Well, I replaced the flywheel, brand new unit, charging system works perfect. New problem. wouldnt start after I shut it off, wouldnt even turn. found a fuse blown 30A, every time i turned the key on, it would pop. So I started chasing down harnesses for one that was rubbed through, none found.
I unplugged the solenoid on the bottom of the carb, fuse didnt blow. So i removed the little plunger inside the solenoid, figuring the solenoid was bad, and left it unplugged. Tractor ran fine, until it started to run a little rough, then it backfired.
one thing about this machine, before any of these problems arose, I always had to choke it to get it to fire, even when hot.
Today tried starting it, wont fire, plugs are dry and white hot, nice and clean.
I'm guessing I have a lean condition, possible carb cleaning and new solenoid?