Cosmetically everything is fine.
But , looks are deceiving...I believe I have some form of engine problem(s) . things I have done since receiving it:
I purchased it 3 years ago at an auction for $3.00
I've cleaned all built up grease and dirt from it(sos pad & simple green).
I have installed:
I put 2 new tubes and tires on it.
I have a new autolite 414 racing spark plug and
a new spark plug cover/connector
I put a new petcock/fuel valve and fuel line hose on it.
I have the fuel valve set to on.
I put about half a gallon of fuel in it.
Mixing ratio 4 oz. 2 stroke oil to 1 gal. gasoline as per a repair manuals rating for the motobecane 50V.
I tried pedal starting it, then I held the choke lever in and tried to pedal start it. Both times the engine shook real hard almost as if it were loose on the frame but it seems very tight to the frame. My guess is the former owners ran it till they killed it. Now how do I approach the engine problem?
Parts I have in case its an engine problem:
all new: gasket kit , piston rings, head gasket, air filter,
2 points, 1 used condenser. and an original Dealer toolkit.
Note: I have all this but only have general maintenance for engines in general. thank you for anytime alloted for your positive reply to this thread, Christian Hanner