Originally Posted by crassius
if you are still leaking fuel, then your float is stuck, or has sunk, or is adjusted too high - it not only will not start that way, but will usually fill your motor with fuel so that after fixing the float, you'll still need to blow out the motor
all-in-all a simple problem easy to fix
search here for 'float level'
Ah, the tang is what I was referring to when I said the part in the carb that was stuck. I'll give that a shot tomorrow, and let you know. Thanks!