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Resurrecting 1972 Ariens Snow-Thro that won't start.

Hi, new member and thanks for the add.

I am trying to resurrect my grandfathers 1972-73 Ariens snow thrower Model 910008, with the Snow-Thro 910995, and the Tecumseh 7HP H70-130158A.

It appears that my grandfather had it tuned up and properly stored when he last used it, about 1985. Needless to say, I can not get a spark.

The spark plug is clean and in good condition, the points are brand new, the condenser is unknown, but probably replaced when the points were. The coil looks fine--no cracks etc., same for the plug wire. I did sand the surface rust off the flywheel magnets and the corresponding metal pieces on the coil (I can't remember what they are called). Everything on the machine appears to be free and clear; no rusted or frozen parts that a drop of oil couldn't free. I have inspected all the wires to the best I can and they look fine, but I don't know electricity.

So my question: how can I identify the which wire is the kill/stop wire, and how can I figure out if I have a grounding problem?

I am reading the Tecumseh manuals in the sticky, and have learned a lot so far.

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I would clean the points with some very fine sand paper and then rest them to .020. They can corrode from not being used. I suspect it will then have spark. Roger
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