Thanks for the help. I"ve changed my focus to the ignition. Replaced the plugs today and issue with the starter is now only intermittent - but still doesn"t run.
On a fluke, I had pulled the #4 sparkplug out to check the spark and when I cranked it started and ran on three cylinders. Didn"t run well, but ran.
I replaced the plug -it didn"t run. I left the plug in disconnected - it didn"t run.
Removed the plug again and it started.
Tried removing the #3 plug and it ran for about 10 seconds much rougher than with the #4 plug out.
Verified that plug wire are in correct order 1-2-4-3.
I"m convinced that I"m getting closer, but have no idea what this all means?????