Re: New 8n owner. Will not start

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Posted by Tim Daley(MI) on April 10, 2019 at 04:23:35 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: New 8n owner. Will not start posted by Timothy Little on April 09, 2019 at 16:36:30:

Welcome aboard, Tim! We’ll need more information in order to help you. Was the tractor running before you started replacing parts? I suspect you probably have electrical issues, not a fuel or compression issue. Does it have a front mount distributor or the later angle mount style? Is it OEM 6V/POS GRN or a 12V switch over job? A 6V system will have a generator on the RH side of engine with the fan belt attached. It also will have a voltage regulator mounted on the RH dash, on back side of panel. The starter motor will have a solenoid mounted on the barrel. Does it have a 3-speed transmission or a 4-speed? On the RH side of the seat, is there a little lever that moves straight up or down 90°? We have a ton of self-help info here in our HOW-TO’s forum plus a lot of scans of the original manuals in MANUALS. Go to ELECTRICAL category and scroll down to WIRING PICTOGRAMS BY JMOR and download copy for yourself. Also download copy of 75 Tips for N-Owners by Bruce(VA). The ARCHIVES also contain years of posts with most all questions having been asked before so feel free to peruse those helpful tools. It is also highly advised that you invest in the essential manuals as well if you don’t already own a set. The manuals are a very important part of owning a Ford tractor as they contain safety, operating, and maintenance procedures. The 8N Operator’s Manual, the I&T FO-4 manual, and the 39-53 Master Parts Catalog, are the three major ones to have. We have some in our forum but the only 8N MPC is a ’49 version so if you have a later side mount unit you will need a later copy. The I&T FO_4 manual is an older version as well –the newer ones - post 2000 –have much more info. We have a copy of the 8N Dealer Service Manual for Mechanics –the lime green one on our SUPPORT page –and many of us shop for parts at Dennis Carpenter or JUST8Ns as well. Not all parts are created equal –it matters where you buy from. Start here:


Tim Daley(MI)

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