In Reply to: 9N Timing Adjust posted by raski on February 06, 2021 at 07:41:13:
Here are some methods of setting the front mount distributor points and timing. The OEM FORD Operator’s Manual; Bruce(VA)’s method using a 21/64 drill guide, all else the same per Ford manual; an aftermarket ho-made timing gage; and, not shown but the CLYMER/I&T FO-4 Manual is basically the same as the Ford OEM Manual; and none say to leave the point locking screws loose. Why would you do that? It defeats the purpose of setting the gap and locking them in place. Bruce(VA) has the testing procedure as well. NOTE: Tangs must mate with cam shaft on engine,,,or else....
FORD N-TRACTOR FRONT MOUNT DISTRIBUTOR &
HOW TO SET TIMING:
FORD TRACTOR FRONT MOUNT DISTRIBUTOR TIMING APPLICATION GAGE:
FORD FRONT MOUNT DISTRIBUTOR – WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MOUNTED 180° OFF: