Originally Posted by trackfodder
I don't think you could ask for a better more reliable engine than a 2 cycle 6-1/2 HP Lawnboy. They start easily with the pull rope and the carburators are simple but control the speed well. They have needle bearing rods and shafts and don't weigh very much. They are prone to coil failures occasionally however.
The coil failures are from cracks and moisture.
Stick the coil in Mom`s oven at no more than 200F for no more than an hour and when cool, seal the cracks with varnish, glue or what ever. She will run again!
I am a fan as well.