Get your ESSENTIAL MANUALS out and review. There's NO threaded hole on the front mount that affixes to the coil. Pigtail contact under the unit to condenser screw head, yes. SEE "C" in picture. Did you set the timing correctly? Point gap is .015" and offset timing set on your bench according to the manuals. Test before mounting -see 75 Tips. Unit is mounted one way only, get it off 180 and you bust the base for good. Firing order is: 1, 2, 4, 3 CCW. 6V (12V too) requires OEM Ballast Resistor, 6V requires 1-Wire/3-Brush generator with the roundcan cutout. Starter Motor = 1-Wire Unit with NO SOLENOID.
FORD N-TRACTOR FRONT MOUNT DISTRIBUTOR:
HOW TO SET TIMING:
RESULTS WHEN UNIT IS MOUNTED 180° OFF:
FORD 8N-SERIES TRACTOR OEM 6V/POS GRN WIRING PICTOGRAM:
FORD OEM BALLAST RESISTOR -USED ONLY WITH FRONT MOUNT DISTRIBUTOR:
FORD TRACTOR FRONT MOUNT DISTRIBUTOR FIRING ORDER; 1,2,4,3 CCW:
HELP: The LH resistor Terminal Post connects to the COIL Stud Terminal Post as you face the back off dash. OEM Wiring is RED.
FORD 9N/2N ESSENTIAL OWNER/OPERATOR/PARTS/SERVICE MANUALS:
FORD 8N TRACTOR ESSENTIAL OWNER/OPERATOR/PARTS/SERVICE MANUALS:
75 TIPS FOR N-OWNERS by BRUCE(VA)