Yesterday's Tractor Co. Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Farmall & IHC Tractors Discussion Forum
Show Parts for Model:

Re: F-20 assembly question

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Ron W

06-26-2013 14:13:07

Report to Moderator

Changing governors does nothing but put the mag out of time. Unless you pulled the camshaft or crankshaft, you don;t need to worry.

Timing E4As are just as easy as F4s. You want to remove #1 spark plug, and make sure you can see the marks on the flywheel. I like to set mine so that just after top dead center the mag trips (impulse coupling trips). That way you don;t get bit. Of course, you want it set this way with the mag lever in the half way position.

How you time the coupling in that there are two 1/4" bolts opposite from each other. Take them out. Pull the distributor cap. Rotate the mag until rotor in mag is on #1. Then rotate the engine until #1 is at top dead center. Match up one bolt on the coupler and screw it in hand tight. Rotate the engine and see where it trips. If it trips early, advance to the next hole. If it trips late, roll the coupler back a hole. After a while you get good at this. Like riding a bike.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
EM Iowa

06-26-2013 14:52:54

Report to Moderator
 Re: F-20 assembly question in reply to Ron W, 06-26-2013 14:13:07  
I did have the cam out. I made sure the timing marks were aligned when I put it in. The only thing I was worried about was that when the timing marks were aligned the #1 piston was at TDC right before the intake stroke. I though it was supposed to be the power stroke. Is it easy to work on E4A's and swap out parts between them, because I have many parts mags and I don't know if any of them work.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

06-26-2013 16:32:38

Report to Moderator
 Re: F-20 assembly question in reply to EM Iowa, 06-26-2013 14:52:54  
The problem with the E4A is the coil is the armature. They cost alot! Coil in F4 is about $42.00 about 1/3 the price of E4A. Most guy switch over. Hope you have a good E4A coil.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2018 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters