In Reply to: Re: Ford 9N timing issues posted by Jock(OR) on August 16, 2020 at 23:52:13:
Oil/air blowing out. . .
Cam timing might very well be an issue. Then again maybe not. Engine cranking slow could be the 6V starter and/or a bad ground. I just redid my 8N 6V starter cable with a new 00 gauge wire. Yours? Find #1 on the dist cap, pull the plug and crank it over.
With thumb over hole, as it builds compression, the rotor should be spinning around to #1 position. is it? Once your on the comp stroke, you can also rotate the engine by hand to get the engine to TDC on the timing indicator and the piston at TDC. Then once again see where the rotor is pointing.
As long as you have a dirty thumb now, place it over all plug holes and crank. Compression should force your thumb off all holes. Does it?
Others should be along shortly with vast more knowledge.