Well, it's going to live.
Checked the oil. Checked for spark. Put a new fuel shut off valve, filter,
and fuel line on. A bit of gas in the tank, and opened the valve. gas came
pouring out of the carb, so I figured I needed to clean up the inlet needle
and seat. Guess what, there was no needle in there. I found something in
my junk bin, that stopped the flood, and it fired and ran on the 3rd pull.
I then found a belt, and fiddled a bit with the pulleys. All the gears are
working, so I took it for a walk around the yard.
The thread in the body of the carb, that the main jet gland nut threads
into is stripped. Any suggestions, on how to fix that? Right now I've
got it stuck in there with "Seal All".