It’s almost 3am and I finally called it a day. Running since 8am.
The CA gave me a final surprise as I prepped it to run. Here’s what I found after removing the oil filter:
How on earth do you get that much water in the oil? So the filter base had to be removed, and passages cleaned out. It was as if someone had pumped tar into the port. But it cleaned up and finally flowed oil.
So after trying to start, I tore down the carb and found a plugged jet. At 2:30 am, she finally came to life. Still needs tuning, and the proper wires, but here it is: