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Gap setting for points on a 1953 8n ford tractor using 12 volt system

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SOURCE: 12 volt 8n ford will not fire, no spark at first plug

Take the wire off the coil and check the wire for voltage.while it is disconnected.
If there is voltage now....... the problem is in the dist or coil.
Pull the dist and check for something grounding the system.
Are the points opening?

If there was no voltage in the resistor to dist wire....install a new wire.

TIP. Be careful how you set the coil onto the dist.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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SOURCE: point setting on 77 ford

On your 77 there are no points, it is electronic ignition. that is why there is no gap or dwell. the only adjustment you have is the timing. which is 12 degrees before top dead center or (tdc)

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SOURCE: what is point gap on 9n ford tractor

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SOURCE: 1950 8N FORD TRACTOR WON"T START.

Hi..my name is Keith..and i have 9 ford tractors..i have 9N's..2N's and 8N's..and i have converted one or two of them over to 12V..and i use the solonid that has only 1 side post...and thats what my original starter swich connects to and on the big terminal i have the battery wire and a 12 gauge wire that i run to the amp meter....i hope this helps..and if you have any questions..please write back

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: point gap setting and timing

sorry my memory is fading. i would gap at 35 and for the timing i used to use a glass of water (sometimes it wasn;t water) put it on the air filter and turn the distributer till it shook the least. of course i had no money ,those days to buy a timing light or manuals....or you might contact/join a old ford club. they are tops for such info...my first car was a ford custom 65......

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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Cant get 8n to run. starts but misses. new plugs, crb,distributor, coil, tank shut-off, ign switch, ceramic resister, ballast resister, fresh gas, but has power to ign switch whether on or off.


If it starts but misses meaning it runs but not on all cylinders?.....then,
Are the spark plug wires in the correct firing order?
Are the spark plug wires in good shape?
Is there compression on all cylinders?
If a valve is bad it won't fire smoothly.
If you pull the plugs are any black with carbon?
(a black carbon coated plug will not fire,especially with a 6 volt system)
Is the distributor car attached fully and correctly?
When the distributor cap is off,is there any side play in the distributor shaft?
Is the point gap correct on the points?
Start the tractor cold and feel the spark plugs,the one or two that are colder than the others are the missing cylinders,if two are cold you could try switching those spark plug wires with each other,in case they are mixed up,and if two are missing are side by side you could have a head gasket leak between cylinder problem.
TIP 1, the BEST THING to do on a Ford 8N is to convert it to 12 volts neg ground.Add a alternator,(76 chev pickup alt fits good) leave the starter as it is (it does care if it's positive or neg ground or 12v) and add a 72 dodge ignition resistor in line to a 12 volt coil.(unless your new 12v coil does not need a resistor)
This set up will increase your fuel economy,add power and start instantly in any temp.
TIP 2,you can use unleaded fuel in a Ford 8n as it already has hardened valve seats.
BUT 10% Ethanol fuel is BAD,it can be used, but shut off the fuel at the tank and let the tractor carb run dry before shutting it off if you are not going to use the tractor with in a few days.

May 21, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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How do you know if a tractor has been converted to 12volt system


A 12 volt system will have an alternator instead of a generator, a 12 volt ignition coil, and most importantly a 12 volt battery.

May 10, 2014 | Ford 8N Tractor

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Points gap for 1953 8 n ford tractor


Here's how to do it:

http://www.ehow.com/how_7368031_set-points-ford-8n.html

set the point gap a .025

Jan 13, 2013 | Ford 8N Tractor

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Ford 9n converted to 12 volt alt still 6 volts at dis. runs rough till i jump 12 volts to coil and then it runs good. Will this damage coil and points?


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.

Sep 09, 2011 | Ford 8n,9n,2n, Tractor Starter With Drive

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Can I use a 8 volt battery on a 6 volt tractor or will it trip the voltage regulator and blcck the generator?


YOU CAN USE AN 8 VOLT BATTERY, IT SHOULDN'T HURT ANYTHING. THE ONLY THING IS IT WON'T STAY FULLY CHARGED. THE GENERATOR IS DESIGNED FOR A 6 VOLT BATTERY NOT 8 VOLTS. WHAT I DO IS CHANGE THE SYSTEM TO 12 VOLTS. NOTHING WILL HAVE TO BE DONE TO THE STARTER, IF THE TRACTOR STARTS LIKE IT IS SUPPOSED TO. IT WILL JUST START FASTER. YOU WILL NEED NEW POINTS & CONDENSER & A RESISTOR FOR THE DISTRIBUTOR. ALSO A 12 VOLT BATTERY & A MID 1970'S INTERNALLY REGULATED ALTERNATOR, MOUNTED IN PLACE OF THE GENERATOR. THIS A LITTLE WORK BUT THE TRACTOR WILL START AMAZINGLY FAST. I HAVE DONE THIS SEVERAL TIMES & IT WORKS GREAT. IF THE FUEL GAUGE STILL WORKS YOU WILL NEED A SPECIAL RESISTOR FOR THAT. OF COURSE ANY LIGHTS WILL HAVE TO BE CHANGED TO 12 VOLT GOOD LUCK. DR. VOLT.

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Just finished 12 volt conversion on 49 V8 flathead. Starter engages but engine won't start. Appears to be getting fuel.


You might not have spark as the 12 volts needs a ballast resistor or the points burn out preytty quick. 8 volts at the coil in run with the points open and 0 with the points clsed and battery voltage at the coil when cranking. coil wire near the intake manifold while cranking should jump at least 2 inches. Closed points should be 0 volts at the neg on the coil. pos and neg should be the same 12 volts with the points open. if not either the coil or the points are bad. The condenser can fail and no spark with all the rest right

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No spark at spark plug center of Coil


2000 ford escort ZX2. 4cyl . No spark at the spark plug. Wires are good.

Jul 23, 2009 | Ford 8n,9n,2n, Tractor Starter With Drive

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12 volt 8n ford will not fire, no spark at first plug


Take the wire off the coil and check the wire for voltage.while it is disconnected.
If there is voltage now....... the problem is in the dist or coil.
Pull the dist and check for something grounding the system.
Are the points opening?

If there was no voltage in the resistor to dist wire....install a new wire.

TIP. Be careful how you set the coil onto the dist.

Jun 04, 2009 | Ford 8N Tractor

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1950 8N FORD TRACTOR WON"T START.


Hi..my name is Keith..and i have 9 ford tractors..i have 9N's..2N's and 8N's..and i have converted one or two of them over to 12V..and i use the solonid that has only 1 side post...and thats what my original starter swich connects to and on the big terminal i have the battery wire and a 12 gauge wire that i run to the amp meter....i hope this helps..and if you have any questions..please write back

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