First time poster here.
Okay, here's the deal. I have a hobbit that my gf's parents gave me. They said it has been sitting longer than I have been alive (I'm 23). Looking through some of the pictures here, it looks like it is a '78. There doesn't seem to be any rust on it at all. But it is really dirty (been sitting in their dirt floor basement). Anyway, I decided I would start by cleaning the carb really well. By the time I was done, I had the whole motor off because it seemed there was no other way to get to the carb. I got the carb off and opened up the float bowl and it looked like the inside of a cave! There is about a 1/8th inch layer of varnished gas covering everything inside the carb. I let it soak in carb cleaner and degreaser overnight and then let it sit in ATF for about 5 hours. I went back to it and a lot of the varnished gas had loosened up and I was able to clean a good bit of it. So then, I went and tried to get the main jet out. That was a PITA all by itself, but I finally got it out. I was using a sewing needle and a hammer trying to get all of the crud out but to no avail. I finally sprayed some gasket remover on it and let it set for a few minutes and eventually got through it with the needle. I think I also got most of the gunk out of the float bowl and the rest of the path that the main jet takes.
Is there anything that I am missing? I am warry about taking out any of the screws (idle, air mixure) because I'm afraid I'll never get it running right if I do.
Next I am going to go through the rest of the fuel system. It looks like someone took the fuel valve off and ran the fuel line straight to the carb with no valve. I am going to try to take the valve off my peugeot and put it on the hobbit. Think it will work? Also, one of the pedals is missing. I was going to take the pedal crank off and put one of the peugeot's on but I couldn't get it off. I might end up cutting it off.
I hoping to at least see if I can get this thing running with in a couple of weeks.
I am open to any suggestions and will probably be coming here a lot looking for help. I'm really excited about getting this thing running! Talk to ya soon! Travis