Jeff and others I finally had Hubby and I take it to someone in this small county to work on it. well they called and said its ready. $63.00. I go today before they closed to pick it up. As the gal was bringing it out to me I asked that I see it start. well she was a lot younger than me and she couldnt get it to start. The cord is so hard to pull.Hello,
Parts for F engined Lawn-Boys are getting harder (and more expensive) to come by.
I'd check the compression (minimum 90 PSI) to see if it's worth the effort to invest more time and money in.
2 cycle engines are extremely simple in design, and if it's got decent compression, it should run good. If it doesn't it's usually a carb issue, assuming it's got good spark.