So I ended up with a much nicer and higher end carb than I planned on. Stopped in at my buddy's shop, and he hands me a late model CV carb he had lying around. Damned near perfect shape. Seems a shame to cut it up but it was for one of those cheap Chinese scooter and the air cut off was bad. Couldn't get the part so the customer opted to replace the whole carb.
Anyway, as much as I agree that the mower carb would probably be better, we're going to go with this.
On an unrelated note, damned guy had a pretty nice 1984 Yamaha FJ1100 sitting in the shop he had just picked up from someone needing cash now. One of my favorite bikes. 27k miles, 4 into 1 V&H pipe, etc and runs like a champ. Leaking fork seal and a broken front fender. Told me he would take $1500. Thank god I didn't have the cash or I would have been bringing home a CV carb AND an FJ1100.
Someone needs to buy that thing and get it out of my sight.
It's no mistake that the word "silent" and the word "listen" contain the same letters.