Yesterday I cleaned up a spring from another engine and was going to install it in the clipper. The rope that was in the Klipper's starter was way too thick and so was the somewhat smaller rope I have on hand. The original rope must have swelled as I do not see how it could have been installed.
Today I tried to get the lid off the gas tank. It seems the filler neck is turning instead of the cap. I will try cooking it at a low temperature so as not to remove the paint. But not today.
Thinking about ways to get that cap off. Maybe start with the rocks and acetone and turn it to get acetone into the cap while it rests.