In Reply to: 9N Timing Adjust posted by raski on February 06, 2021 at 07:41:13:
The method Harold mentions below no longer works due to junky points being made from Cheena nowadays. They no longer will gap to .015" and no amount of plate adjusting will fix that. I’ve tried a point file also to no avail. ECHLIN used to be one of the best brands to get. It had the phenolic rubbing block and quality tungsten plates. STANDARD IGNITION/BLUE STREAK (USA), p/n FD-6769-X are still best quality with similar specs. CNH was making some USA points, p/n 87744524, with identical specs. My last visit (SEP 2020) to my local CNH dealer told me that part no longer exist and they couldn't locate any replacement. Huh? Not even the standard Ford number came up. CNH has been going downhill for 25 years and now it is even worse. Next choice would be the TISCO set, p/n ATK6FF (B16213), and has the plastic rubbing block but good plates and can be gapped and set with no problems. They seem to last a long time as well. The point kit includes the rotor, condenser, cam lube, and a .015" feeler gage for setting the gap with. The gage is a handy device and can be used over and over so save it. The price on a set of Front Mount Points is $16 +/-. TISCO can be bought at JUST8Ns. For a CNH set, call first. Blue Streak can be found on ebay but their sellers will vary from $16-$66 so be cautious. Blue Streak can be found at NAPA but demand the STND IGN part number. They may try to sell you the ECHLIN brand (p/n CS-35) so avoid these. Summit Racing may supply the Blue Streak points. All the Ford Front Mount parts can be found at NAPA, and most all are Made In The USA. Here’s a part reference list:
FORD N-SERIES TRACTOR CROSSOVER PARTS – NAPA; BLUE STREAK/STANDARD IGNITION; TISCO; & CNH:
FYI: *ECHLIN/NAPA POINTS #CS-35 - No longer any good quality-wise.
1. BREAKER POINTS:
*ECHLIN - #CS35 (NO LONGER A QUALITY PART –DON’T USE)
STANDARD IGNITION/BLUE STREAK - #FD-6769X
TISCO: #ATK6FF –includes rotor, condenser, feeler gage, & cam lube.
ECHLIN - #FA350 or STANDARD IGNITION - #FD-126
ECHLIN - #FA-200 or STANDARD IGNITION - #FD-71
ECHLIN - #FA-300 or STANDARD INGNITION - #FD-104, TISCO KIT Includes rotor.
5. GASKET KIT:
6. 6V COIL:
7. BALLAST RESISTOR:
8. SPARK PLUG WIRES –COPPER CORE #
9. SPARK PLUGS:
AUTO-LITE 437 (216) or CHAMPION H12 (512)
10. CAM LUBE:
STANDARD IGNITION - #SL-2