well the flywheel stripped the peg or whatever it is that keeps the flywheel in the right place on the crankshaft. i cant tell if its a replaceable part or if its a permanent part on the crankshaft. i drilled a hole where it was and put a set screw in the hole to peg the flywheel in place but the motor still wont start. there were a few times it would almost start and make a little smoke but it never picked up and ran. it kinda ran before it stripped but wouldnt idle low without bucking. did the flywheel kill the coils by running crazy.i donk know but ive had the motor 5 days and i doubt i'll make it a week without dropping it at the dump unless someone thinks its an easy fix?!
thank you zephyr. how would i take the sheared key out. theres nothing to grab it by. it looks like it goes down into the collar that tha points ride on to open and close em but i cant figure how ta get it out. the wheel is pegged to stay in place now but when i pull the rope with a plug wire test light on the plug it is very faint and wont get the engine running so do ya think i killed the coils or the condensers or both?! or niether? thanx again!!!!