Well I was unable to get my Mariner which has been sitting for a few years started presumably because the lower carb is flooding and steaming gas out a small brass port hole shown in the upper right in the front. (not sure what this port is??) I'm assuming the float is not working or a needle not seating properly. Anyway the carb will have to come off. Question is how do I get access to the mounting nuts on the starter side? Do i need to remove the starter if so how do I do that? Attached are pictures of the car and starter.
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