I recently had a similar problem with the same type of carb on my old Briggs.
The engine would start on the first pull, idle just fine, but die when the throttle was opened.
After removing the carb, replacing the diaphragm and spraying Gumout throughout, still same symptom.
The fix was taking...
Could be fun to start a thread called “OK, What’s This?” and post a picture.
Anyone can respond with either “I know” or “Now I know after Googling” and please don't post the answer.
First one to post "I know without Googling", posts the next picture?
Yup, the plane is a Sterling Fledgling with a K&B 0.40 engine. I still have the engine.
This is the trainer plane I learned to fly with.
I'm thinking the year was 1975.
I thought I might have a picture of the skis, but all I could find was this one with wheels in the snow.
I found some online...
I wonder how long the switch would last with this method?
I'm sure there would be arcing of the switch contacts being wired to the high voltage side of the coil.
A capacitor wired parallel to the the switch should increase the longevity of the switch.
I’m in the process of fabricating exhaust headers for two of my bikes.
1” OD is the size pipe for both a 5hp Briggs and 212 Predator.
I’ve been making some practice bends on my homemade bender with 3/4” electrical conduit (0.92” OD).
Packing the tubing with sand and using the dies I fabricated...
I want to keep my engine original, old school.
Myself having an aircraft mechanic background and magnetos with points still being the prevailing ignition source for modern reciprocating aircraft engines, if it’s reliable enough for the FAA, it’s good enough for me!
Only running the engine 20...