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Bfordn24    Posted 01-11-2021 at 16:47:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • electron ignition
  • Hello,haven't been on this forum in many years. Would like convert my naa,850 and 961 over to electronic ignitions. Any insight on manufactures and where to purchase. thanks.

    Bfordn24    Posted 01-15-2021 at 09:20:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I took the OLDHOKies advise an ordered the 91224 ignition. At $180. after taxes I will be doing one at a time. Thanks for the advise.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 01-12-2021 at 15:26:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Instead of all 3 at once why not try it on one tractor first. See if it works out for you.
    I put the standard Pertronix kit in a 3 cylinder Ford and got years of excellent service from it till I sold the tractor. Then the buyer got several more years of service till he sold the tractor.
    It was 12 or 13 years in all that I know the tractor ran fine with it.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 01-11-2021 at 19:59:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Pertronix with Ignitor II module - p/n 91244A available from Summit Racing among others,. Costs more than the Ignitor I (1244A) but it has built in reverse polarity and over current protection which you will wish you had if you ever accidentally leave the ignition switch on.


    Bruce(VA)    Posted 01-11-2021 at 17:03:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Pertronix from Just8N's would be my choice.


    What do you hope to get from EI that you are not getting from points?

    Are your tractors 12v?

    Bfordn24    Posted 01-11-2021 at 17:16:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • tractors are 12 volt. seems a set of points don't last more than six months.Just want something a little more reliable. Hoping to get a stronger spark. my tractors seem to sit a lot. now that I only have three older one they might get used a little more.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-11-2021 at 18:30:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I would look into why points get burnt up quickly as Bruce suggested before going over to the dark side (EI). I suspect it is in the wiring. Tell us how you have your 12V wired. By 'a stronger spark' is that because it is hard starting? Setting idle for weeks on and will drain a battery fast. Float chargers work wonders.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Bfordn24    Posted 01-11-2021 at 18:44:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I am wired from battery to ignition switch to resisted coil to distributor. Tractors always start fine when every thing is new. After sitting for a month or two it always seems I have to clean up or replace the points.

    Bruce(VA)    Posted 01-11-2021 at 17:28:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You have a problem that EI might not cure. Best find out why you are only getting 6 months out of a set of points.

    You won't be happy to spend $130 for EI and have the same problem.

    I own 4 8N's, all 6v and all w/ points . They start and run fine regardless of the weather.....and always get at least 5 years from a set of points.

    See tips 66, 67 & 68 before you drop a lot of $$$ on something that does not fix your problem.

    Rob (nwpa)    Posted 01-11-2021 at 17:04:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Cheapest route is right from pertronix

    JMOR    Posted 01-12-2021 at 14:03:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have found, repeatedly, that 'sitting for months' has not resulted in burned points, but rather corrosion that prevents good electrical contact even though metal to metal touching appears to be there. I take the easy route and run 120v ac thru them and that blows the corrosion away & they start right up, but.................not recommend for the average person, as if done wrong death may result. Just like with the ads on TV for most meds side effets!

    Jack-Iowa    Posted 01-14-2021 at 20:48:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Now that is a technique!

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