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Hi Guy's I'm on the hunt for a float for my old 900. I finally got the old thing running great! And I must say it sure cuts the grass very nicly! Then all of a sudden she started to buck and sputter so I thought it was dirt in the needle or some other debri? So I disassembled the old Zienith carb and much to my surprise the float had cracked and filled with gas! I tried to epoxy it an it lasted a day? The epoxy was supposed to be fuel resistant but it's not lol! Anyway where can I find one of these items? I also need a pulley that that drives one of the blades. I am using a temporary stampped junk until I can locate the real deal cast iron piece. I must sy this must have been a very impressive piece in its day...
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schoust said:
I'm on the hunt for a float for my old 900.
Yes, the epoxies are often attacked by today's gasoline.

If your float is brass, don't throw your old float away, as most often they can be repaired and re-used.

Once the gas is drained/evaporated from the inside of the float, the float can be soldered where it is cracked. .....An electric soldering iron is preferred over a torch (gas fumes inside the float could ignite and expand the float). ....All traces of the epoxy must be removed, and the brass needs to be cleaned, and a flux used to get the solder to bond.
 

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Bruce is correct.I have soldered many a float and had no problems.
 

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If you don't have any luck fixing the float we have new ones here and also new and used pullys
 

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Hey Guy's yea I too have repaired a float or two if it was brass it would have been a none issue Lol! I'll take you up on that offer Bob please tell me how to procead.. Bob The tracto is a 64 Bolens 900 the engine is an s8D Wisconsin with a Zienith carb and I need the pulley that does to the mandrill I think its 2.5x3/4 shaft cast iron. LMK if you need any other information..
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I also need a pulley that that drives one of the blades. I am using a temporary stampped junk until I can locate the real deal cast iron piece. I must sy this must have been a very impressive piece in its day...
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There were 3 different style pulleys used on the 38'' decks. What model deck to you have?
If you dont know post a picture and we can ID it for you.

These were sharp looking machines when they were brand new and all painted up.
 

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