Recommendations on steps to take to get it running again. Don't want to spend money until I know I can get the engine running. It was running when I stopped using it 33 years ago, but put it away wet and never touched it.
- tried to start just to see what I am dealing with and extremely difficult to get a crank. what should I do before doing this?
- looks like i need to replace the petcock as there is gunk in tank - vinegar in now and will go to evaporust/acid once i know it'll turn over
- carb looks good and was not connected to fuel line while stored
- not sure why there is lots of grease near carb, front of engine, where the covers come together. gasket? it used to run fine. i guess i was that much of an idiot in those days, but don't remember ever seeing smoke coming out of the engine or anything like that.