Well......I didn't go quite that far, Tommays; but I came close!
Ended up *still* not having enuff juice. Started by completely discon'ing the bat and working from there with a hot-charged/toppped off battery. Straight hooked it to the engine and checked volts. Oooops! only 10.75. Discon'd and came back to near 12.48 (FROM ORIG 12.54).
I pulled the key/instrument panel and started checking wires..........
Seems some bonehead swapped out the original Beta?Kubota ign sw for a generic. Had the glow plug line set up on an "accessory" terminal that was always hot when keyed on. No wonder i couldn;t make juice!?! Damm'd plugs draw one helluva lotta juice! I wired a switch in the plug line and , wonder of wonders!!!!!!!!!!!!! it works.
Motor started up, ran better and for it's favor, got the oil changed
AFter all was settled, I re-hooked the DC pamnel and started tracing/checking switched lines. Most all the lites, tec work; just bad bulbs!
Now, on to other projects!
Thanx for the tip,