No, no, no,, not kneecapping the design team (or person) that designed the carburetor/gas tank/throttle assembly abortion that was part of the power unit for the leaf vacuum….(Although just for moment, the thought of HIRING someone to do that (I know a dude..) did make me smile…) I mean, seriously, 3 different wrenches and a screwdriver just to take the assembly OFF the motor? Plus 2 more to break the carb from the gas tank?
Nope, I’m referring to the thought that I could (and maybe should?) replace the thing…I mean, it is over 25 years old (I’ve had it for 22 and it was ancient and sorta “well used” when I acquired it at an auction…) and I have the scratch to buy a new, even more powerful one…. I mean, I thought about it really hard….
But then I came to my senses and just found some shirt cardboard and simply made the gasket that had deteriorated and replaced it instead.. I should be good for another couple of years, really.
Now, after cleaning the varnish out of the carb (hey, I was 7/8 of the way there already, so finishing the teardown wasn’t too much work, and they are fairly simple) and sealing up the air leak with the new gasket, it runs like the proverbial….ape.
I’m not sure what came over me…buying something new? Not fixing something? Jesus…
I must be getting old. …or lazy.