Check the fuel pressure then comeback with readings we start here
April, 8, 2009 AT 1:20 PM
Let's see. You dumped gas in the carb, it started and ran for a few seconds, ... So you changed the coil? Do you know what the coil does?
The gas evaporated out of the float bowl in the carburetor from sitting. The engine has to run for the fuel pump to bring fuel from the tank to the carburetor. Just keep pouring small amounts of fuel into the air intake. The engine will run for a few seconds each time you do that. Eventually, the fuel from the tank will get there and it will stay running.