Originally Posted by chrisme
Wow, a lot of dis-assembly there, I never pull the studs or piston to change the jug gasket.
Also, what do you have smeared on the head, there?
That's High Temp Copper RTV. Was no biggie, didn't have to split the case at least. Only took about an hour to pull the jug, stamp an imprint for the new gasket, cut it, rtv it and slap it all back together. Ran like new again. It didn't want to idle, and after a new intake gasket and an o-ring in the carb, there was only one option left. (before having to split the case...) *phew!
Johnny, it sounds like you have your mag on backwards. They only go on one way eh... well, they'll go on backwards, but will backfire like crazy... there's only one proper way they go on