Haven't spent a penny on it yet. Still in assessment mode. If I can get it together cheap enough I will while looking out for a 70 -100 hp. If she becomes a runner I can sell later and recoup parts cost hopefully. Now it's just a bunch of parts. Pain selling one bit by bit on Ebay to fund another. I have been listing extras recently to fund any purchases, already sunk money is easier to spend mentally than new money.
Been puttering away. I have pretty much got the foot apart, minus pulling the top race out. I have most of the list of needs for it, its pretty long......
On the motor end I got the carbs off, apart and cleaned out. Luckily there was only the sand on the front side and a few grains that went through the holes in the butterfly on the back side. I took them fully apart and cleaned them super well inspecting everything. There was no sand in the motor (except a few grains I knocked in taking the carbs off). I scoped it and the intake track looks good and clean. I am not too comfortable in taking it apart much further. I could probably pull the head but that is a big job with lost of stuff needing to be removed. I will pull the plugs, ground the wires and turn it over by hand to see if I feel anything just to be on the safe side.
The carbs have one issue. What is called the idle tube, on both carbs, are cracked. These are very small tubes a 1/16" bit will not fit in them. They screw in from the top and go down all the way to the bottom where they must sit in a pool of fuel. They have two holes at the top to distribute fuel. With these cracks it must not have had a stable idle from excess unmetered fuel which would explain why the idle screws were adjusted pretty far out of norm. These parts do not have a separate number and were part of a full kit that is of course NLA. Im thinking unless somebody has a pair of junk carbs with good tubes (if mine are cracked are any good?) I'm going to try and solder them. They are brass so it should work just a light swipe of flux and good silver solder should sweat it without
filling the tube in and clogging it shut. Any thoughts on this?