Hey guys thanks again for the help. I put the rope back in the garage for now!!
I’ll try ordering a new line to see if that helps. george i think you were saying that the motor might still run good even though the thrust bearings might be bad?
I hate to pull this engine again to work on the PP or new clutch issue. To go the the 8 inch i would need to change out the Flywheel to the older model?