In Reply to: 9n Distributor not the problem posted by David on August 09, 2018 at 15:34:22:
OK, you're not a mechanic, no shame in that, but you can learn things and work things out logically. Many of us are not “licensed” mechanics. Grandpa was probably not either, as they had to become ‘shadetree mechanics’, learning what is and what should never be. We learn by our mistakes, such is life. If you are willing to turn a wrench, you learn on the fly. You have shown you at least want to try. By asking questions for advice and help, we also learn from others. Ignoring that advice because of arrogance or feeling you’re not hearing the answer you want to you is illogical. Now, why do think the flywheel should be immersed in oil? The flywheel is connected to the crankshaft; the clutch pressure plate is bolted to the flywheel. You don't want the flywheel/pressure plate soaked in oil, so NO; there should be no oil on flywheel or in the bell housing. You can easily verify if an engine is frozen if you have a 9N-17040 hand crank that was issued with every new N tractor. Most have been lost in barns over the years and you can't use one if you have a grille guard/bumper attached. By using the hand crank, the crankshaft will turn or won't turn. Another clue would be, when trying to crank over the engine via the starter switch button, does the fan blade spin? If so, your engine/crankshaft is turning. I'm not ready to call it a mechanical failure. I'm still leaning towards messed up wiring. You're the guy with non-original N-Series generator right? If you posted some pictures. we may be able to spot something out of place.
FORD N-SERIES TRACTOR STARTER POCKETS, 9N & 8N: