After I put it all back together (but no rad.) it started right up!!! I only let it run for about 20 pops and then shut it off. I also machined and put in a new magneto friction clutch. Now the gear lash noise is gone too!!! Engine’s very quiet now. I hope the clutch material lasts but if it doesn’t, help is on dee way! Antique auto parts co. has vulcanized fiber! I think this is what it had originally. I can change this just by removing the magneto.
I think I’m going to remagnetize the magnets this afternoon. Doesn’t run nearly so well on mag this year like it did last year.
What a hobby! Paul