In Reply to: Re: Setting points - 8N 6cyl Funk posted by Bruce(OR) on August 20, 2018 at 00:05:04:
Excellent info, thanks for the "online training" guys.
I have not measured gap yet, but intend to.
Update is that with dumb luck I was able to get the tractor moving on it's own power the other night.
Combination of inadvertently leaving the gas line on overnight, putting the original rotor cap back in place under the distributor cap, and swapping out the starter solenoid.
It seems to idle fine for the most part, but will suddenly sputter out/load up unless I franticly work the choke.
1) get the gap/dwell set,
2) rotor pivoted/fine tuned (not sure how to do this without a timing light of some kind, not even sure where to get or how to use one on this tractor)
3) governor components checked out,
4) throttle rod linkage replaced with something that is not made out of flimsy welded rod material that flexes when the throttle lever is moved.
Thanks again, Upward and onward!