Engines from that era were pretty simple beasts. I would start with the basics. Check that you are getting fuel and spark. I'm not sure about that model but most of them didn't have any kind of safety interlocks or switches that would short out and prevent it from starting. Did the prevous owner have it running recently? What caused him to give it away?
Stupidity is exasperating. Willful ignorance is bulletproof.
Having government manage your health care is like having Michael Vick watch your dog.
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