Well, you confused the hell out of me!
Sorry! I know I can tend to do that sometimes. Of course, from reading the Wisconsin manual on setting the points, that also seemed a bit confusing. I tried to explain it the best I could. But like Todd Akin, perhaps I just misspoke?
It appears your voltmeter was set on the 20VDC range, and you got a reading with the points open. ....Where did the power (voltage) come from?
No idea? Maybe it was magic? Where does the power come from to operate the timing light the Wisconsin manual says to use?
However, it appears you were not reading Ohms. ....Does your tester have a setting for measuring resistance (ohms)?
Probably, I'll have to double check. Perhaps that's in part where I got confused as I was supposed to be reading for Ohms and not Volts for setting the points... Yeah, I'm a dumbass!
In the beginning of your video, you state that the coil fires when the points close. ....The opposite is true, as the coil fires when the points open.
Yeah, as I said, this is my first time dealing with points, so I got confused with how they were supposed to work before I really got into it and now it makes a bit more sense to me (but still not a lot). I think I reversed that statement towards the end of the video after I actually set the points so that I believe I said it correctly then.
There is supposed to be a sheetmetal baffle at the rear of the shroud which prevents seeing the flywheel. ....The purpose of the baffle is to close off the opening at the rear of the shroud, so cooling air blown by the flywheel is not allowed to escape at that location. The two missing baffles will hinder the proper cooling of your engine.
AH! So THAT is where you said I was missing a baffle that is supposed to direct airflow over the head! I wonder where that went? A previous owner must have taken it off or something. I have to admit, it IS a lot easier to see the timing mark without that baffle there! How does it even mount there? Was it integrated into the front engine shroud and it broke off or did it clip or screw on somehow? Where can I got another one?
You are mistaken that the coil fires each time the piston comes up to TDC on this engine.
I didn't think I actually said that? I said that the TIMING MARK on the flywheel will move past that arrow on the shroud twice in one complete engine cycle but the points will only open ONCE when it is at TDC for the compression stroke, so that is why I had to turn the flywheel around a couple times and check to see when the points opened. That much I DID know. I didn't know that some engines (maybe Briggs?) ran the points off of the crankshaft so that the spark plug does fire twice in one complete engine cycle. That seems odd to me...
Hope this clarifies my video a bit? Maybe I'll have to make another one that makes more sense after what I've learned so far from doing it once?