Pumpkin is feeling better these days. I think she was being tormented by fleas as the warm weather came on, because we treated her with Advantage II and she seems much better.

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The Vespa continues to vex me. I pulled the airbox open and pulled the filter and it was NASTY. However, even with no filter, it does not start. I am going to test spark today, but I think it will be fine. I think I have a carb problem. Everything that should go to it is going to it. Everything seems to come back there. I believe the carb is original, and after 17 years, this is the time they typically fail. I had to replace the float needle assembly a couple of years ago, and this is suspiciously familiar.

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I am going to clean it this afternoon to try and get it started. If that works, I will order a new carb anyway, because it is probably time. I could rebuild it (parts are readily available), but why?

Pumpkin thanks you for your time.