OK Update....sorry been awhile, i been busy with work and other stuff hadn't had a chance to. So filler cap replaced, found a clogged jet and bought a new rebuild kit...while carb off i cleaned it again. I reinstalled everything and set the pilot air screw to 2.5 turn...got it running but only on the choke and seems to want to sputter..take choke off or give it throttle it dies out. Any idea what im missing here? I've turned the pilot air screw 1 turn in and out, no different.
So i took a lil break to ease the frustration....i purchased a Haynes Manual and has helped a helluva alot, highly recommend...but long story short...i was fighting a losing battle til i discovered that the carbs were missing the needle jets the whole time. So i ordered 2 OEM jets and waiting to get here to install them.
No, i never noticed they weren't there....they don't come in any rebuild kit i looked at or the one i purchased. I knew i was over looking something cause nothing worked, but man was i glad when i purchased a Haynes service and repair manual, best $28 spent, now i know when and how to do maintence and repair on it.
Its been a long process but....got the carbs on, new throttle cable on....tank remounted....it fired up and runs perfect. Thanks for all the help, it was much needed and appreciated. I purchased it for $500 and got about $650-700 into it, so i don't think i did too bad. It was converted over to a sigle muffler..i may tackle that and go back to the duel exhaust, i like the look of dual exhaust..plus start looking for some newer plastic to replace the ones on it.