Just now fired up the Little Mistress, aka project knucklebolt, for the first time. Was doing the wiring, got the ignition done, and thought, what the hell?
Poured some gas in the tank, just a little at a time in case there were any leaks. NO leaks. So I put in some more. Turned on the gas, and the carb (Bendix) did not even leak or flood. Bonus! So I turned on the ignition and started kicking.
She wanted to fire at first, but kept kicking back on me so I figured she was a bit too advanced. I have a 45 mechanical advance circuit breaker. So, turned her just a bit clockwise, and KA-BAM! She fired up and ran almost like a champ for a few minutes.
Shut her down, checked the oil, looked for any other leaks, and she fired right up again. Once it warmed up it ran great, every bit like a champ, throttle response is great. That engine wants to run. Then all the fresh paint and grease and oil started cooking off...she got nice and hot. Nothing like grease, oil, and paint cooking and smoking off a fresh rebuilt engine. !!!
And what a sound. The little Mistress sings a beautiful bass line....I mean...she sounds GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD. I mean, it sounded damn good.
Okay....I'm prouder than a game rooster. Just had to "share" that.