You know the old saying they just don't make them like they used too. I can attest to that being the truth. When I got my M35 about 8 years ago I also got an M109 radio truck with the gas engine. The guy said he had it for about 15 years but never heard it run. It had been sitting in the woods with no air cleaner so I figured the engine was toast but just for fun I decided to see if it would turn over and to my surprise it did. So I tossed a few battery's in it and put a hose on the fuel pump and primed the fuel pump. Again to my surprise the hand primer worked. A few pats of the gas and and it fired up like it was parked yesterday. I even drove it to where I parked it. Well that was almost 8 years ago. I was looking at it last week and thought I should see if that still runs. Two battery's, some gas in a can and the answer is a big yes. It got dark before I could take a picture of it but I'll take one tomorrow.