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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Forum
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Re: 8n coil not making contact front mt.

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Dell (WA)

06-17-2013 01:25:08
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Cal........use a pair of pliers and BEND/TWIST yer squarecan coil blade terminal so it will make contact with the top slot of yer weird 4-nipple dizzy. Simple, eh?

ALL the 4-nipple crab-caps that I've ever seen have molded sparkie numbers that relate to the firing order 1,2,4,3 CCW. It should be intuitively obvious, even iff'n the molded numbers are OFF, hook-up yer sparkie wires to match the REAL firing order 1,2,4,3 CCW. That means you will haffta manually swapp sparkies 3&4 iff'n yer reported numbers on the 4-nipple cap are as reported 1,2,3,4.

You do know ittza 2-bolt, 15-min job to remove the weird 4-nipple dizzy and set/adjust the points (0.015") on the kitchen table, don't you??? Just un-snapple yer capple and letter dangle and walk. Installation is a reversal of the removal ...except... finger start the 2-bolts; install yer rotor and rotate until the OFFSET drive tang fits the camshaft OFFSET drive slot. Now tighten yer 2-bolts and re-snapple yer capple. Simple, eh?

Remember to "polish" the INVISIBLE corrosion from between yer points (0.015") after installation. Me? I clamp a clean $1-bill between the points and pull. Iff'n yer really cheap, tear a strip from HEAVY brown paper grocery sack and use that.

Keep yer itchy-twitchy fingers off'n them handy-dandy carb tweek-ums. They SELDOM go bad. Iff'n ya done tweeked them, 'fess-up and we'll instruct you how to reset them.

It ain't none of yer resistors. Resistors are like lightbulbs, they either work or they don't. The BIGGEST cause of ruff-runnin' and hard startin' is yer weaksister ignition switch. ($10, cheap) ........Dell, yer self-appointed sparkie-meister

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Skyler

06-17-2013 18:47:03
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 Re: 8n coil not making contact front mt. in reply to Dell (WA), 06-17-2013 01:25:08  
I do have a new key switch also. Cal



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Skyler

06-17-2013 17:08:35
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 Re: 8n coil not making contact front mt. in reply to Dell (WA), 06-17-2013 01:25:08  
Hi Dell, the caps are marked wrong. You have to put 4 to the input marked 3 and visa versa. Thanks, running good. Cal



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skyler

06-17-2013 06:51:01
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 Re: 8n coil not making contact front mt. in reply to Dell (WA), 06-17-2013 01:25:08  
Hi, thanks. Yes I have turned carb screws. I am about to go at it again. Pulling the dist...is only 2 bolts, but I am so sore. Getting old. Thanks on bending the tab. I have read both of your posts many times in the past. Just couldn't put it all together. Dropping screws on the ground at 2am and having them dissappear, among other little things has turned this into a job. I will report back later. There are so many conflicting posts out there about this and that, 1 ballast or 2 ballast resistors just to name a few drives me crazy. I am glad you two have responded. You guys are knowledgeable I will follow your advise.Thanks, Cal

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