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Hi Curtis, after a bunch of attempts I got it to fire and run for about 10 seconds. I also tried with a quick spray of brake cleaner as starting help and that may have helped it to start the first time.
It didn't run for at least 4 years, back then it was the same issue and that is why I didn't use it since.
I don't have the equipment to check compression.
I think I need to make sure the speed adjustment is working right first and then retry this...
I will clean the carb. Fuel is definitely getting to it as after a prolonged start attempt it's gushing out from the top when the fuel pump runs.