In Reply to: 8n issues (6V, front mounted distributor) posted by Tony on May 16, 2020 at 08:27:56:
First, do what Tim said below. Out of 26 Ford Ns that I have owned, only one is 12 volt as purchased. The previous owner installed a fender mount radio, 12v lighting and a 12v winch on the front bumper. It also has electronic ignition. He did a nice job and I'm leaving it that way.
That said, all others currently in my collection are 6v. IF they don't start or don't run, fix what is broke. Do NOT throw parts at it. As Tim said, proper diagnosis, 75 tips listed on this site.
Lastly, both my son and I have HAD RM600 mowers. Both worked very well. At first I used it behind an 8N, 3rd gear. My "lawn" is not a golf course. It is an old farm field that I mow to look like a "lawn". It has bunches of weeds. We are finishing our first dandylion growth. LOL My 8N has a strong engine.
Then, I used it behind my NAA Jubilee and my son also has a Jubilee. Good working tractors! Again, 3rd gear. There were times I might do some taller weeds and drop down to 2nd and even 1st and maybe even lift the mower slightly on a first pass.
Notice I said HAD RM600s. Now, Gravely zero turns do the mowing. Actually quicker than the Woods because I do no trimming. I use Roundup. If a zero turn can't reach it, Roundup can.
ps Son's tractor is in my garage right now. We have installed a transmision with a Hupp combination transmission and we have rebuilt the whole front axle. We have installed a drive for a loader that we are mounting. Hopefully, the loader will get mounted next week.