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Timing the Ford 9N series


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Default Timing the Ford 9N series

got everything for my tractor but need to know how to time it so it fires the right cylinder at the right time thanks for the help
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Firing order: 1-2-4-3
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Default Re: timing the ford 9n series

There is a discussion on the Ford 9N distributor you might find interesting
HERE http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=91138


Timing....it has been a while!

On the left side of the distributor housing is screw or cap screw. You can adjust the ignition timing by loosening the screw and pushing up or down on the screw to move the distributor plate.

Some N series tractors have timing marks on the flywheel wheel that you can see through an opening in the clutch housing on the right side of the tractor....cover plate? 9N TRACTORS DID NOT HAVE TIMING MARKS...Make sure that the #1 cylinder is on Top Dead Center of the compression stroke (factory setting)the look for timing marks....just in case things were changed on yours and you have them.

No timing light?...
Loosen the timing screw on the distributor side and start the engine and while it is running move it up or down until you hear the engine sounding "right". If it sounds like the engine is beginning to bog down the screw needs to be moved up.

Shut it down and start it back up.

If it tries to kick back the starter then you have it set a touch too early. Move the screw down a little and try it again.

As I mentioned TDC is the factory timing setting
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Thanks for the link. ill have to try that out
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