Got started tinkering with it yesterday to see if the engine will run at all. Had to get the solenoid, regulator off Ebay and apparently the solenoid is no good. Went ahead and crossed out the solenoid to see it the starter- gen would even turn...and it did pretty good but the Blades on the mowing deck are engaged. Dug around and found the actuator lever for the PTO unhooked and the hardware it attaches to wallowed out completely and a groove cut halfway thru the rod. I tried to move it enough to disengage the PTO so I could try the engine again. Tried the engine again mainly to see if it had disengaged PTO and danged if the motor start ...with the PTO still engaged. Got serious noise and banging going on in the deck so I shut it back down.
I got this thing at an auction of a well known collectors estate and it must have been thrown together somewhat just to get it to the auction....no electrics etc.
I can fix the PTO lever stuff but I think I actuated it enough to disengage..but it didn`t.
I`ve been working on a Powerking 2414 with basically the same engine...so while I had the electrics setup fresh in my mind I thought I would get on the Case. It`s great to know the engine seems to be good. There are some differences in the engine set-up in the way that mount to the frame though. The engine in the Case is loose enough to move a lot easily by hand. The parts diagrams I have found doesn`t actually show how the engine connects to the frame. Of the 4 bolts showing bolting thru the crankcase to block....2 are longer than the other 2 ....going thru the frame on the 2 longer ??
Any help would be appreciated.