I'm hoping this will be the last issue in getting my tractor running reliably, its sure being a lot more temperamental than my classic cars.
I removed the engine a couple of weeks ago, in running order to replace the gearbox cover gasket and give it a good clean up. Now reinstalled the damn thing refuses to start - Specifically it has an intermittent/weak spark. I have had it idling briefly but for all intents and purposes it won't start.
A few points on what i have done - When reinstalling the gear cover, i have checked the timing marks on the camshaft/crankshaft are correct. I have removed the breaker box contents and cleaned all parts. Points are set to 18 although i have tried them on 20 as well. Wiring is new and good. Spark plug is near new and gapped properly.
The only thing i have not done is remove the flywheel to inspect the magneto. It was working fine a couple of weeks ago so i feel its unlikely to have gone bad in that short a time. I did hose/degrease the engine so the only thing i have in mind is surface rust on the magnets perhaps.
Any thoughts are welcomed.