Finally had a chance to take my MF1655 for a run after sitting for over a week. Low and behold , I think I found my problem with losing prime while sittingh around. The vacuum hose from the engine block to fuel pump was quite loose. Put a hose clamp on it and now gas is right there. She took right off and I did some mowing and clearing brush at thye lower end of our place. Also charges good with the new regulator so very happy. Have a great day and stay safe. Will try to put up some shots of her asap.