Soundguy has probably repaired more Fords than you and I have seen .............combined. Theres a time to talk, and a time to learn:)
That's a pretty good accusation to make for someone you don't even know. I think I am more than capable of getting a old tractor running. If the guy would have listened to the advice I gave in post 3 or 7 his tractor would be running. That is good advice for any old tractor/ car with no spark.Quote:
Originally Posted by Don87
Post number 7, made by you, was totally overuled by Soundguy, where................I believe he show 5 instances(I would need to count), where your diagnosis was innaccurate, and required more troubleshooting.
I wasn't trying to be a smarta**..............I just know when to turn the reigns over to the experts, that have been working on these since before you and I were born.
What's with these guys and never posting back? Did the OP get his 8N running?
If you know anything about a 8n, they were all 6 volt positive ground. Most but not all 6 volts are positive ground. I really don't see were Soundguy said to do more troubleshooting than what I did in post 7.Quote:
Originally Posted by Don87
First, make sure you have your voltmeter set to DC volts and not AC volts, been there done that!
I've found several different wiring diagrams of the 8N. One shows three wires on the key switch. The one from the battery you should see 6v to ground on that wire. If not then you have a broken wire, bad connection, bad wire end etc or a dead battery. This wiring diagram is the simplest one I found, although it appears some of it may be left out so I didn't include a link to it.
The other diagram shows shows a wire from the terminal block to the key switch then a wire from the key switch to the coil. From the terminal side of the key switch you should see your 6v to ground. If not then again its a bad wire, bad connection etc. You need to follow the wiring backwards until you find 6v to ground then work your way back to the switch replacing the wire, the ends or whatever it may need.
Heres a pretty good wiring diagram.
Harper Farms - Morgan County Georgia
Heres another of basically the same thing, although the first one appears to be a little easier to read
8N FRONT MOUNT WIRING INFO-ORIGINAL 6-VOLT
After looking at the diagram again I used a bad description, told you wrong or just flat out lied to ya, however you choose to look at it, although it was accidental. Both wires do come from the terminal block. The wire from the ammeter to the terminal block should be your 6v to ground. The wire then goes through your switch back to the terminal block then over to the coil. Sorry for the confusion.