Hmm....would there happen to be 3 of those, possibly arranged in a triangular pattern? (and, there are no holes in the flywheel....I did have to take it off) I found 3 things that looked like that when I took off the flywheel cover...connected with springs. I noticed that they all open outwards at a certain speed, so could this just be the engaging mechanism for the engine? (once it gets to a certain speed, it begins to turn over). I will try to take pics, I promise.....This whole business is rather confusing.... As I said, I have spark, compression, and gas...could it just not be sparking at the right time? Id think that if theres gas in the cylinder, and spark -at anytime- it should run, then get out of time and stop, right? (or am I wrong). Anyway, thank you all for your help...I havent done anything mechanical in a while, and am appreciating this challenge. Ill have a look under the flywheel cover again, and see if I have, in fact, found the points.