Thanks for the advice. I did confirm this morning that gravity is indeed working well here and when the hose is disconnected from the carb end fuel flows out freely. I am a bit apprehensive about going too far into the carb but maybe I will give it a shot (you have to learn some time). If I can’t get things going, a co-worker’s husband is a small engine repair guy and I assume he can deal with cleaning the carb up. By the way, I have been adding oil into the cylinders for at least a bit of lubricant when trying the ether, but it is clear that there is no fuel making it through the carb so the starting fluid is not really needed any more since I have confirmed that it is a fuel and not a spark issue.