Don't know how it was stored, because it was a "barn find" at my local small engine shop when I needed some supplies.
I opened up the gap on the plug to 3/8th, and the spark jumped it. Rule out spark.
It does fail the "lift up on the recoil handle and see if it stops comming out at the compression stroke" method. Yes, it's very unprofessional but I don't have a compression tester.
It did not fire with the "Seafoam in the spark plug hole", and it did not fire with "pre-mix in the plug hole"method. Tomorrow it might get the "starting ether" methiod.
Leads me to beleive that it's a compression problem, but first the carb will come apart for a cleaning.
But, the piston kit is $35.00, so it's not a budget breaker. If I get him running, I'll be looking for a vacuum attachment kit for him.
Last edited by milliesdad; 11-16-2013 at 04:41 PM.