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Hey there Rookie!
It sounds as you have a wise buddy there - Get the old girl running and then start fixing things one point at a time (How about that for a pun!)

On that carb - use a temporary gas tank (to the carb) and then drop a squirt of engine oil (or Marvel Mystery Oil) into each cylinder ('cause 7 - 10 years is a long time without oil in those cylinders). Find a way to turn her over and carefully check for a 1/4" blue spark for each cylinder. If you can get her running then after that the fuel system is a great place to start cleaning and bringing things up to snuff.

The Ford FO-4 reprinted shop manual will help a lot and you can get it on line or from TSC or other farm stores.

Since the fuel tank sounds really good then start with the sediment bowl and go all the way to the carb. If the carb is nasty then carefully clean it like the old Drill Instructor would have liked and tune it up like new. (one in-fuel screen going into the sediment bowl and one screen just going into the carb.) Your new shop manual will be a good thing to use.

--- however --- as to even thinking of ordering a Chinesium replacement - may I suggest you deeply scratch that option right off the list. Beware the BAD JuJu on those retro-engineered pieces of XXXX (shiny aluminum). Do yourself a great service in doing what you can to get the old one back up and running.

Other things will manifest themselves as you go along but ONLY FIX ONE THING AT A TIME. Life will be better that way.

Ask away if you get stuck - We're all happy to help here.

Joe and Sally (1940 9N sn: 13030)
 

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I started out with a heated Harbour Freight Ultra Sonic unit and it is still kicking (right next to the all grown up one from the net,)
There is a technique that might help you:
Get an old plastic drink bottle that will fit into the cleaner (like a 2 liter water bottle) and cut the top off it to fit the height of the "Vib-o-Chamber" (be sure it holds all those old carb parts). Take the cleaning "stuff" of choice and put it in with the carb parts. Put the cut jug into the Ultrasonic cleaner and add hot water to cover the parts (to working height). Add just clear, hot water to the surrounding cleaning tank to the level of the fluid in the cut jug. COMMENCE THE CLEANING!
When done, drain just the clear, surrounding water and dispose of it. Save the cut jug and the cleaning fluid inside it for the next project. Only replace cut jug fluid when needed. 馃檪 - Joe -
 

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I started out with a heated Harbour Freight Ultra Sonic unit and it is still kicking (right next to the all grown up one from the net,)
There is a technique that might help you:
Get an old plastic drink bottle that will fit into the cleaner (like a 2 liter water bottle) and cut the top off it to fit the height of the "Vib-o-Chamber" (be sure it holds all those old carb parts). Take the cleaning "stuff" of choice and put it in with the carb parts. Put the cut jug into the Ultrasonic cleaner and add hot water to cover the parts (to working height). Add just clear, hot water to the surrounding cleaning tank to the level of the fluid in the cut jug. COMMENCE THE CLEANING!
When done, drain just the clear, surrounding water and dispose of it. Save the cut jug and the cleaning fluid for the next project. Only replace cut jug fluid when needed. 馃檪 - Joe -
 
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