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Re: Fordson F Manual

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Mike Farmer

12-31-2010 06:08:00

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What I do is: -
Remove all the spark plugs just to make life easier. Then. Take off the side panel(valve/pushrod cover)turn the engine carefully until the No2 push rod goes full down-that is No1 inlet valve fully closed, continue to turn carefully until No1 piston is at TDC. It is now in firing position for No1. Providing your mag is correctly set if you now refit mag with the rotor arm pointing at the No1 lead, thats it. At this stage ensure that you have the intermediate drive 'dog' in place. Bolt the mag up where it is as there is no rotational adjustment available. Refit remaining plug leads remember its 1-2-4-3. Now you can spend the rest of the day with a starting handle swearing or you can start it on the belt pulley from another tractor. If you want a fairly simple repair manual try They have them priced 8.00 guess that will be about $20.00 with postage. MTF

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George McKenzie

12-31-2010 09:41:44

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 Re: Fordson F Manual in reply to Mike Farmer, 12-31-2010 06:08:00  
Thank's Mike What I use to do is put my thumb over the hole to get the compression stroke . Then put a wire in the hole to get the piston at the top .This only works if you can reach the piston and have room when it is at the top . I was told you can't pull a Fordson to start them because of the rear end .A few years ago I visited Fred Hydrick in CA and he showed me an electric starter that was portable that would go in where the crank fit and would spin the motor It would work on alot of tractors .His was a 110 motor geard down on a stand with wheels

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Mike Farmer

01-01-2011 05:11:32

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 Re: Fordson F Manual in reply to George McKenzie, 12-31-2010 09:41:44  
I should have said that. You are right DON'T tow it. You will maybe get away with it most times but the day you dont then you got lots of expensive. However: - if you get someone turning the handle just as you start to tow it will give you a better chance. But towing is not for me. Incidently I've actually got a brand new boxed set of C5 plugs. But no sir they are not for sale. MTF

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12-31-2010 19:59:23

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 Re: Fordson F Manual in reply to George McKenzie, 12-31-2010 09:41:44  
Gibbard's book, page 35, shows the electric cranking machine they used at the end of the assembly line.

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