Question about Ford 8n,9n,2n, Tractor Starter With Drive
Not real familiar but basically if it's a battery run system (not magneto) then I would turn the engine so the points are closed, Pull the coil wire from the cap and place it near the block so that you can see a spark if it happens.Disconnect the hot wire from the distributor and turn on the power. Scratch the wire to the post and it should make the coil spark. If not then something may be shorted out. (sometimes too long of bolt or a rotated wire connector) If you have spark then it's a timing issue. The only way a timing gear will jump is if a tooth is broken off and it will never run. Take the plugs out and crank it. If there's no horrible sound then it's just timing. Find TDC on #1 by holding your finger over the hole and crank it. If it's on the exhaust stroke, then you will feel nothing. Compression will blow. insert a soft wire down the hole and rotate the engine by hand. The wire will come out of the hole. It will stop and start to go down again. That point is close enough to top dead center. back off just a hair and that will be OK for timing. Taking note of rotor rotation, turn the distributor housing in the same direction until the points close. With the key on, rotate it the other way until the points spark and lock it down. That should get it running initially. Make sure that your wires are in the proper sequence. I've seen where it's been mistaken that it goes cw instead of ccw and visa versa.
Posted on Feb 23, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Stop looking and either replace it or check the resistance, ( but that isn't fool proof). Did you check the distributor cap itself? Could be cracked.
Posted on Jul 25, 2010
You might check ground. some of these units were ground positive. did you switch the posts?This would cause problems since the electrons are on the inside of the condinser.
Posted on Feb 12, 2011
SOURCE: ford 9n converted to 12
If you are doing 6 Volts at the distributor you must either have Resistor wiring or a separate resistor in the system. They make both 6Volt and identical 12Volt coils for your unit.
You will eventually burn up a 6Volt coil if you use 12Volts on it. There is an aftermarket company which has Antique supplies. Carpenter(Maybe John) has supplies for Tractors, cars and trucks that are earlier models.
Do a Web search using his name and marry it to Tractor parts, etc.
Posted on Oct 07, 2011
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