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Don GrilloDon Grillo

    The Ford Tractor started acting up recently where as soon as you put a load on it, like engaging the mower deck and start mowing, the tractor would bogg down and want to die.  We have cleaned the fuel bowl and screen, blown out the fuel line and checked the points.

    Does anyone have an Adjustable Spark Gap Tester?  If so, would you bring it out to the field.

    Some things to check first are;
    Mower deck. Is the underside clean or clogged with grass? Are the spindles lubed? Do the blades turn freely?

    Spark Plugs and gap. Are they set correctly?
    Fuel. With the bolt in the carb bowl removed and the gas on, will the fuel flow fill a pint jar in less than 2 minutes?

    Governor linkage. Check to see if it is properly set.

    I’ll be out there later this morning (Thursday the 20th) to troubleshoot.