Having a heck of a time with timing on my D17.
Bought it last year had points ran great.
Couple months ago i left the ignition on and fried the points.
Its a 12v positive generator.
Decided to switch to electric ignition.
Had to adjust the timing a hair to get it running but nothing drastic.
Then after sitting a couple weeks it wouldnt start kept backfiring. Had to turn the distributer probably a quarter turn but then it ran good and strong.
Now, a couple weeks later, it wont start again and backfires.
So it seems that it keeps jumping out of time.
The previous ownervsaid the owner before had gone through the engine with the intention of making it a pulling tractor if that would have anything to do with anything.
Any guesses would be appreciated!!!!