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Re: Ford 8n ignition issues

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alaskaguy12

06-29-2020 20:23:21




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I donít have a plug gap checker so I pulled all the plug lines going from the distributor cap to the spark plugs and let them jump to a ground over a 1/4 inch away (The engine block). All were able to make the jump with a nice spark. When the I removed the bolt from the carb the gas flows out at a pretty steady pace. I would say it would qualify as the minimum flow you described (pint jar in under 2 minutes). I also went ahead and check the points to insure they are getting power and they are getting a solid reading from my meter. I also went ahead and checked the engine for compression while I had the plugs out and got a 100psi give or take a few psi out of each cylinder. It is a 6 volt system with a side mount distributor. Prior to the replacements I described I found the original rotator and distributor cap had made contact, breaking the rotor and gouging the points inside the distributor cap which spurred the replacement. Is it possibly a timing issue that was created from when the rotor was having resistance against it?

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Bruce(VA)

06-30-2020 04:20:53




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 Re: Ford 8n ignition issues in reply to alaskaguy12, 06-29-2020 20:23:21  
" Is it possibly a timing issue that was created from when the rotor was having resistance against it? "

No.


" I found the original rotator and distributor cap had made contact"

Why?

Make sure you have the little clip under the rotor.

Make sure you have NO sideways movement in the shaft.

Double check the firing order, 1-2-4-3, CCW

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