From:chuck maize
Subject:RE: RE: 64 pacer won't kick start Date:Thu Aug 22 05:14:10 2013
Response to:18737
My recently sold 63 was finicky too....even with remagnetized magneto...carb settings were touchy...but first check spark when kicking by removing plug, clamp outside of plug to ground on head...dark place works best to see spark...clean plug before...any soot and/or oil from kicking screws up spark.

In general if IT Doesn't start I give it a tune-up. even if IT runs fine once started. This works on lawnmowers, pressure-washers, cars, and my 48S. Well at least a tuneup helps, but some parts come broken from the factory so always consider "broken from the factory" a possibility.

The pacer I picked up won't kick start but will bump start and runs great. The kick starter has full range of motion and turns the engine over freely. Any suggestions? I am new to these lil beauties so your experience/advice will be appreciated. Cheers lb