My neighbor Jim came over and taught me how to do a compression test, and we concluded that the motor needs rings at a minimum.
There’s a maladjusted valve rocker in there somewhere.
The coil’s ignition post is stripped and it’s become inconsistent in delivering current. I have a new Flamethrower coil and I need to put that in there.
The bed needs to go back on, but I need to deal with the fuel filler hose at the same time.
In the past month I’ve built a 16’ x 16’ fenced garden for my wife, and adopted 8-week-old puppies. That’s cut into my truck time.