Re: Issues with my first installation
First all slow down, relax. Read some threads. Your problems are not unique.
Junster nailed it. Remove the front derailleur. It's just not necessary. The engine should fit and sit with carb relatively level to the plane of your garage floor. While I revile the bolt-on sprocket and distasteful left chain and tensioner, they can be made to work. Plenty of posts and pictures to view. Getting it eyeball straight is important.
Location matters because there just might be someone in your area who can help.