Well used lawn mower-push type:
I got 3 well used mowers today-owner sez they will run. HMMM
He also said-the one with the 3hp Tecumseh swallowed a silk stocking thru the carb! Said they didn't have the air filter, so they stretched the stocking over the intake of the carb, started 'er up, and whoosh--the silk stocking was sucked into the engine! Brainy, at least.?.
So, today i gave it a shot of ether and it started and ran-momentarily. So, gas into tank, choked it, and it started and ran about 10 seconds. HMMM. tomorrow is another day, but, i ain't found the silk stocking nor any remnants of it. Maybe it'll run. hopefully. Oh, i did remove the cylinder head--no sign--and i did clean the little carb bolt holes.