Brand new motor came in to replace the one I exploded on the Stella last month. Should be up and running just in time for the weather to turn reliably poor in the northwest.
It’s SO CLEAN! I might actually have to clean the Stella before installing this.
Old motor for comparison. Leaked from the carb at some point and absolutely covered the assembly in road grime.
Part cost for rebuilding this one made buying an all new longblock the obvious choice, especially with all the wear done to bearings by the particles that ended up everywhere in the bottom end.