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Re: 8n Front mount distribitor 6v

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08-10-2014 15:56:21

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Sounds like the terminal block may have been damaged, causing a short, or one of the wires connected to it is somehow shorted, or a wire terminal is turned and contacting something that is grounded.

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Patrick Wood

08-11-2014 04:46:53

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 Re: 8n Front mount distribitor 6v in reply to Bob, 08-10-2014 15:56:21  
The resistor block and terminal block are one in the same?
I know that the resistor has two connections and then there is a third bolt that has about 4 wires going to it.
Can you explain how works? Doe sthat supply a voltage to all those wires? Because teh wire that burnt had voltage as it was on teh same stud asthe Neg cable from the battery.

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Bruce (VA)

08-11-2014 05:37:26

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 Re: 8n Front mount distribitor 6v in reply to Patrick Wood, 08-11-2014 04:46:53  

" The resistor block and terminal block are one in the same?"

While the terms are commonly used to mean the same part, your tractor has a resistor block......that's a terminal block to which a resistor is attached. A terminal block, used on mid-50's to 52 8N's, did not have a resistor.

" Doe sthat supply a voltage to all those wires?"

Google "wiring diagram JMOR" to get a visual of what it's supposed to look like wired.

The center post is the "common"; all but 2 wires attach there.

The top two posts are for the resistor. Attach the wire to the coil on the left & the wire to the ignition switch on the right. That puts the resistor between the switch & the coil.

As to your problem......

Make a visual inspection first, compared to the JMOR diagram. You will probably find something burnt at the short.

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