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Re: Ford 8n runs for five minutes then dies. Will not restar...

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S. Teaford

06-25-2013 11:44:54

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It is a 48ford 8n with a six volt electrical system with the distributor in the front. It use to run for an hour or so before it cut off. Now it run for about five minutes no warning no missing just completely dies.
To get it started when it hasn"t been run for a few day we have to pull it five feet and it will immediately start up. If you try to start it with the starter is won"t fire at all. What is going on???

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Dell (WA)

06-25-2013 12:48:16

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 Re: Ford 8n runs for five minutes then dies. Will not restar... in reply to S. Teaford, 06-25-2013 11:44:54 you ever read the answers to yer querry? Yesterday, I wrote.........there are 4-common runtime issues with the N-Engine.

1) runs fer about 1-min and quits; restarts innna'bout 5-mins; BAD condenser....NOT yer problem as stated

2) runs fer about 1-hr and quits; restarts after 4-hr cool down; BAD squarecan ignition coil; NOT yer problem

3) runs fer about 15-mins and quits; restarts after'bout 30-mins; BAD weaksister ignition switch, could be yer problem; NEW ignition switch ($10, cheap)

4) runs fer about 5-mins and quits; restarts innna'bout 5-mins; CLOGGED in tank fuel filter. sound like yer problem??? You will haffta un-screw yer glass bulb valve to clean the 2-tubes attached to the glass valve assy."

Read response #2, about the squarecan sparkie coil, it'll run fer about 1-Hr and dies Read response #3, weaksister ignition switch

Heres the deal, some previous shadetree owner "BYPASSED" the infamous ballast resistor for HOTTER sparkies and quicker starting. Well guess what??? That DUMB previous owner has now caused the insulative tar to melt inside the squarecan coil and short out some of the windings and AMAZINGLY enuff, WEAK SPARKIES and hard starting with less-than-stout 6-volt battery. That is WHY you can tow-start yer 8N 'cuz the battery ain't being dragged down by the ignition coil ballast resistor scheme.

HTH........Dell, yer sparkie-meister

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