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Cal Sexsmith    Posted 03-05-2022 at 15:19:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Ford 8N stalling and back firing
  • While plowing snow today by tractor quite suddenly back fired and stalled and would not restart. I noticed a fair bit of snow melting off the block so I assumed the ignition may have gotten wet. I came back to it about half an hour later and it restarted and I headed back to the garage. However it starting running rough after a couple of minutes and again backfired, but not as loud, and stalled and again wouldn't restart. Is the problem wet ignition? if so, what should I do about it? If not, what might the problem be?

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 03-06-2022 at 23:24:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Ford 8N stalling and back firing
  • WD 40 is a good way to dry out a wet dist cap. Plug wires are dry, no?

    Bruce(VA)    Posted 03-05-2022 at 16:43:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • 6v or 12v?

    Front or side distributor?

    Cal Sexsmith    Posted 03-07-2022 at 07:59:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Ford 8N stalling and back firing
  • 12 volt with front distributor. After I posted the first message I went back to tinker a bit more. I then discovered that gas was dripping from the carb. Turns out the problem was a frozen carb not wet ignition. Running fine again.

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