So my father in law gave me an old outboard he had sitting in his basement for the last 6 years. Nice of him! I put it on a barrel, hooked up the gas, (new tank and lines), and after 3 pulls it started up, but was obviously running rough.
Cleaned and rebuilt the carb to see if it would help get it running a little smoother, and it did, but on full throttle only. When I release the throttle and even slowly try to bring it to idle, the engine stalls. Sounds like somebody unplugged it
Also, to get it started, requires immediate throttle when if fires.
Any ideas? Where should I start? My hunch tells me its power/coils/points/timing issue.... of which i am completely lost on..