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I have a 1951 Ford 8n. When going uphill or downhill the RPMs go crazy. It revs and stalls, revs and stalls. Is this a float issue in the carb or is it a governor issue? The tachometer is trash, so I can't tell what the actual rpms are.

I just bought this tractor, seems to run on the level pretty nice... not much of my property is level. Need to fix this.
 

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Sounds like the govenor from what little until you give. What is it doing when worked with a bush hog or something that varies the engine load?
 

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Be the govenor then, at least thats my opinion. Time to pull it and look for flat spots on the balls & check the race.
 

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Yes, but easy to make can use silicon but not recommended. However you are probably going to need other parts so order them at the same time.
 

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Check with the site sponsors, Steiners who help suppor this site would be a good place to start or you can check with Just 8N's. But I would open the governor up to be sure of what parts are actually needed to repair it. It won't be down long as shipping does not take that long.
 
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