And just like that it starts!
The clutch cable was too short. Ill get a new one tomorrow.
I removed the cable, put a little pre mix in the spark plug hole kicked it maybe twice and just like that it started. Idles nicely.
By the way. Hes selling that van short. Any of us old timers either had a van like that or wanted one. I was too young to drive then but I would see the ads for them and think "these guys are on to something!" It's a real survivor. I'd be proud to stumble out of in in a giant cloud of smoke any time.