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Re: 1951 8n wont start

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Indiana Ken

08-25-2013 19:18:42

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I am assuming this tractor ran before you did all the work. Since you replaced the plug wires - you might check to make sure each wire is routed to the correct spark plug. If you had the distributor out - then you should also check to insure it is timed correctly.

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08-25-2013 19:39:41

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 Re: 1951 8n wont start in reply to Indiana Ken, 08-25-2013 19:18:42  
no it didnt run, i pulled the head off and cleaned out the cylinders, because they were nasty and 2 were rusty and one had a stuck valve. now they compression up good. I didnt take the distributor out.

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Bill Rowles

08-25-2013 23:04:02

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 Re: 1951 8n wont start in reply to 78camaro327, 08-25-2013 19:39:41  
Problem has to be ignition system if it won't run on starting fluid spray and if the air filter and muffler are not plugged up with wasp nests or mouse treasures that restrict air flow in and out. Do more trouble shooting or get some help if you are not able to use electrical test equipment (or don't have it).

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