I posted earlier some pics of my old Craftsman tractor and brought up the sudden problem it had starting. Today I tapped on the starter and it made a slight gurgle. It won't do that anymore though. The tractor has no safety features or fuses.
Probably wouldnt hurt to obtain a points file, take the cover off and run the points a little. Probably need cleaned if there stickin. Disconnect the battery before you do that though otherwise you'll have connection when you dont want it.