I found a spare carburetor and pulled the top off of it-it's going to soak overnight to get cleaned up and then we're going to swap it out with the one on the car-hoping that this is the last real issue with regard to the engine. My parts hoarding comes to the rescue once again. I had extra parts and a gasket kit at the ready for the re-installation.
I started cleaning the spindles but only managed to get one done before Jim arrived. I'll have to wait until next weekend before I can get back into them again.
I also discovered some oddities with the under dash wiring so it feels like I'm going to have to find some heat shrink to cover the exposed spade connectors. I could swear I heard a wire sizzle but I didn't see anything upon inspection. Maybe this can be a Winter project and I'll swap the fuse panel for a 12 pole while I've got it all apart. I can also properly install the headlight relay and pull the random wire I've got in place for the push button assembly that's no longer being used. I'm hoping that there's a limit to the under dash electrical gremlins
It's supposed to snow