Got if firing over a little - only when pushing it.
tried many times and each time it was sounding a bit better, 1 pop, 2 pops, 5 pops
figured it responded best with full choke but no throttle.
after about 12 pushes all in all, i got it idling, but dies as soon as any throttle was applied.
at this point it then responded to the starter starting it.
I let it idle for 5 minutes, gradually testing to see if choke could go back in, and eventually yes and then it responded to throttle.