Thank you for the replies Gentlemen,
It appears that the Fordson tractor pages Forum us down at present. I have tried to go there for a few days and it says unavailable.
Reading through past posts here, it Appears that my engine and pump should work together.
Yes Bendee, I think I need the manual!
One suggestion I had, was that this pump may be from an engine with the different poump mounting.
(Some pumps lean in to-wards the block, and some are mounted upright, depending on whick mounting block is used) I will try another mounting I have, and see if it brings things closer to where they should be.
Also, I am sure the pump coupler has been changed, but can't figure out the ramifications of this!...........apart from the possibility that the timing mark may have nothing to do with actual timing!
One more question if I may;
How close to coreect timing is it, if a tractor runs badly with smoke and missing? As in, are we out a quarter turn on the pump, or are we within 10 degrees, or what?
Thank you again!!