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Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Scott Nicklas (Snicklas) on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 04:28 pm:

Just an FYI,

Since TSC (Tractor Supply) has been mentioned in the last few posts about hardware/specialty hardware and shims, I thought I would let everyone know something I found out the other day.

Dad and I had to replace the gas tank on my 1650, and to get the fuel line off the carb, it is easier to remove the air cleaner and backing plate. The previous owner had misplaced/replaced the screws that hold on the backing plate with a mismash of fasteners. We went to TSC to obtain replacements (we prefer hex socket head cap screws). We were having trouble finding what we wanted and asked an associate. They informed us that corporate had discontinued a lot of the specialty hardware and fasteners. What used to be almost 2 full sides of and aisle, now only barely covers one. Fortunately I have a fastenall about 30 seconds from my house.

Just didn't want someone to get an unpleasant surprise like we did.

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Marlin Homrighausen (Mhomrighausen) on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 04:02 pm:

For most all the shims that I've needed in the past I just go the the nut/bolt section in either Theisens, TSC or the local hardware store and start looking in those little boxes with specialty items. Found some pretty nice shims when doing the hydro repair that way. Or a local industrial supply shop always has what I need. I also like Dennis F.'s idea of the big box stores. They've been a great source when I'm not in the mood for a special trip.

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Are the stellite valves better than the standard valves? What are the standard valves made of? Any insight?

Finally found a red one.

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