But, but... the mag is probably inside the flywheel. By the time the OP gets the flywheel and its cover (recoil starter stuff) back on, the mag may already be cool again. I would rather try testing the spark itself.
Moot. Just found out the oil chamber nipple broke off...might have done it when I was disassembling it. Thanks for the info, Gents. Don't want to put any more $ into it. Used the primer bulb to repair my homelight saw.
On mind, almost 50 years old now, when cold, and to squeeze the throttle push a button that held the carb valve opened a bit, also had to pull out the choke knob out. When hot, do nothing, just pull on the starter cord.
Is a two cycle engine had to constantly clean the sparkplug. adding an ounce of Seafoam to a gallon of ethanol free gas helped a little in keeping it cleaner.
Old ones have two needle valves for run and idle, EPA outlawed these things, just the slightest amount of film on the jets, won't start and will wear your arm out, ethanol causes that film.
In 1971 purchased 6 acres with virgin timber on it, bush, fallen trees, undesirable growth, took over five years to clean it up and make it look nice with several chain saws and my Ford tractor. Will never do this again, only have a 1/3 acre now with lots of trees, had to take down three trees a year ago due to Chinese ashbore. But yard is small enough to use electrics with a long extension core. Start instantly when pulling the trigger and a heck of a lot more torque than a gas one.