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Why won't my TO-35 start?
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| Nicholas Sheehan
||Come on guys, I need some help here! The tractor started last month but ran reaL ROUGH, so I put a carb kit in. Then I started it and it was still running rough. So I marked the position of the distributor on the engine block and turned the distributor advancing the spark. The motor died and it hasn't started since. I put in new gas. I put in a new ignition, coil, roter, distributor cap, points and condenser. I pulled the distributor, took out No. 1 plug, wadded up a peice of paper towel and stuck it in the No. 1 hole, turned the engine slowly until the paper blew out of the hole. I placed the distributor back in and aimed the rotewr at no. 1 plug. Tightened the dist. Tryed to start it. NOTHING..... What am I doing wrong. Please give me an idea.
||First you need to determine if the problem is gas related or electrical. Remove the carb and spray starting fluid in throat. If it runs your problem is electrical. Check for bluish spark when plug wire near frame and engine cranked. There are only four parts that can fail; points, condensor, coil and ballast resistor(if required). If not enough gas is getting to carb clean the fitting under the tank.