Yowwwwwwwwwww. I thought there was something wrong with my mileage at 8mpg.
Perhaps that is why there is black soot in the tailpipe. I did some checking on the carb and found the 2 screws in front to be turned out 4 full turns.
I set them at 1 1/2 out, but have yet to check to see if there is any difference. Does seem to idle smoother BUT it is dead of winter here and the chock is shut.
Thank you for the info. Also, if gas is mixing with the oil, that may explain some oil consumption.
Thanks again to all of you, Richard