Thank you both for your help and interest. On a hunch, I put a phenolic heat plate under the carb and cruised the neighborhood until temp hit 200. Pulled into my driveway just in case of "no start" shut it down and let it sit until temp hit 220. Started right up no issues. (even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while) I suspected fuel percolation but had put that down the list for usual suspects. Motor is strong, Battery is new, compression is great and with the TH350, I have to ease into it so as to Not get rubber in second which my neighbors have informed me is irritating to their Gen X lifestyle. The solenoid will be replaced soon to cure the intermittent click situation but everything else is great. Again, thank you for your help and taking the time to answer.