The Rest of the Story . . .
I took the motor apart a little (four carbs area) and drained gas thru the top 3 carbs thru the screw near the bottom of each - pumped fresh gas after draining. Also took the idle valve or whatever it is called (Throttle valve??) and did not know there is a spring in there till it bounced off my chest. thought it hit the ground but could not find it till I finally found it under the engine housing but in the engine compartment - bout an hour of searching. Got that back together and then tried to fire it - nothing but a bunch of cranking. Pulled a plug and no gas smell in that area. So off to the auto parts store as someone suggested (I think Tony) starter fluid. Well auto parts guy said always use WD40 as it will lube the cylinder and provide enough octane or whatever to fire over. As I was about to leave without a purchase he questioned the kill switch as Kansas Basser did. I told him someone else mentioned that and I should probably look at that too. Got home and leaned over the kill switch and noticed it was set in OFF position. Well flipped that up to RUN and turned the key. What a sweet immediate rewarding sound to hear that engine fire over. I chuckled a bit , Well a lot and called it a day. Since then we have been really busy with the winter rush so it has not been in the yard yet for a real running.
Thanks for the learning from all and I truly did learn a bunch again.