In Reply to: 8NB Resurrection posted by Scott Hicks on May 27, 2018 at 12:25:41:
We wish you much success in this endeavor. Try this document first from our HOW-TO's forum -it is one of many very useful pieces of information stored there. MMO isn't really required, but it's your $$$ and charcoal lighter fluid (mineral spirits) will do the same thing as that is all MMO is anyway. Did you rebuild the carb since you already had it off anyway? Distributor points probably could be changed and set too. Oil changes for sure. I concur with Bruce - leave the head alone! Get the engine running right first, then you can do a compression check and see how the oil pressure is. You don't say but is it 6-volt or 12-volt, and either way, is it wired correctly for whatever it is? Also in HOW-TO's/ELECTRICAL is "WIRING PICTOGRAMS by JMOR" -download a copy for your shop. It has every correct way to wire these old Ns whether if original 6-volt/positive ground or a modern 12-volt conversion. Many set ups are done incorrectly, mostly the 12-volt conversions. Got the I&T F-04 manual, 39-53 MPC, and 8N Operator's Manual? They are every bit as valuable a tool as any wrench. Also, they are required reading for any 8N-Owner.
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