Re: first build
Yeah, that will give you a oh *&^% moment!
The good news is that the sprocket, clutch and crankshaft gear are all located by a soft metal key.... for this exact reason. If anything in the drive line locks up unexpectedly the soft keys are designed to shear rather than have something strip or snap.
"It's a chinagirl. It's a sometimes fun little engine that often will break your heart. It's disposable.
Does not come with a fortune cookie."