Just traded for 3 Expresses. 78,79, & 80. None of the 3 run, but are 90+% complete units.
I am working on 80 Express II first, got spark, 125 PSI compression after 5 crank/brake cycles, Good spark, new float needle, will sometime sputter but never really starts. I have cleaned the carb.
Looking for ideas, could bad carburetor gaskets cause this problem? I have ordered a carb gasket set from treats. I thought about checking timing.