Fired up PROJECT-S today!
First there was something in the float needle (old fuel hose I suspect) that held the needle open and allowed gas to stream out onto the ground.
Fixed that; then with full choke I thumbed the starter... she spun but no fire. Turned the choke off, added a little throttle to clear her out, thumbed the starter, Voila, SHE'S ALIVE!!!
Set the throttle stop to high idle and after a minute she settled into a nice idle.
What! GEN light (green) is on!? Put the volt meter on the battery, 12.8v at idle, 14.2 at 3500 RPM. She's charging... will figure that out later.
Pipes turned a nice shade of blue... Some smoke from the cleaners I had used... All in all she's happy to be alive once again.