found out that thyristor works (whew!). cleaned stator, installed plug wire,have spark.
got it to run on aux. tank. not well. will rebuld carb while i wait for vlado to send me petcock, and for my tires to come in.
what a score this is turning out to be.
picked up a yellow 78 honda p50II hobbit for 10 dollars today. it's all there and turns over.
live is good in mopedland, AZ.