Did you replace all the fuel lines and clean out the fuel pump good? Maybe drain the fuel tank and clean it good also it just sounds like you need to
Pretty weird happenings! Hard to say exactly what your problem might be... possibly dirt, debris, deteriortion within the fuel hose, something of that
You needed a break anyway.
We knew you could do it!
Didn't want to start at first,,,then I put a spray of starting fluid to it started right up,,as long as id hit it with the spray it would purrrrr like