Let the ink soak into the ribbon, and then rethread the whole thing back into the typewriter. It’ll run like new 🙂 A bottle of stamp-pad ink is like $5, and one little bottle will last you for many re-inkings. Then let everything dry thoroughly, preferably in sunlight. Lower the rpms again to where the engine will just stay running.Eventually you’ll hit the point where the engine wants to die out or it will spit back (sounds like a mild backfire). At that point, back out the valve 1/4 turn. Grasp the rubber boot on the end of the wire and pull it away from the tip of the spark plug wire for safety while working. While servicing the carburetor, you should consider the entire fuel system which includes the gas tank and fuel line. Wait a few seconds for the engine to respond. As you turn the valve in, the rpms will increase.
But take a good look at your typewriter in the sunlight after this paint has dried — you may find that it’s not really as black as the original paint. «The paint pen to use is Uni-Paint medium line PX-20 (or fine line if you prefer) Opaque Oil Base marker. Notice the pressure-type fuel connector. CAUTION: Water must circulate through the lower unit to the engine any time the engine is run to prevent damage to the water pump in the lower unit. Platens The platen is the printing surface of a typewriter — normally, a rubber-covered cylinder. Community Q&A Search Add New Question Ask a Question 200 characters left Submit If this question (or a similar one) is answered twice in this section, please click here to let us know. Also, if the gas tank is removed, one of the gas tank bolts may fall loose.
Stronger products (use outdoors, and test inconspicuously on decals and paint) include naphtha (lighter fluid) and carburetor cleaner. «Also a good cleaner is equal parts of acetone, automatic transmission fluid, kerosene, and mineral spirits. Be careful of the acetone, however. Initial cleanup and lubrication Click here for a basic illustrated guide to cleaning and lubrication from a 1977 Reader’s Digest book. Once the engine is running properly, the battery could very well be removed without affecting engine operation.