Yea I know the welds are poopy, I'm no good at sheet metal with my 120V mig. I hit all the seams with a torch and wire wheel for prep. The beginning of the header was tougher because it was pretty pitted to begin with. Oh well, it's all together now and it'll be painted later.
I got it 'running' this morning. Very reluctant to start, wouldn't idle without some throttle, and didn't want to clear out when opened up.
Seems like the timing is wonky. I suspect the stator timing isn't playing nice with the mb5 cdi box. Today I'm going to swap it out with the blaster box and see if that works.