Well...I did some reading...and NO way...do I want to pull the fuel tank. According to the instructions...they say to pull the motor?!?!
The tank comes out the bottom...and does not pull upwards. So...that is off my list...unless absolutely necessary.
The fuel petcock can be replaced with fuel tank in place!
Some good news out of this...I was able to verify the fuel petcock is functioning normally as intended. I verified this during the process of draining the fuel tank. Turn it to 'ON' and 'RES' position...and no fuel comes out. Put it to 'PRI'...and out comes the fuel. So...it's really just the gasket that needs replacing. But...I am replacing the entire petcock with OEM new. I'll either keep this as a spare...or sell on the Bay! Pretty cool...
Removed the carb yesterday (tight space)...but have not torn it down yet. Still waiting for carb rebuild parts. Hoping to have carb done by next weekend.
...more to come...with Project KING!