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On...or...Off ???

Post by George Mills » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:55 pm

I’m a guy who only has use of one leg....so working on de-gunking dirty fuel system has driven me nuts and taken months since I can only get down and under 2 times and can’t use a creeper and then spend 2 days recovering...lol

To save my mind and a trip under....is this Open or Closed ? I’m having a brain-spasm today 🤔
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Re: On...or...Off ???

Post by Scott_Conger » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:03 pm

George

it's "on"
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Re: On...or...Off ???

Post by George Mills » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:11 pm

Thanks Scott,

This things driving me nuts...but I’ll prevail...eventually.

Move back! Lol


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Re: On...or...Off ???

Post by Moxie26 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:56 pm

George:

Are you riding out the storm in Florida, or elsewhere ??????? PM me as you wish.

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Re: On...or...Off ???

Post by bobt » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:19 am

I put a SMALL pinpoint of green paint on the handle and another on the fuel line so when they line up, It's "on" Works for me. Bobt

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Re: On...or...Off ???

Post by George Mills » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:28 am

Bob T great idea! I’ll take that...

Bob J we are over on the Gulf coast so spared this time once the errant spaghetti models decided to join the rest from Sunday on...


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Re: On...or...Off ???

Post by Original Smith » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:48 am

If the handle lines up with the gas line, it's on.

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Re: On...or...Off ???

Post by Quickm007 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:59 am

Its on and when the pinion line up the gas line or if the pinion pointed the carb is off. Hope that help! I have the same pinion wich is original.
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Re: On...or...Off ???

Post by Norman Kling » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:06 am

Those who posted are very likely correct, but a positive proof, if the engine will run would be to turn the valve in the direction toward the carburetor and run until it runs out of gas. If that doesn't happen within a few minutes, try the valve in the other direction and you will know for sure. Problem with having the valve at that location, it will work for parking to keep from draining the tank, but you will still need to crawl under to turn it off if you want to remove the carburetor.
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Re: On...or...Off ???

Post by NHUSA » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:32 pm

That used to confuse me also. :?:

Finally I drew a picture on the garage wall so I didn't forget. :idea:
It helped me when I was at home but I couldn't take the garage with me on a trip. :lol:
NH - Where I live - not the carburetor ! :lol:

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Re: On...or...Off ???

Post by Duey_C » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:57 pm

I'm so darned forgetful and so many valves to remember. 80's Kubota engine coolant drains and even 100 year old water drains on some engines/tractors are opposite of what one might expect but coolant drains are easier to learn. With a piece of wire to test!
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UGH, yes I know it's a rats nest of incorrect in there. :lol:
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Re: On...or...Off ???

Post by WayneJ » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:09 am

It is somewhat comforting to know I am not alone. I took a picture of my valve in the open position and store it on my phone in a separate "album" titled: "starting model t", so I can remember.
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