Re: 1939 Ford 9N Tractor

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Posted by Bruce (VA) on May 16, 2017 at 16:27:48 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: 1939 Ford 9N Tractor posted by Jim Mortensen on May 16, 2017 at 16:05:38:

6volt or 12 volt?

If you can find anyone to work on it, my bet is they will charge you $100 to screw it up.

These tractors are very simple to fix; you can operate a pc, you can fix the tractor.

As soon as the tractor stops, (not 5 minutes later) you need to be prepared to find the answer to these questions:

Does the tractor have a spark that will jump 1/4" in open air?*


Will the gas drain out of the carb bowl in a steady stream and fill a pint jar in less than 2 minutes?

See tip # 13 at the link.

Post back with what you find out.


*If you don’t own a spark checker w/ an adjustable gap, buy one. In the meantime, an old spark plug w/ the gap opened to at least ¼” will work. Ground it to a rust & paint free spot on the engine turn the key on & look for a spark.


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