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Old 04-29-2017, 06:34:00 AM
Nate Bolduc Nate Bolduc is offline
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Last night, I pulled my Fordson out of storage and went to fire it up. When I went to retard the spark, the "distributor" wouldn't move. I was able to tap it to retard it, but it is still hard to move. I didn't take it apart and was wondering what was going on there?

At least it fired right up!
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Default Re: Fordson Distributor

Nate I assume you are talking about the timer that controls the coils on the side of the block. It is connected to the dash so it can be advanced or retarded when needed. It should rotate freely where it is mounted off the end of the camshaft. Disconnect the connecting rod and try to rotate it with your hand. I don't know much about this system since I put cam drives on most of my tractors. Good luck Ed B
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