This is over due for a update I took the engine apart and the rod on the mag side is junk bearing completely gone I also found that the nut for the mag had been put on with jb weld the threads on the crank are smoked the stator was also loose. This engine is in pretty rough shape the only parts salvageable is the stator, mag, coil, cdi, carbs, pto cylinder, and piston. I'm on the fence on what engine I could put in this or maybe just part it out not sure yet. I did get both clutches cleaned up , cleaned up both carbs , cleaned up the exhaust and took the chain case cover off to take a look in there all seamed good so I put the cover back on and put some atf in there and it hasn't leaked so I got that going for me.
Here's where I'm at as of now for picking a engine I have a few options really wanted a FA engine but also considering FC engine which in reality would be more practical there is more LC engines on
FB market place in my area but I would rather get a 440 or 500 fan cooled cat engine or the original 500 free air cat engine I need to call the salvage yard up north to see what they have. I'll try to post some pics of the carbs they cleaned up really good.