Sounds like the inlet needle is not seating properly allowing it to flood. Could be caused by stiff diaphragm, or dirt, or a worn needle tip. Could also be the main nozzle check valve (if it has one).
Prolly better for ya to just replace the carb.
It ain't rocket science!
'Course if yer house has more wheels than yer truck...
" Old age ain't for sissies "