Re: Ford 8N, won't start

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Posted by Tim Daley(MI) on March 14, 2020 at 07:43:34 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Ford 8N, won't start posted by Tony T. on March 13, 2020 at 20:29:01:

Welcome aboard. As Bruce asked, you and we need to know if your have the OEM 6V/POS GRN system or has a 12V /NEG GRN setup been done? Either way, how old is the battery? Take it to a shop and get it bench tested. There are several factors that need to be done correctly before starting the tractor. The best investments you can make for any machine is to have the proper manuals and documents. Bruce(VA)’s 75 Tips, Wiring Pictograms by JMOR, and all the FORD ESSENTIAL MANUALS should be part of your shop. Check our HOW-TO’s and MANAUALS forums for most of them. The Ford Front Mount Distributor is a bit tricky but not difficult to understand and use once you know how. It is only mounted one correct way and good, new points are only available on 3 or 4 brands. The breaker point gap is set to .015, and opening the point gap to .020 isn’t recommend nor going to do anything if there are other issues. When you did that, did you test it with your meter first and mount it correctly? If it is mounted 180° off, the moment you apply power it will try to orient itself correctly and end up busting the aluminum base on the unit rendering it scrap. Read the manuals and test components before you just start replacing parts. Rebuilding the OEM parts are always the first choice as many new aftermarket ones today are of poor quality. I can help rebuild your carb and distributor but you can do all the tests –fuel flow, spark, compression, on your own.

FORD 8N TRACTOR WIRING DIAGRAMS:
PRIOR TO S/N 8N-263844:





*PICTOGRAM courtesy of JMOR


FORD N-SERIES TRACTOR FRONT MOUNT DISTRIBUTOR - TUNEUP:

FORD N-SERIES TRACTOR FRONT MOUNT DISTRIBUTOR – SETTING TIMING:


FORD N-SERIES TRACTOR FRONT MOUNT DISTRIBUTOR –WHEN INSTALLED WRONG:

FORD N-SERIES TRACTOR FRONT MOUNT DISTRIBUTOR COIL TEST -static :

FORD N-SERIES TRACTOR FRONT MOUNT DISTRIBUTOR FIRING ORDER; 1,2,4,3 CCW:

FORD 8N TRACTOR ESSENTIAL OWNER/OPERATOR/PARTS/SERVICE MANUALS:


Tim Daley(MI)



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