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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:33 pm    Post subject: ford 8n Reply to specific post Reply with quote

hi i just bought 1950 8n but will only run with the choke out
the guy just put a carb kit in it can someone tell me what my
be wrong and the sets for the two adjusment screws thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: ford 8n Reply to specific post Reply with quote

1950 as in the early 50 with front mount distributor or the later with side mount?? Can make a difference as to how to fix.
Also 6 or 12 volts??
This may sound wrong but check your spark and make sure it is a good blue/white and will jump a 1/4 inch gap or more. If you have that then pull the carb drain plug and let the fuel flow for a few minutes. Catch it so as to look for water/dirt etc.
As for carb seeing the idle screw which is close the the top of the carb set it at 1-1/2 turns out. The main jet set at 2 full turns out.
By the way just because a carb was rebuilt does not mean it was done so correctly and it could still have some junk in it clogging the main jety
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:59 pm    Post subject: Re: ford 8n Reply to specific post Reply with quote

assuming spark is good ( check ).. move on to fuel.

cound be real lean due to a vacume leak.. or plugged fuel flow.

drain fuel from carb into jar.. should continually pee a pencil stream. not drip.. check for at least 30-40 seconds to allow for draining carb bowl and fuel line.

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