sure the choke plate is staying open.
2) Poke around the exhaust pipe with a coat hanger bent like a hook and see if you can find something plugging it up.
Be careful because poking around a possible bees nest may require a speedy exit.
Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:27 pm
Don't be silly ..
You have no idea how many of us have done stuff like that, I know cause I have ... not once, not twice but multiple times
It is all part of the learning curve. Not just that, and if anyone says they have never done this ... well I wouldn't believe em
Good thing is that you have learned a lot of stuff well and you were the one that finally diagnosed it and got it fixed.
and that is the Rest of the Story !
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:27 pm
Ditto to what Rudi said. Lots of us have had moments like that. You are unusual because you admitted
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:54 pm
thiggy; I'm not sure about removing the jet to check flow but I believe that it should give a good indication as to flow. Generally but not always, if you have a lack of fuel problem, when choking it, the engine should run better. At least for a little bit. Although thinking about it, in your case where you can't advance from an idle, maybe not.
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:33 pm
Glad you figured it out. I was all set to tell of a similar situation years ago which involved a broken spring in a J4 Mag (I think that's what our local expert called it) on another 1949 cub.
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:47 pm
Thiggy, I've done things that make that look like a pure genius act. There are people on this forum who could blackmail me forever if they wanted to. Just to keep them quiet on some of my more brainy stunts.
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:26 pm
thiggy wrote: My shame is too great to ever darken these hallowed halls again. I will also be turning in my membership card for the IH Collectors Club.
It's a good thing we didn't show you the secret handshake while you were at DSCF!
Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:31 am
I'm not even going to begin to come clean!!!!!!!!!!
If you didn't see it, it didn't happen! Vern
Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:06 am
I was mowing when when the cub suddenly died, I restarted it, let out the clutch, died. tried it again, died. Started checking to see why I'm not getting fuel, have plenty of gas, have flow, cleaned the main jet. I'm getting back on to try it again when I look down and realized the mowing deck is plowing into the yard! A tree limb had knocked my touch control lever all the way back. I was sure it wasn't getting fuel, when all I had to do look down. Dale.
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