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Re: 1951 8n wont start

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08-27-2013 02:38:17

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Since you didn't remove the distributor, I'm wondering if you re-plugged the plug wires on the cap 180 degrees off.
The side mount has two sets of timing marks - You want the ones the indicate cylinder number one is coming up on the compression stroke. As RG pointed out, firing order is from front to back, 1,2,4,3.

Remove your number one spark plug; put your finger over the spark plug hole and bring the piston toward TDC on the compression stroke. (You'll feel compression with your finger)

Remove the wire that goes from the coil to the side of the distributor. Move it aside being certain that it doesn't contact a ground on the tractor.
Connect one lead of an analog volt ohm meter to ground and the other to the post sticking out the side of the distributor.
With the VOM set to read resistance - Turn the flywheel to 4 BTDC and rotate the distributor back and forth. The needle will bounce when the points make contact. You want the distributor set to where the points just begin to open.
Tighten the distributor clamp; reconnect the coil to distributor wire and you should be about as close to perfect timing as you can get.

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08-27-2013 19:28:17

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 Re: 1951 8n wont start in reply to DollarBill, 08-27-2013 02:38:17  
thanks, i will have to give that a shot. Thats the best advice ive gotten in a long time :D ill let you know how it goes.

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