Back at it baby. The dash is wired and in. Need to attach the doo-dads to the bottom- lighter/powerpoint, lights, ashtray thing, etc. Pics tomorrow- nothing special, ya'll seen 800 of 'em. Thanks to those that responded to my "what is this" thread on the ignition switch- nailed it.
My big victory came tonight... I think. Can't really say "I did it" until she runs, but I took a huge step forward. I would like to especially thank John Strenk. The tidbit hint he gave me gave me the push I needed. I sat and stared at that carb many, many times, without the courage to jump in. So...
Fabbed up (very nicely I might add) a new, longer linkage from the throttle cable. Thanks jeepdaddy2000.
A drill press would have been super, but I ground a little flat spot where I needed to drill, and it worked like a charm. The little clips are a little loose, 'cause the original arm was a tiny bit thicker where they mount, but it holds well. I may need some more bend. I'll fine tune it when I fire it.
The big project was the throttle arm in the carb base. The original YFA base was much squatter- the YF base is somewhat tall. The YF armature (the one I switched to) would not mate to the original linkage. So I took the gear off the YFA arm -linkages, butterfly, etc.- and put that into the YF. Dang those butterfly screws SUCK OUT LOUD. I botched one, but I think what I did with it will work. I buzzed the unnecessary arms off the YFA arm, and modified the one that goes to the choke. I'll have to fine tune that one too, as that linkage was tough. I need to grind in a little channel and put retainer clips on both sides of the arm that comes down. Problem is, that linkage is so small!
Yes that is little JB Weld dots. There is one original screw in, and another one from around the shop.
What's this port for?
Kiddies all in bed, gonna go mount it now. Also solved my air cleaner mounting issue with the taller carb- no pics yet.