Re: HSSK50 - Hopefully a simple carb question
Thank you for your reply, @AVB. So I ordered the wrong carb, it would seem. As I said above, I am ordering the rebuild kit for the one I pulled off. I'll keep this non-adjustable one as an emergency spare.
I'll also take a moment here to plug Parts Tree. I have no affiliation with them. I'm restoring a Snapper LW357B Push mower for my girlfriend's son who just bought his first house, and I have added items to an existing order THREE TIMES, including just now with the Tecumseh carb kit. The allow me to do so happily, in fact, they even suggested it! So everything is being shipped under a single one-time $7.95 shipping fee.
They were the lowest price vendor for some items, but not for others. I'll pay a little more to give them my business since their customer service is being so helpful.
I have seen other parts sources mentioned, and I may check them out. I'm just a homeowner/hobbyist, so I'll only be buying small quantities of parts.
Anyway, getting back on topic, when I pulled the float bowl on the new non-adjustable carb, the bowl gasket "sprang" out. It seems that it is too large for the bowl. I used the old one from the original carb to get me running. This Chinese carb does not appear to be what I would consider high quality. I will not pull the caps. I'll just pull the float bowl and blow air through the passages before I store it. Perhaps I will spray everything down with WD-40 to prevent corrosion, and seal it in a zip-lock bag until I need it again.