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Remove a couple of spark plugs, and spritz 3-4 drops of gas into the cylinder, replace plug, try to start. If it fires up, and dies out, fuel is not getting to the intake manifold. If it will not fire with fuel and spark IN the cylinder, you have other problems.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
Is it possible the timing chain was worn and may have jumped a few teeth when it stalled?
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the carbs on the 9n and 8n tractors are notorious for causing fuel problems. as suggested, just because there's fuel getting to the carb, doesn't mean it's making into he intake. also the carb on those tractors is a downdraft style. take the carb off and check the float valve. with the crappy gas quality these days, it's probably gunked up. if the float is gunked up, it will never get to the intake.