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Rusty Crayton    Posted 03-26-2019 at 00:46:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • We have 8n 52 model went start we put new every thing even electronic ignition brought it up 2 top dead center degrees and have move distributor several times and it will once in a while and run a a minute or two and then nothing can any one help????

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 03-26-2019 at 12:17:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • When these tractors suddenly don't start, the first two things to check are:
    Does it have fuel flow?
    Does it have good spark?

    Fixing those problems usually costs little or nothing. Most of the new parts available today are not good parts so "new every thing" tells me to start looking for a bunch of new problems like defective parts and incorrect wiring.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 03-26-2019 at 05:24:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • 6V or 12V? Why did you switch it to EI? Your tractor, your money so do what you want but if you were having non-starting issues before, EI isn't going to correct those issues. EI only eliminates points. I suspect it is wired incorrectly to start with. The 8N side mount distributor timing is set at 4 TDC at 350 RPM. Where are you getting 2 TDC? Do you have the original Ford 8N Operator's Manual -v3729-52-C, and the I&T FO-4 manual? They do not cover the EI setup -you need the manufacturers instructions for that. Firing Order is 1, 2, 4, 3. I suggest putting it back to OEM, 6V/POS GRN and get it running correctly first. You may surprise yourself and realize you really don't need EI.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Kimberly    Posted 03-26-2019 at 09:25:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Tim is correct. The Old Girl is original six volts system and she starts great. The key is to get good quality parts, like Blue Streak points and not those cheap sets you see on flea bay or at TSC.

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