It runs! More later
For those interested it turned out to be pretty simple. Most of the time was spent hunting down a 6v battery in the local area.
We hit it with 12v for a quick test and the starter worked. Checked the plugs and we had spark.
We disassembled the carb and cleaned it out as best we could, rigged up a temporary fuel supply (16oz bottle and a hose) and found the aforementioned 6v battery and a new ignition switch (so we could stop electrocuting Chris when he crossed the wires to start it) and it fired right up.
A little fiddling with the choke and she ran, nuttin more to it.
Brakes are gone but the e-brake worked good so those of you who saw us out and about may have noticed the 2 man driving technique, one to drive one to brake.
We never drove it out of first gear so I can give no real driving impressions. It was fun, albeit primative, and it seemed to like bombing through the mud puddles alot. As one of the judges riding with us pointed out (sorry I was so focused on not crashing I didnt even see which one of you jumped in the back seat there) the dirt/mud roads around the infield are probably the conditions to which it was accustomed.
And to the team who had to follow us around sucking our exhaust fumes as a penalty, thanks for being good sports guys!
OTTER: "I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part."
BLUTO: "We're just the guys to do it."