I was getting a little tired trying to determine the “proper” fix for this mixture issue. Taking the advice from a friend, and more importantly, someone I trust when it comes to maintenance things like this, I’ve elected that for now, I will just hard-wire the mixture full rich so at least I can get back in the air.
It’s amazing how once the decision is made, things fall in line pretty quickly. After busting a knuckle or two getting the linkage removed, the safety wiring went smoothly and I have a running engine. As long as I stick to the lower altitudes where I typically run full rich anyway, I’m hoping for a full summer of flying ahead of us.