Topic: Re: Ford 8N Starting Problem|
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I read slow, so let me make sure I follow.
"Clip jumper from hot at starter to clip on other side of tractor for use as needed when needed."
Starter only has power when the solenoid is activated, so I hope you mean from the battery side of the solenoid here.
It may not be necessary at all if you have power to the coil with the key on.
"Points are open on distr." and "NO voltage reading from either coil when wired positive post to side post on distr."
If those two happen at the same time, then yes, you have a short in the distributor.
It could be the feed through the side, or something internal being grounded.
You can isolate that with voltage readings (key on) or with resistance
readings (power off) by unhooking/disconnecting the components in the distributor
until you find the problem. I prefer to use resistance readings and save the battery.
"Please confirm that the coil for a positive ground tractor should receive battery power on the coil's negative post "
Sounds right to me, but it will work either way.
I would probably start by just unhooking the points from the feed through
and see if the terminal on the points is still grounded.
Let us know what you find!
Re: Ford 8N Starting Problem in reply to Royse, 11-08-2012 20:36:42
|Yes, battery cable to starter side of solenoid at the solenoid. |
Your comment: "It may not be necessary at all if you have power to the coil with the key on."
Excellent point - and I do have power to the coil.
You wrote: You can isolate that with voltage readings (key on) or with resistance readings (power off) by unhooking/disconnecting the components in the distributor until you find the problem.
Correct - and that's what I'll be working further on when I get time to get back to it. After having identified and solved the problem of short with side feed thru distr, I'll be working with points and condenser. Have I really burned up 3 sets due to short at distr side feed??? Going for 4 I suppose.
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