UPDATE: Received the stator and module in the mail today. Spent the afternoon working on the tractor. Stator was the first to go in.
Before I installed the stator I checked it per instructions I received from a knowledgeable person? My old stator and the new one check out real close ot the same resistance readings. So guess I would not have needed the stator. I got it in the deal so it is in. Just a word of caution to anyone removing and re-installing that fly wheel nut lock ring. Don't bend those tabs any further than absolutely necessary to keep the nut from turning. If you try to bend them down against the flat of the nut they will break off.
Getting the engine back down onto the motor mounts was bit tricky. The front has to be tiled upwards to get the flywheel and shroud to clear the PTO tensioner pulley. This moves the engine forward. Letting it back down does not move it back again so has to be done by prying, shaking jiggling and any other way you can come up with to get it down on the motor mount bolts.
Once it was down time to hook up all the wires, mount the fuel tank, install the starter/generator, fuel tank, etc. etc.
Looks like It is all back together and hooked up properly. Going to check for spark first thing in the morning. I really don't think I will have spark yet due to the coil not checking out like it is supposed to according to the Wisconsin manual. But, that manual has been wrong before so I might just get lucky. If I have spark, it will be running by coffee time. If not, will have to get a coil ordered. I think the PO hooked up 12V to the coil and took out the coil and ignition module. Wires were taped together, no ignition switch in the unit. Just a wiring mess to say the least. Will know a lot more tomorrow at this time.
Edited by chieffan, November 05, 2015 - 08:29 PM.