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Fordson Tractors Discussion Board

FSM timing Q's.

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Posted by Richard hare on April 30, 2011 at 05:50:49 from (

Morning Gentlemen,

My 1961 FSM is sick and needs help!
Bought it running badly.
Found 5 bent push-rods. (It"d been started using the decompress, combined with ether)
Thought I should check further and wound up putting in new rings, rods and main bearings.
Decoked and did valves.
Injectors serviced.
Replaced bent pushrods.
All back together,........and Still runs badly!
Going by paint, I believe Injection pump has been changed at some point.
(I got a froze-up pump with it, and the one on tractor is painted red, while the old pump is its original silver)
I have looked at timing a few times, and when it is set on 23 degrees BTDC, it won"t start at all,
but when I turn the pump a bit on the adjustment slots, it will run,...
But With Vast Clouds of black smoke, and only firing on 2 or 3 cylinders.

Where do I go from here?
I should add that the engine # is;

Pump now fitted is;
SPE-4A 70 S 296.
below is a stamped number,....5448B

Thank you for your time Gentlemen!



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