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Re: Ford 8N ignition issues

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03-13-2013 19:13:18

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With a front mount distributor, you should use the original ballast resistor on

the back side of the dash board. Wire wound.

If you have a 6V coil on a 12V conversion, you would need the ceramic one too.

If you have a 12V coil, you only need the ballast resistor. The ceramic one
isn't the same as the ballast resistor.

You've changed parts, which may have helped or hurt, but now that you have

different symptoms, go back and follow the steps Bruce posted for you again.

They should get you to the right point.
You're close, just slow down and do some troubleshooting. It will run. :)

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03-13-2013 19:33:18

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 Re: Ford 8N ignition issues in reply to Royse, 03-13-2013 19:13:18  
I never changed part just replaced with new one! I guess the ballist resistor on back of dash was never used I'm assuming cause when I found out there was a resistor back there I looked and there wasn't anything attached and I check for continuity and I got nothing so I think it's bad! The ceramic resistor was the only resistor used and we replaced it with a new one assuming a 12v one if there is diff ones! The old coil was a 12v and we bought a new 12v to replace it! We replaced the contact points and the guy that owns the tractor supposedly set the points when I took it to him and since we have pretty much done everything and we are finally getting fire but just won't start it will hit once maybe twice I'm thinking that he may have set points wrong but I don't know how or what they are supposed to be set at! We are thinking its either the points are set wrong or I'm having gas issues getting to engine! I know since the ballist resistor wasn't connected to begin with and has ran before it should run again just need to figure out what's going on now! Just thinking it could be points but need to know what to set at! If you have any other ideas let me know!

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