Well, I went out this morning and put the motor in a barrel so I could see if the water pump worked. I cleaned it last week. I flooded the engine right off. Took out plugs, closed petcock valve, and pulled 8 times. II put the plugs back in and tried to start the motor with the carb set on fast and the armature handle over the carb in the center. It sputtered a few times no more than a couple seconds. I took the plugs out and changed gap to 20. Someone told me to set the gap to 30. With the petcock valve off I pulled 8 or 9 times and it ran a few seconds each time. I opened the petcock valve and after a couple of pulls it started. Had needle valve 1/2 turn out. Seems to run rough at slow speeds. It backfired a couple of times also. Good news is the water pump works. Now I just need to play around with this motor until I learn how to operate it. Here is a link to video of it running today. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000043664975
Thanks again for all the help
When you have it on the boat and run it for the
first time you will be experiencing exactly what the
original owner did the first time he ran it 94 years
ago. As close as you can get to going back in time.