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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Board

Re: 1947 9N Starting issues

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Posted by Dell (WA) on November 25, 2012 at 20:36:54 from (

In Reply to: 1947 9N Starting issues posted by Ed Douville on November 25, 2012 at 16:34:52:

Ed.......welcome, you'll find yer weird 4-nipple dizzy a little "different" from conventional 5-nipple dizzys. Ittza 2-bolt, 15-min job to remove the dizzy and adjust the points (0.015") on the kitchen table. Just un-snapple the capple and letter dangle. Installation is a reversal of the removal ...except... finger start the 2-bolts and install the rotor. Now rotate the rotor until the OFFSET drive tang drops into the OFFSET drive slot in front of camshaft and now tighten yer 2-bolts. Now re-snapple yer capple. Simple, eh?

By being OFFSET, you can NEVER install yer dizzy outta time. (without breaking sumptin)

Remember to polish the INVISIBLE corrosion from between the points (0.015") after installation. Me? I use a clean $1-bill clamped between the points (0.015") and pull. Iff'n yer really cheap, tear a strip from HEAVY brown paper grocery sack and use that.

Ennytime you have starting issues, replace yer sparkies, NO ARGUE!!!
Recommend AutoLite 437's gapped 0.025". Don't throw yer FLOODED sparkies away, clean'n'dry them one-atta-time in HOT running engine and save'um fer the next time. (and there will be a next time)

Iff'n I hadda make a guess why yer engine don't run fer you, check yer FIRING ORDER. 1,2,4,3. #1 is next to the radiator. Many nuebie shadetree mechanics swap sparkie wires 4 & 3. The N-Engine is SOOOoooo GOOOoood that it will start on just 2-sparkies but won't have enny power just as you are complaining. .......Dell, yer self-appointed sparkie-meister


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