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Re: choke rod

Postby Eugene » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:44 am

Easier to install the choke rod and rod from governor arm to carburetor if you remove the carburetor from the manifold. Drop the carburetor just enough for the bolts to clear the manifold and tip the top of the carburetor out a bit.
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Re: choke rod

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:36 am


I now use hitch pins instead of cotter pins, too. You can more easily insert or remove them with a pair of needle nose or duck bill pliers and don't have to try to bend or unbend them. At most any hardware store.

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Re: choke rod

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:57 am

I see you have a home-made or modified gas line. If you are having interference with it, maybe the gas line needs bending. I've seen a lot of badly bent gas lines but rarely a choke rod that needed any more than a slight tweaking. By the way, I also see you have an in-line gas filter. They are more often a source of trouble than a cure for trouble.

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Re: choke rod

Postby CDD » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:04 am

Just bought it, I am glad about all these replies about it to help me along the way.

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Re: choke rod

Postby Glen » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:00 pm

I guess someone changed it to the long dip stick and tube. 4 27 Z is a casting code. The engine serial number location is shown here, in a page from the Cub owner's manual. It is partly behind the Touch Control tubes.
Below is a picture of the position of the choke arm when the choke is fully open. The arm turns on the shaft if you loosen the screw, if necessary. Tighten the screw tight, they sometimes come loose and then the arm turns on the shaft, and the choke is not closed when you pull the rod.
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Re: choke rod

Postby CDD » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:23 am

Got it connected last night, had to rotate the choke arm and of course I took the carb off to do it easier.

I do not have a serial number on the engine. I have read all the posts and look in the manual but there is nothing there just a casting date.
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Re: choke rod

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:30 am

The numbers are right behind the oil fill, probably be harder to clean on yours with the longer oil fill. I just took these 2 pictures on the one I am working on now. They aren't big numbers like the others. Yours are probably just covered in thick paint.
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