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Old 04-18-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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25 year old B. C. S. Rototiller.


$800 when new. Used very little.In storage 22years.I would occasionally pull on the starter cord to turn it over.Now I'm trying to start & run it.
Problems ... Italian ACME engine parts difficult to get.
Carb Float chamber is holed, I've plugged it with JB weld.
One more hole in Carb. ....... Will do the same to it.
There is a spark at the plug.
Best Ive had, is to have it run for15 seconds.
Note the recoil starting cable is very hard to pull.Almost as
if I'm turning over the Tranmission & engine.
Note the Tilling attachment is disconnected (off)

Tell me, is the effort worth while? Any tips to help me start this thing.
Or am I better to just scrap it? Thank you all for reading. Ken

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Old 04-18-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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25 year old B. C. S. Rototiller.


Might make a good anchor.

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Old 04-19-2012, 06:37 AM   #3
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25 year old B. C. S. Rototiller.


put it on craigslaist
the world is full of martyrs who feel it's their mission to make/keep old crap running

use the money for something useful
(I figure you'll get about what a case of mediocre beer costs)
and then hire out the 1X or 2X a year tilling work
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:10 PM   #4
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25 year old B. C. S. Rototiller.


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$800 when new. Used very little.In storage 22years.I would occasionally pull on the starter cord to turn it over.Now I'm trying to start & run it.
Problems ... Italian ACME engine parts difficult to get.
Carb Float chamber is holed, I've plugged it with JB weld.
One more hole in Carb. ....... Will do the same to it.
There is a spark at the plug.
Best Ive had, is to have it run for15 seconds.
Note the recoil starting cable is very hard to pull.Almost as
if I'm turning over the Tranmission & engine.
Note the Tilling attachment is disconnected (off)

Tell me, is the effort worth while? Any tips to help me start this thing.
Or am I better to just scrap it? Thank you all for reading. Ken
You're on the right track, as far as getting it up and running. Apparently what's holding you up now is the fuel delivery - but you're getting on top of that.

How much else is wrong with it?

Most likely, I think I'd agree with the other guys. Sell the thing for parts. Maybe eBay it - you get more coverage, and this might be a weird collector's item of some sort.

Tillers are not all that expensive to buy. Or, for about $60 you can rent a nice rear-tine tiller to use.
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