Ok well, I can re-shim the valves to get correct clearences but I think I put it back together on the wronge stroke. Here's the symtomes(spelling?), It takes about 3-5 kicks when its cold to get it started and even more if I had ran the gas out of the carb on a previous run. The problem is, when the engine is fully warmed up it likes to stall, and when I try to start it, I can sometimes kick 2-3 strokes before getting to the TDC compression stroke. What I need help with is, how many strokes do I turn back or foward to get things back on track? Sorry if it doesnt make any sense. I need to know soon too, I have practice on saturday and sunday.