I would appreciate any help that you can give me.
I bought a 1952 ford 8n for about 4 weeks now. It was running excellent for the first two weeks and then it decided to quit on me while I was riding it.
I checked for spark and it had none. Not from the spark plugs nor from the coil itself. I checked the voltage to the coil and it had a solid 12.65v. thinking that it was a coil issue i went ahead and bought the pertronix coil,flame thrower 3ohms, part 40511, and also the electronic ignition for the distributor, part 1244a, so that I don't have to do the point and condenser maintenance anymore. Anyway, after i put in the new coil and electronic ignition, the tractor still doesn't start. I still don't see any spark coming out of the coil. I am running out of ideas. I hope some one out there may be able to help me.
My ford 8n had already been converted to 12v before i bought it. It doesn't have any ballast resistor anymore after the conversion. Everything looks shining new from the battery to the coil and distributor cap, wiring and spark plugs.
I also did a scratch test of the coil negative terminal to the ground and the coil would not produce a spark when it is on the tractor but if i take the coil out and did the same test in isolation with my battery starter pack them it would produced a bright blue spark.
Thank you for all your help.