Didn't really accomplish a whole lot but did get my hands dirty. Pulled the carb and cleaned it again. Jerry rigged a temporary gas tank out of a Pepsi bottle. Moved the throttle from the governor to the carb. I have no idea why it was there to begin with. Pulled it three times and it started. Farted and belched like a mad machine. Governor doesn't engage and it smokes pretty good. Did get a little trip around the yard, which is cool. Not in love with this engine as its not original. Got my eyes on a Briggs 8 hp electric start but waiting on funds.
Took the linkage off of the slot hitch and did a little persuading with it to get it a lot closer to straight. By then Isabela was done playing with her bubbles and the race was on so I tucked things away for another day. One day I will get it all done and purty but I'm in no hurry at all.