Over the Christmas break, I finally got my Puch (year??) to run. It was salvaged after sitting uncovered outside for almost a year. That was the good news. The bad news is that the more I run it, the worse it gets. The plug gets lots of carbon pretty quick, I am running a 40:1 mix. The ped will not idle AT ALL, and the last problem is that the thing makes a "clipping" sound like one of those old "push type" lawn movers. Almost like a grinding sound. I changed the trans fluid an filled with Type F. The power gets worse and worse!
I read Fred's guide, which was VERY helpful and everything seems to be ok, with the exception of the timing. I am not positive that I have that 100% correct, but pretty close. Is this the only thing that could be wrong? Thanks for your help.