I had a little more time after dinner tonight, so I thought I would bolt back down the parking brake plate. Nothing is ever simple. I forgot that the parking brake release was stuck, so that took a while to work it loose. As another example of how everything is broken on this car, here is the parking brake light switch. Frozen solid. I tried everything to work it loose, but no dice. Just need to go get a push button switch that it push off. Getting there! Finally, I pulled on my choke cable tonight, and this happened. I kinda knew I needed one, but did not expect this. Go get a universal one for a lawn mower tomorrow.