He's a runner again. I pulled both carb tops, filled the bowls with gas, swapped to a later style fuel pump (with the check valve) and the car angrily started up. Took a few minutes to warm up but ran and idled okay. I do need to get the carbs tuned better and snug up a few front end parts before I can call it done though. I have a call into the local carb master - hoping that I can get into his shop soon. I'd heard from another local guy that he's going to retire soon...fingers crossed, I'll get it in before that!
If I can't get the car over to the carburetor dude this week, I may take another crack at the doors...if I don't distract myself with installing relays for the headlights, horn and fog lights before I can get into the doors. I'll at least dig into the horn relay because it would be nice to have a functional horn.