Remove the spark plug and see if possibly the cylinder has filled with fuel. Pull the rope with the plug out and the spark plug wire away from the open hole. It that doesn't work, start backing out the stud you installed , it could be too long.
The stud is the correct length. It is also the shorter of the two mounting studs though the card body flanges to the engine body. If I pull the plug and there is fuel in the hole, what then? Also, removing the plug; will that relieve excess pressure causing the "freeze".
Yes, if there is fuel in the cylinder, just crank till it is all blown out, and reinstall the plug and you will be ok.
Removing the plug will relieve the pressure.
I will go down and give it a shot.
Let me know . Thank you.
Did not work. Removed pull and housing; it was free. Turned flywheel with wrench, it came free. Reassembled, works ok. Dont ask me...................
At least you got it going! Good job!!