Thank you all so much!
I really appreciate the helpful input. You all bring valid points to the table.
I do love how the Webra 1.20 runs. Great Engine. No fuss, no BS and it just starts and runs and runs and runs. It also has A LOT of power for it's size and weight.
I have bitten the Bullet, however. I was able to trade my Saito 180 for a NIB DLE30, and I also have a Tartan Super 77 (44cc) Gas twin on it's way (got it for a steal of a deal). Things that I am afraid of -
I am certainly a part time flyer, but I do see the trend of flying increasing for me, because daylight after work is increasing. Even now, after work, with that excellent running Webra 120, it is not uncommon for me to go through a half gallon - that is in roughly 2-2.5 hours @ the field, not including setup/teardown time and general 'How are you?' antics.
I do, however, plan on keeping the Webra - I may put it ona much smaller airframe and use it to create a monster - a life well deserved by a great running engine. I may even acquire another (as part of another deal) which apparently runs equally as well. I am thinking about putting this engine on a .60 spitfire, which really should haul some serious *****. I will be installing a 24 ounce tank for some sort of run time...
Here are my fears going into Gas.
I see people futzing with their Gas engines all the time. Eventually they get their engines running right, but that to me is time that I'd rather be flying. I am NOT opposed to learning, as that is a goal of mine out of all this. I may find that I just learn to set the engine up, and leave it alone as many have said both here on RCU and on other sites (not dup posting, just reading other threads). My hope is that I have out of these 2 engines an engine with just as much power, if not more, and speed as my Webra. Amazing, as it really does seem that the Webra 1.20 (20cc) still competes in the power department with today's 30cc gassers.
The simplicity of the glow carburetors is amazing compared to the pumping Walbro/DLE carbs of today that seem to be very sensitive to micro particles. I have also noted that fuel systems are a bit more picky on gassers than they are on glow engines.
Thanks again to everyone! Putting this all in one place for me helps to ease this transition, since in the recent past I have ditched everything essentially that I was not attached to. I try not to keep too much crap around