Thanks for the input. I haven't worked on it today. Too Darn cold outside. Its 5 degrees adn windy! I will work on it this weekend. Should be in the 30's to 40's. I am thinking I may have smoked the solenoid. I only cranked it for about 30 seconds at a time then waited a couple of mins and cranked her again. I was heading down a gentle slope so I would get the tractor rolling with the starter, then hold the clutch in till she stopped. I'll keep everyone posted. As for the ignition issues I am betting its my ignition switch. I will jump the switch and see what happens after I get the tractor cranking.