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Do you know if there was gas left inside your fuel tank, over the years, when your engine was not in use?
Your float is very likely sticking, and your fuel is flooding, and flowing through your primer button hole. The check valve for your primer likely sticking as well, due to your carburetor being out of use, over the years.
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I would pull the carburetor. Your carburetor will need to be cleaned thoroughly, and rebuilt, or replaced. Over the course of a few years, contaminated fuel will literally destroy a carburetor. first remove your fuel bowl. If you notice some white residue, it may be best to replace your carburetor.
Hello Vaughn. This just a follow up, to see what your findings were. Thanks!