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Vetteman61

Help with Cushman

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Hello,

A friend of the family bought a Cushman that is just like the one he had when he was a kid. He asked if I could get it running. I believe it needs a carb rebuild but I know almost nothing about Cushmans, so I'm not sure if it has the correct carb or what kit to buy.

Could anyone steer me in the right direction?

Thanks,

Brandon

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Thanks for the response. I need to know if the carburetor is correct for the engine or if the engine is original type of engine that came with this bike so I can know what type of carb kit to buy.

Brandon

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The engine appears correct for that Eagle. The carb is a Tillotson MT and there should be just one kit that covers them all. The kit is just a few gaskets and a needle and seat. If it's not leaking, then it probably doesn't need a kit. Those old Cushmans can sit for 40-50 years and fire right up with a good cleaning and fresh gas and oil. Take the carb apart and hit it good with carb spray or brake clean. Be sure you're getting a good, hot spark and you should be good

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