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72 510 with carb issues. Getting gas to th4e bowl but not getting it into the barels and into the engine. Engine fires when I put gas down the carb and quits as soon as that gas is gone. Taking the carb off now and going to soak it is carb bath and reassemble. Cant see what is stopping the gas from going to the engine.

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