Ford 8N points

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Ford 8N points

Postby leerenovations » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:02 pm

OK, I must be missing something. Ill be honest Ive worked on a lot of tractors. But now Ive got a 49 Ford 8n that I cant for the life of me figure out how to change the points. I ve got new points but when I open it up, its all strange to me. Ill admit that I haven't changed points in hears and even then Ive only changed a couple of sets. I am just lost. Has anyone else had this problem, maybe I need someone to send me to points school.

Can anyone give me a step by step for changing the points so I can get spark?


BTW, it the front mount distributor.
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Re: Ford 8N points

Postby Bezirk » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:24 am

I have a 48 8n and The only way to get to the points is to pull the distributor , observre the position of the rotor when you remove it and reinstall it at the same position. They are a bit aggrevating but not too bad to work with.

I started out with nothing and now I only have half of that left !

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