Another project that I've been working on here and there.......an essentially free, Case 224 tractor. I bought a Case 195 (that I've since sold) and the guy that I bought it from told me to take this 224 with it. It is in nice shape, but the K321 had a broken rod and someone rewired it (and did a somewhat decent job it appears). I love the big white and orange Case Agri-King and Traction-King farm tractors with the orange and silver wheels, so that's exactly how I'm doing this one up. I also have a set of brand new 23x10.50-12 Carlisle Tru Power ag tires that have just been sitting and waiting to be used on something. I'm going to add some 16x6.50-8 ag tires on the front to make it have that "big farm tractor" look. I was hoping this would be an easy, quick side project that would be very inexpensive to do, and I could use it for a little tug or something because it's small (compared to my bigger garden tractors) and powerful.
I originally was going to just part this out, but it's too nice. Last month I found a running Kohler K301 12HP that a guy had in a Case tractor, locally here on Cragislist, very cheap. I installed it, turned the key and it spun over! Everything works including the headlights........except it has NO spark. I heard great things about these torquey and heavy old Kohlers (holy heII this thing was a bear to lift in the tractor myself!) I just can't seem to get this newly swapped engine to fire though. I believe it's all wired up correctly, the previous owner installed new points (there's no spark at the points and they've been cleaned and are opening and closing as they should). Is there anything that you guys would recommend that I do next? Is it a bad coil, bad condenser, wiring issue? Any help would be appreciated. If anyone can figure this out, it'd be you guys!