Bolens Ride-A-Matic w/ Kohler K161 ignition woes
I am new to this forum and new to the world of tractors. I was lucky enough to inherit a 1961 Bolens Ride-a-matic from my father-in-law which he bought new with a lot of options- starter generator, sno-caster, rotary tiller, lawn roller, and rotary mowing deck. It's in pretty nice shape overall but was side-lined sometime in the 70s and sat unused in his garage for unknown reasons.
This weekend my brother and I started to try to get it running again and it seems to have ignition problems. We replaced the battery and can see a weak spark, nothing substantial enough to start the engine. We filed the points which didn't seem to help much and once we exposed the magneto/coil noticed that some of its protective covering was flaking off of it. We decided it would be a good idea to try and replace it as well as the condenser, points, and plug.
Unfortunately Kohler no longer makes this magneto - I did a search for the part number and found topics on this forum relating to the same issue but some of the threads are a little dated and I am hoping someone can point us in the right direction to find the parts we need.
Here are the details:
Engine: Model K161 Spec.28533E
(or) Breaker assembly: A220474
(or) Magneto assembly: C230089
Any info anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much! Diane