I ordered all the parts today to do the rings and head gaskets. It runs like garbage, however, I did get it the issue with the carb to clear up. I took the carb apart and found a black rope like thing in the bowl area...no bigger than the tip of a pencil. I blew the carb out and put it back together and ran it and it still ran like crap, better but not great and still needed the choke. Mind you I have a brand new fuel pump on it and verified that it is pumping fuel and blew the lines out as well when I had the carb apart. I noticed that while it was running it would run the fuel filter almost completely out of fuel. I put a smaller fuel filter on and it fixed the issue with needing the choke to keep it running. However, the motor does need to be rebuilt and that's what I'll be doing next week. Anything you guys recommend to look for while I have the motor apart...or anything I should replace? I'm doing all the gaskets as well while the engine is apart. I appreciate all the help so far guys!