i believe the float needle is working. it moved when i played with the float upon taking apart and cleaning the carb.
so it never even had a gas tank when i bought it. not sure how many years its been since it was running. the carb was seized. i may have had the choke on and tried kicking it quite a few times before i ultimately tried roll starting it.
it puttered pretty good and almost sounded like it wanted to fire.
could the quality of spark be an issue?
i considered replacing the plug, but i saw spark when testing it, so figured it would be fine.
i'm gonna replace the plug and then try roll starting it tomorrow.
would the ignition coil, (for lack of a better term...maybe that's accurate) need to be replaced? due to lack of quality spark firing?
would taking the air filter off help, or matter?
(first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win)