So it was a nice day here yesterday so I figured I would get back on the kids 28 scout while he is away. It has been sitting for years and I got it to at least run last fall altho not very well. The layup over the winter didn't cure the ills and here is the problem. It has a mag, and will start easy. Once it starts running any adjustment on the carb doesn't seem to do anything. It sputters and coughs raw gas out the carb no matter what I do. Is this a float problem? It also puffs black smoke at every fire of the plugs and won't run over an idle. It will start on one or two kicks just won't run for a damn. I did take the carb apart and cleaned everything out last fall and will do it again if needed. It does have a brass float in it now and I do have a nitryl one here to change it with. Is that the first place to go???