Ok, take that back, it was only running rough because I did not put the spark plug wire back on one side. HAHA, with both plugs firing it runs just fine. The ground wire (x2) I removed as you asked, looks like one traces back to the ignition switch (key) and the other goes to an oil/water pressure bypass switch. On this unit the switch is used to start the engine. Hold the switch over while starting to bypass oil and water pressure until it builds up.
As it sits right now, it seems as if I could go clean some carpets and make a few bucks, but obviously there is still something wrong.