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timing adjustment for ford 9N

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David Calhoun

08-28-2011 22:17:44

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I recently changed my electrical system to 12-volts. I also installed a electronic ignition kit and done away with the old points and condenser. I think I may have gotten the timing off, How is the best way to check the timing and make adjustments?

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08-29-2011 10:06:42

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 Re: timing adjustment for ford 9N in reply to David Calhoun, 08-28-2011 22:17:44  
HI Dave..

Fisk's old tractor?

First verify your firing order..1-2-4-3.
If out of order it can run fine, just lack power.

Most 9n's never had timing marks on the motor to go by. I've never dealt with the EI, but normally there is a screw on the side of the distributor that adjusts the timing. you loosen the screw then move it up or down to adjust.
Just do it by ear till it runs the best. I know you know what your doin, you've worked on Bev and I's junk enough.

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08-29-2011 07:01:24

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 Re: timing adjustment for ford 9N in reply to IAJayhawk, 08-28-2011 22:17:44  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeThere is no easy way to set a front mount with EI/sq can coil. That is why the manufacturer didn't include such a procedure in his instructions.

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08-28-2011 23:40:02

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 Re: timing adjustment for ford 9N in reply to David Calhoun, 08-28-2011 22:17:44  
Need more info....

Why the change? Because you were upgrading or trying to fix a problem?

Front or side mount????

12 or 6 volt?????

Lot of questions you did not address.

So tell the whole story and then you can get some help!


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08-29-2011 10:18:07

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 Re: timing adjustment for ford 9N in reply to oldtanker, 08-28-2011 23:40:02  
Sorry Rick, but I just gotta do this..

"Need more info...." >re-read the question.

"Why the change? Because you were upgrading or trying to fix a problem?" >Irrelevent, He's asking how to adjust the timing on a 9N.

"Front or side mount????" >NO 9N motor was EVER made with a side mount distributor. If it had a side mount it would be an 8N.

"12 or 6 volt?????" >First sentence says it's 12v.

"Lot of questions you did not address." >It's all there IF you actually read the question.

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Cush Al

08-29-2011 19:39:12

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 Re: timing adjustment for ford 9N in reply to dlplost, 08-29-2011 10:18:07  
lol If it ran before conversion, then, if nothing is grounded to the dist housing...should fire! Make sure you have a good ground! If in doubt put some milk on it! Then hold the neighbors cat! When the cat starts likin' turn the key!!!! If you both pee at the same time you are almost there!

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