Re: 2N dies when PTO engaged
As long as there is still a little bit of "finger" on the points, you could possibly adjust them to .015" and go again. No need for new points unless the finger is gone. If it is completely gone, check your distributor cam for rust or flaking. If it is rough, that is what is chewing your points up prematurely. Most of the time those Marvel Scheblers will not run rich unless the needle and seat is shot. They actually need to have the mainjet bored out a little bit to run really good.
Your governor may need rebuilt as well, as it may not be compensating properly for the additional load placed on the motor. This is a common problem in these old N series tractors.
Your coil may be a culprit as well if it is not applying the proper voltage to fire the spark plugs. This will give you a false "rich" reading on your spark plugs.
I am a vintage Ford tractor restoration mechanic. If you have any more questions, feel free to PM me. We have an original Sun distributor machine and I can rebuild your distributor for you without having the tractor here. I can also rebuild your governor as we have the original Ford governor tool from way back in our dealership days. Our shop is the midwest's specialty Ford restoration guys and have been keeping these things going for a long time. Check walthillservice.com if you want.
This is by no means to be read as a guy begging for work, only to let you know about our capabilities. There are a lot of tricks to these things that a lot of people dont know about. Believe me, I fix a lot of other "mechanic's" mistakes.