"Put in new Autolite 437 plugs but flooded the engine too many times and in burning out plugs may have messed up the gaps
(will have to get tool to reset)"
You said you put in new plugs but you don't have a tool to reset.
I'm guessing that you mean you don't have a spark plug gap tool.
You should know that with brand new plugs right out of the box, the first thing you do is set the correct gap in them. It sound like you didn't even do that.
I prefer this type of wire gauge for plugs rather than a flat feeler gauge.