Update.... Question answered here
Finally got money for the parts, got them ordered and they are here!! I'm in the process of wiping down all the parts with an oiled rag. Theres one problem... I'm pretty sure there are metal shavings in the ball bearings of the crank shaft case... I stuck my finger int he hole and turned the bearings manually, I can feel them hitching on something. I'm just not sure how to get them out of there so I can check the bearings then replace or re-grease them, which ever is necessary. I am searching the forums for an answer now... but if any one can chime in that would be greatly welcome.