It's been a while since I have been on here, but I figure this as good a place to start as any. My scout sat through the summer in the heat of Tucson. The battery died, and I have replaced it. I can get it to start right up with starter fluid and it will idle. But I can't get it start without the starter fluid. I think all the fuel evaporated out of the tank, so I have put 5 gallons of fresh fuel in the tank. The fuel filter is full of fuel, maybe even more than usual. I think the carb base gasket may have shrunk because the idle increases when I spray starter fluid around the base of the carb. I'll be checking the torque on the carb bolts asap, just wondering if anyone has any other ideas on things to look at. '77 Scout II 2210 carb. Thanks!