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The surest way is to take the flywheel off and check for a sheared key.Yep brand new BR8HS gapped at .025.
I wonder if thats an issue, the timing/setting of the flywheel. Is there a walk through on how to check this or link to service manual that shows you how to set it right? It would be new to me, and this engine has been apart in the past. If things didn't go back together exactly as they should have, that could be the issue.
But IDK that I’d go that far right now. If the timing was way off I’d expect it to run rough and be hard to start.
But as a quick check I’d rotate the engine so that the front piston is at its highest point. You’ll have to pull the spark plug to see it and have someone spin the impeller carefully.
With the front piston at its high point check the outside of the fly wheel at the two o’clock position. Just inside of the flywheel teeth there should be two slight hash marks spaced about a 1/4” apart.