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Starter turns but will not start engine

For some months now when starting from cold, before turning the key, the throttle/gas pedal needed to have some boot to free it. Then evrything OK.
The car refuses to start now and I noted that the throttle/gas pedal was not stiff before attempting to start. I suspect something amiss inside the carb. The connecting pedal to carb cable is OK as I can see it moving on the carb. There is a strong smell of petrol/gas.
Any help appreciated

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Choke stuck open ..dumping fuel..you need to find linkage at cable /carb area and reconnect /lube/replace

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