IT runs. I haven't tested it more than going across the back yard, but the vespa variator variates, and it makes a ot of noise without the muffler on it.
It took me a while to figure out that you don't hold down the decomp. lever untill it starts-- You just pull it untill the engine starts turning, and keep pedaling.
The funny part, if you were watching me, was the first time the clutch grabbed- I almost went over the handlebars.
The hole in the gastank was a nasty rock chip, and I did manage to get most of the rust out of the tank.
Now if there was a proper punishment for those that use mopeds as dirt bikes......