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Re: Fordson Model F

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Maine Fordson

08-20-2010 20:20:16
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The little lever is meant to be connected to the commutator (a roundish part which is kinda like a distributor) at the front of the engine, fitted on the end of the camshaft. Turning this will advance or retard the spark (when starting the engine, the spark must be retarded as much as possible to prevent the crank from kicking back).

As for the two studs, my best guess is that they are the remnants of a governor mount.

The tractor looks good; the fenders (a desirable accessory) are in good shape, with the tool box lids straight and no rust-through. Also, the lugs on the rear wheels are not excessively worn.

Buy it!
-- Maine Fordson

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REPO

08-20-2010 21:07:58
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 Re: Fordson Model F in reply to Maine Fordson, 08-20-2010 20:20:16  
Would anyone have some good clear pictures of the commutator? Is this something that can be purchased? I guess it is missing, because I don't see it in the pictures.



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