Vintage marine Kohler 4k won’t fully start

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I need help! I have a 1965 Chris Craft with a 4k Kohler gen set. She used to fire right up but now she turns over and starts but not all the way. Meaning she revs up like it about to fully engage but then dies down to an idle then revs up again. This continues until the over ride kills the motor.
I then have to wait a few minutes to push the rest set button. I pulled the carb and cleaned out the bowl. Checked the lines etc. Still have the same problem. Any ideas?
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I'm not terribly familiar with Kohler stuff, but for those who are here, do you have some information about the unit, pictures, etc?
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