Here is my original post back in October:
I knew that I would have to replace the steering and found a part FF/18 for sale last week. I picked it up and it has a good steering gear, Eaton transmission, and hydraulic cylinder.
So, I thought the first thing to do is to see if the engine runs. I took off the air cleaner and checked out the points. The points were rusty and corroded. Also the plunger was frozen stuck in the points base. I had to carefully punch out the plunger and was able to restore it to working order. I am ordering a new points and condenser, but I decided it was no loss to bead-blast the old points, which cleaned up really nice. I replaced the spark plugs and hooked up a temporary gas tank and fuel filter. I hot-wired the ignition and the engine began to turn over.
I had spark, but no fuel. It was the fuel pump that wasn't working, so I bypassed it and made sure that the fuel tank was higher than the carburetor. She started up. I changed the oil and oil filter. Now I know that the engine is going to do well. Just needs a lot of care and cleanup.
Interesting that someone cut holes to open up the side tin. Why wouldn't they just unbolt the tin from the engine. Anyways, there are holes in the left and right sides.
Here is a brief video of the engine running:
Edited by markdombroski, August 20, 2012 - 10:39 AM.