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    We have spark, I repeat, we have spark!

    Only took setting the points multiple times, cleaning the contacts, re-insulating the wires, gapping the coil, and blowing out a spark plug to fix it.

    I knew the plug was for a motor with a slightly cooler spark, but it literally burned the contact off the plug.
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    1982 John deere 317, powered by Kohler Magnum 18
    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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    So since that last update I've been doing some work on the little tractor. I tipped the tractor up on its back and filled the transmission with gear oil through the drain plug. I put my jackshaft and belt tensioner back in.
    Of course I go to run it and it was leaking a bit of compression past the intake valve, so I pulled the head and cleaned it. There were literal chunks of carbon in the cylinder, but hey, at least the bore is remarkably clean!
    I put it back together AND... No compression at all now. The intake valve seat is completely destroyed. Guess I need to lap the valves...
    1982 John deere 317, powered by Kohler Magnum 18
    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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    So I stuck the burns in the back of the shed for now, it's on hold because I really don't want to do the valves. Might just buy a new 8 horse and swap the clean parts over to the other engine. I am also going to add a kohler carb to replace the updraft one.
    1982 John deere 317, powered by Kohler Magnum 18
    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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    Mudrig,
    Glad to see your workbench! It looks just like mine. Made me feel at home. good luck with the engine rebuild.
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    1963, 64, 65, 66, 67 - 110's; 1967 & 1969 112's; 1970 140 h-3; 1973 140 h-3; 1986 330;

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    I just realized I am ordering valve lapping tools... Might just try to fix the original 8 hp before I jump into buying another motor, just gotta find where all the parts went...
    1982 John deere 317, powered by Kohler Magnum 18
    1969 John deere 140 "One eyed Larry", powered by K241, H2 hydraulics
    1963 Burns B-60, Serial 1328

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