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Engine is turning, but not starting? Remove the spark plug and put finger with rag over the spark plug hole to see if it has enough compression to move your finger. If it does, take the spark plug , attached to the spark plug wire, and grounded to the metal of the engine and look for spark while cranking. With spark and compression, put teaspoon of fuel into the spak plug hole, re-install the spak plug and see if it will start for a few seconds.
So it worked ok, after you adjusted the valves! Good job! Please rate to close and get me credit! Thanks!