Howdy all! I recently picked up a 1987 210 with no deck for $100. It was obvious that it sat with water in the fuel for quite some time, because the carburetor was disgustingly filthy. In the course of cleaning it, I knocked out a couple of the welch plugs, thinking they'd be easy enough to come by. Boy was I wrong. I've tried every small engine repair shop near me to no avail. It has the Walbro WHG carburetor on it, and I took out the plug for the two idle jets, as a plug for a bowl vent. In the attached picture it's the spot circled in green, and the empty orifice to the left of that. Unfortunately, they're two different sizes.
Does anybody know where a person could come up with some new welch plugs? I've been trying to spend as little on this mower as possible. It's a fun game. I have $100 in the mower, another $100 in the battery, and a little bit of fuel & carb cleaner right now. I'll post pics of the restore because the original paint shined up beautifully with some rubbing compound. I'd like just to replace the welch plugs because I finally have the carburetor running great while you hold you finger over the empty spot. Plus these old Walbros are made so much better than their cheap asian counterparts.
Let me know if anyone knows where I can come by these parts. Thanks!