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i am 16 years old and i just got my first 8n. well i worked on it everyday after school and i replaced the hydr. pumo gasget, pto drive gasget, oil filter, changed the moter and hydrolic fluid, rebuilt the carb. last night i cranked her over and she wouldnt start come to figure out that she was fludded so i drained the carb and cranked her over dry and she fired filled the carb back up and she fired up yaaaa.....:thThumbsU

i had between 25 and 30 psi of oil pressure and she was purring like a cat.
then she died on me started her back up and she ran, then she died.

come to figure out that the autoparts store sold me a 12 v battery (part my foult )

did i fry anything ?:praying:
 

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doubt it, but any lights you have are blown.. get a 12v coil, generator and you may need to reset the voltage regulator.. 12v conversions are a good idea and with a 12v battery, you might as well.
 

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doubt it, but any lights you have are blown.. get a 12v coil, generator and you may need to reset the voltage regulator.. 12v conversions are a good idea and with a 12v battery, you might as well.
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A generator and a voltage regulator ar not used with a 12v conversion..

Check out the "sticky" Forum for 12v conversions..Many online dealers sell the complete kit..
 

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Now to answer your ?, the coil is probably fired especially if it is a front mount 6v coil ran on 12v. The round can are much better at taking that kind of abuse but even they will fail in time.

25 to 30 psi on your oil is good for these old machines. As for the flooding carb it could be your float is set a bit to high or the new needle valve is leaking, it happens, the new one in the kits are not of the best quality.

Give us some pics of your tractor if you can we always enjoy looking at tractor porn.
 

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Was it dying because the carb was continuing to flood or was it electrical?

Be sure to shutoff your fuel valve, otherwise a stuck float valve can get gas from the flooding carb into the crankcase (diluting the oil).
 

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Thanks for the replys guys
And no It wasnt electrical I think it's In The carb, I don't really want to convert it to 12v I'l keep it as six but I hope I didn't fry anything as of rite now I don't think I did because she started about 3 or 4 times I just accidentally got the wrong battery wich makes me feel stupid :banghead3 but anyway I'l get u Gus some pictures but any idea on why she keeps dying on me
 

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Thanks for the replys guys
And no It wasnt electrical I think it's In The carb, I don't really want to convert it to 12v I'l keep it as six but I hope I didn't fry anything as of rite now I don't think I did because she started about 3 or 4 times I just accidentally got the wrong battery wich makes me feel stupid :banghead3 but anyway I'l get u Gus some pictures but any idea on why she keeps dying on me
Remember when you do get a new 6v battery, it is hooked up with the positive (+) going to the ground..
 

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:MTF_wel2:

A generator and a voltage regulator ar not used with a 12v conversion..

Check out the "sticky" Forum for 12v conversions..Many online dealers sell the complete kit..
I'm more informed on the Automotive side of things.. on a 12v conversion Ford car of simmilar vintage, it would take a 12v generator from a later model and reset the voltage regulator. Or an alternator could be wired.. My grandfather had a 12v converted '53 Golden Jubilee but I never looked to see what was in it
 

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just the way old tractors were lot of 6 volts especially they will run hoked up neg to ground but its best to hook em up right
 

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So I go to the autoparts store buy a 6v battery and huck it up backwards? And why?
Because it's probably a positive grounded system.

Need to get a manual.

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So just got inside from working on the n, and that's not the only problem I have the girlfriend is mad...... I wonder if it has anything to do with me spending more time with the tractor than her... :dunno:

Anyway I put the battery in her and fixed the float level because it was coming out of the air hose spicket. But now she docent have any spark and I'm sure it's from that twelve volt battery. I dint want to pull the distributed off because I was scared I would mess up the timing
 

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you cooked the coil, or you cooked the points. no big expense most likely, and ither is usually pretty easy to change..

And yes, the N has a positive ground, so it's wired backwards from anything your used to working on.
 

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Girls come and go, but a good tractor can last you a lifetime... Ooops did i say that out loud??

Probably killed the coil with 12v.
 

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points will be visibly burnt, and the coil wouldn't ohm out correctly if it was bad.. changing points or coil won't change timing unless you remove the distributor to change the points, and then just note rotor position
 

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FIrst of all is this a front mount or has the engine been changed to a side mount dizzy? If it is a front mount it is REALLY hard to get it out of time. Side mount you do not need to remove the dizzy to change or check the points. I assume it is a front mount.
 

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How do I check to see I the points are fryer and how do I not mess up the timeing
You have a 60 year old tractor, you're going to need to get comfortable with setting the timing.

So, instead of being worried about messing it up, learn what the timing is, and get good at setting it.

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