In Reply to: starting problem follow up posted by MikeB on December 21, 1999 at 09:53:20:
The wire running from the carb to the coil? Is that the wire you speak of? Perhaps you have it hooked up too the wrong tab on the coil. On my weber this wire powers a device to prevent run-on when the motor is turned off. I am unsure how it operates (with juice the fuel flows, or not?).
Let me know what you think. Maybe I'm way off on this but it might be possible to just barely get it running with that portion of the carb disabled by this wire.
Just a guess..