I took it in this morning, and the "silent" mechanic gave it a shot. In
about two minutes he had it running. I asked him what he did. Two pushes
on the rubber ball to prime it, and set it to Choke. I think it took him
about 10-12 pulls to get it to life. I said I often start with Run. He
said again use Choke.
I got home and did exactly what he did. Nothing after about 15 pulls, so
I switched to Run and with about 8 pulls it was running.
I think my problem is that after I've about gotten to 15-20 strokes, I
prime about 5-6 times, according to the number in the book. I may be
flooding it. I guess that's detected by the pull getting jerky.
30 minutes latter I had chopped down 3' dense weeds in my wife's 20x20
garden, and knocked off about 15 minutes worth of other scattered weeds
around the property. Mission accomplished.