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Have you checked to see if the fuel solenoid on your carburetor is clicking, after you turn your ignition switch on?
If you have some carburetor cleaning in a can, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start up briefly.
Keep in mind that an engine needs three things in order to run. Spark, Fuel, and Compression. You have confirmed spark and fuel.
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You stated that your starter gets hot. Does your engine seems to be dragging as it spins?
You also mentioned that your engine pops, and sometimes backfire out of your intake. I would double check your flywheel key, just to be sure, due to the fact that you changed out your flywheel.
I would like to ask you a troubleshooting question.
How did you prevent your flywheel from spinning, as you were tightening the flywheel nut/bolt?
Thanks for this information. Can you double check to see if your flywheel key is partially sheared.
This will give you and me a good starting point.
It appears that your timing could be off. Many times when an engine spins with excessive resistance, the problem is caused by a sheared flywheel key, or your valves being out of adjustment.
Did you change out your flywheel, stator, regulator, etc., to keep your wiring the same?
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Thanks. Use your impact wrench to remove your flywheel nut/bolt, and let's be sure your flywheel key is not partially sheared. If your flywheel key is ok, I would like to have the model and type numbers from your old engine. I would like to compare the two flywheels.
You can also look closely at both flywheels, to see the keyways, and magnets are positioned the same on both.
If both flywheels are identical, we will focus on your flywheel key for now. I will be here to work with you until 10:00 pm central time tonight. There are no additional fees for us to continue.
There is not a time limit on your question. We can continue tomorrow, and continue until your engine is running, at no additional fees. Take your time. We will figure it out.
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Very good! Thank you for letting me know. I am glad you got your engine up and running.