First time posting here, I've searched around the forum and found some posts related to a JD212 with no spark, but wanted to get some input/see if anyone had specific experience with this sequence of events.
So recently got an 84 212 with Kohler K301AQS, was my pep's tractor. It's been in a barn for the last 3+ years and has a bit of frame rust but nothing substantial, and it didn't run when I got it (no spark). After a bit of a full restore (new points, condenser, coil, plug, plug wire, battery, cleaned carb, new fuel line & filter) I found that the wire to the points was shorting out against the inside of the points cover. Wrapped it up good with electrical tape and boom, she runs like a champ. So I get a good 2 weeks of use out of her then she starts slipping the vbelt to the trans, find out the idler pulley arm pivot bolt is snapped off in the trans causing it to come loose and skew the pulley (hence why belt falls off). Tore her down fixed the problem, painted the trans up cleaned brakes etc.
After reassembly, she started right up, but with the hood open I notice the a bolt was gone from the voltage regulator and the other loose so it's jiggly around sparking like crazy. Engine sounds like as the regulator gets more loose, it's firing more sporadically. Does this for about 10 minutes or so then cuts out and won't start up again, find out there's no spark.
Could the voltage regulator being loose and sparking shorted something out? Broke the circuit breaker? Fried the points wire? Coil? Condenser?
Any input would be appreciated, I've tried disconnecting the wires in certain sequences on the regulator to no avail...stumped.
Thanks - Rob