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With spark, oil, and coolant taken care of, the last hurdle was fuel. Heeding Cherveny's advice once more (and noting that still more insects were holed up in the severed fuel line shown here), we bypassed the entire old fuel delivery system (except the carb itself). Cherveny warns that even year-old gas starts to break down, leaving a varnish-type sludge that sticks to intake valve guides and causes the valves to stick open. The results can ruin an engine in a hurry.