Clinton 2cycle Panther 500-300

She’s looks rough but she had an easy life. This was from an air mover used by the local volunteer FD. It looked way better when I stuck her in my shed 17 years ago. Maintenance book suggests between 60-70psi and she spot on 70, maybe 71 lol. Ran it for only a couple of minutes as I felt she was lean.
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I love old engines...

It's weird, when I was a kid I hated the term 2 middle age I was ok with that I'm old I hate it again....

Not sure why...
I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do with this engine, but it ran so well, I decided to give it the love she deserved. I ordered a complete gasket set with crank seals. Also, a pz 20 carburetor to try out, worse case scenario that can go on the HS40. While waiting for those I pulled the recoil to strip and rebuild, as well as the engine housing. So far so good. 782FD031-15FC-45E6-993F-48398F2B545E.jpeg F13B6F08-CA54-4905-81DE-4D8C9CCAAC9C.jpeg
Thank you!
I have the motor partially torn down. A set of NOS oem gaskets have arrived, but I’m still on the hunt for the crankcase seal on the pto side (ball bearing). I will be adding more photos as I move along, including modifying the Chikuni carb for the Clinton flange which I believe is the same as the Tecumseh.