You guys are awesome- I appreciate the outpouring of advice.
My dad and I worked on these together- kind of our hobby. He was recently diagnosed with liver cancer, and I wanted to get this one going before Christmas to surprise him. We went in halves on this one and a '39 hand crank. The hand crank runs good. I'll try locating the autollite plugs and pull starting first. I had an old head working the carb over with me- I am getting good fuel and the mist from the petcocks. The plugs do get wet though, so it might be flooding out (but I don't really get the strong gas smell).
Hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving!