I am getting ready to work on the Case 446 this morning and the first thing I saw was that the square fender was a perfect perch for my coffee mug.
Yesterday I washed the tractor, changed the engine oil, charged the battery, cleaned the spark plugs, replaced some bad/incorrect wiring (It seems that every old garden tractor I get has hacked wiring). I also drained the fuel lines and cleaned the dirt encrusted outer side of the carburetor. Now it turns over. I think that I need to take a look at the ignition system next and verify spark to the plugs. I think there are points on this Onan engine. I learned something, be careful when you remove the air cleaner housing from the carburetor. The mounting screws can fall into the carburetor and into the intake manifold. Fortunately, I was able to fish the screw out with long pair of needle nose pliers. :madhop:
Edited by markdombroski, December 27, 2011 - 11:31 AM.