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removing a 9N distributor

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Eric in Sonoma, Ca

03-07-2018 15:48:04

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When the distributor is removed is it necessary to note the position of the points and reinstall the same way?

Is it possible to mess up the timing when removing and reinstalling the distributor?

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Bruce (VA)

03-07-2018 15:56:30

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 Re: removing a 9N distributor in reply to Eric in Sonoma, Ca, 03-07-2018 15:48:04  
The tang has a wide side and a narrow side. So does the cam. Match them up off the tractor. Then, place the distributor on the tractor and turn it until you feel the tang slide into the slot before you tighten the bolts. Don't worry about the points. Did you set the timing after you set the points? Done a continuity check?

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Eric in Sonoma, Ca

03-07-2018 16:00:16

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 Re: removing a 9N distributor in reply to Bruce (VA), 03-07-2018 15:56:30  
I have not done anything yet. The tractor is stuck at my parents house so I'm planning ahead.

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03-07-2018 16:11:39

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 Re: removing a 9N distributor in reply to Eric in Sonoma, Ca, 03-07-2018 16:00:16  
As Bruce said, its nearly idiot proof.

If you are going to replace the points or clean them, take a ruler, 1/4" drill bit and an ohm meter plus your feeler gauges, and your i&t fo-4 manual.

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