I don't think the grill is cut. Might be hard to access the idle screw but the main jet is still plenty accessible.It's a fire hazard waiting to happen that close to the carb. How did the PO expect to adjust the carb with a hot exhaust pipe wrapped around it?
Why on earth did he cut up the grill?
I see he's got the aux hydraulics wrapped around up to the front. Also converted to solid state ignition.