I went out to the shop around noon and started checking the ole girls vitals. I turned the key and nothing. I pulled the fuel tank out to check the wiring had to anyway because the PO said he thought it was leaking so I’ll check that later. I noticed the clutch pedal shaft was not closing the safety switch. I reached down to bend the tab closer to the switch and it was broke. I jumped that plug with a piece of wire but still nothing. Nothing coming out of the starter solenoid so I took it out and cleaned all the contacts. I hooked everything back up and now it’s cranking. I rigged up a temporary fuel tank but now no spark. I pulled the plug to check because I’m still old school I don’t trust my spark tester, still no spark. I pulled the points cover off and the points looked ok but a little dirty. I cleaned them and honestly this thing started right up as soon as it cranked. It only ran for a few seconds and quit. I started it again same thing runs and quits. I took the carb bowl off and it had a lot of sediment and I shot some brake cleaner in and around and put the bowl back on. Now no start at all except on starter fluid. It starts right up quickly with the SF. I took the whole carb off this time as I should have before you just can’t half way clean a carb because of excitement. The bowl was full of gas so I know that much. I cleaned everything good but now it starts like it should but I can’t get it to idle right. Full throttle is good but I’m not getting that good idle like it should between rich and lean. When I had it apart I wasn’t too happy about the low idle mixture screw. It was very discolored and not smooth. I buffed it a little slightly to try and polish it but from my experience it doesn’t take much for these to be bad. I guess I’ll order a rebuild kit and try again later. Other than the idle problem I’m very happy with the engine. I also found out that the stock 10hp has been replaced with a 12hp.