Well, I got my '77 motobecane unseized, but can't get it to start. I can feel a tolerable jolt when I touch the spark plug wire and turn the engine by hand. Should I be able to see a spark if I touch the plug against the crankcase? Because I don't see one. I bought a new plug, it's a Champion 86L I think.
The engine turns smooth, definintely has compression, I have a clean fuel source hitched up (haven't cleaned the gas tank yet), etc.
The on/off switch however is missing parts. It seems to me that I can momentarily turn it to the left about 1/8 turn, but when I let go it springs back to the right. So I assume that you hold it to the left to kill the engine, then it is always in on mode when not begin held to the left? Could this switch be preventing it from starting the engine?
I'm starved for advice here. ANY advice from ANYONE would be great.