Originally Posted by T-bucket23
The first thing you need to do is get rid of that fuel and change the filters. Check the operation of the choke to make sure it is opening.
I would not introduce anything new that is unknown.
If you are absolutely sure the other carburetor is good then maybe.
Is the choke operating correctly, the other very useful tool is a vacuum gauge.
Got it. The carb swap is, of course, a secondary issue at this point, but something that is nagging me all the same. But I will stay focused!
The other carb was rebuilt according to the previous owner, but I am not 100% sure.
Will post results on the filter swap, choke operation, and vacuum reading as soon as I can.
Thanks for keeping me on track Sir!