replacing igniton coil on older briggs 5 hp
I have a 5 hp briggs engine model 130202on a 1967 simplicity tiller. It has no spark and assume the points are bad. My plan was to replace the coil with the new electronic ignition version, however the person at the dealer told me you need to remove the flywheel to install a round plug, remove the points and install a new flywheel key. The problem is the starter clutch wont unthread off the shaft by using screwdriver and hammer. I understand there are specific tools to lock the flywheel and undo the clutch but its too much money for one time use. Do you honestly need to pull the flywheel to intstall the electronic igntion coil or can you just cut the wire to the points and install the new coil as usual? Also the price for the coil was around $54 plus tax, is that a fair price or is he charging above retail price?