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Motor not starting

Yes the brown color is just from the exhaust tube! I would recheck to make sure you have good spark. With gas and spark you should get a hint of a cough at least. I would focus on spark.
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If all the above suggestions fail, I might try starting fluid instead of fuel/oil mix in carb. Had an evinrude from the 60s that would only start that way, but started reliably at that.

Lastly, carb overhauls and adjustments almost require an artisan's hand to get right. I'm pretty handy with a wrench, but punt that job to a shop. Saves a lot of headache.

good luck, and always remember, its an inanimate object....not a living being determined to taunt and frustrate you with superhuman powers.
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If you have fuel coming out the exhaust, I would guess the engine was flooded, too much choke. Sometimes a spart plug has deposits on it that short out the spark if the electrode gets wet with oil and fuel. If you pushed the choke back in, replaced that spark plug, and given another few pulls, I think it probably would have started. So, change the spark plug, go to full choke, pull her through five times, put the choke back in half way and see if it will start
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