Fuel is fresh, running a fuel filter, and the carb and jetting should be clean and set up right, spent a lot of time over the summer figuring that out. Ran for a little while before this issue came up.
I can take a look at that seal, the only reason i wasnt sure if it was the clutch still or not was when everything is assembled, it still feels as if its hanging up a little. Without the rubber clutch in, everything spins freely, but when I get it all together and the c clip holding it in place it doesn’t spin as well as it did when it wasnt assembled.
I’ll take another crack at it here soon, but hey, at least its started, so thats a plus