Re: 8N hard to start, dies when warm (LONG)

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Posted by Tim Daley(MI) on July 08, 2020 at 05:24:13 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: 8N hard to start, dies when warm (LONG) posted by Jason (OR Coast) on July 07, 2020 at 14:35:04:

If you are mechanically inclined, and by your text it sounds like you are, you don't need a special shop -you can do these projects yourself and don't believe in jinxes, voodoo, superstitions, or hexes. Many of us have and work on tractors and engines all the time all alone. It's nice to have local friends with similar hobbies, interests,and advice givers, but gain knowledge from manuals, sites like this, and hands-on experience so you don't fall under myths such as the 8-Volt Battery theory. The FORD 4-cylinder flat-head engine is about the simplest machine to work on even for a novice. One of the old wives tales/myths is that you need an 8-V battery. No, you don't. Did you tweak the VR with it? Do you have a front mount distributor with the VR? Mucked up wiring is 90% of all non-starting issues regardless if 6V or 12V. Storing a tractor for any length of time should include a Battery Tender™ float charger to maintain a full charger under load so it ready to go when you are. A plain trickle-type battery charger will not suffice. As Bruce said, don't guess/assume, don't go replacing parts until old are tested, and get the Essential Manuals. Download a copy of '75 Tips for N-Owners' by Bruce(VA) and a copy of 'WIRING PICTOGRAMS by JMOR' from our HOW-TO's forum (click on LINK) . You can find everything you need right here on this site -no need to go searching for YouToob stuff where many are simply somebody's guesswork/opinions an often incorrect. ALL new aftermarket carbs are made in Cheena anyway, some are OK, most are cloned rip-offs that may or may not work, so doesn't matter if it's STEINER, those places are just suppliers, not the manufacturers. I'd buy your OEM Marvel-Schebler carb if you still have.


Tim Daley(MI)

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