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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2021 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8N? Angle Drive Distributor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

wore out wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:43:55 05/15/21)
I wonder what the tag on the distributor says? Looks like a Delco or possibly an Autolite tag.

Delco made conversion distributors for many engines/tractors that were sold as aftermarket accessories/updates.

Autolite probably did, as well.


If it IS a Delco, it's wildly POSSIBLE that it would use the same crossed helical gearset as they used in their upright distributor conversions such as the one pictured on an IH engine in the photo below.

If that would happen to be true those Delcos are a LOT easier to find and gears could be swapped over to the Ford version.


 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 1:22 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8N? Angle Drive Distributor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's likely an engine swap out of a gen set or pump. Does it have a GP-6050 stamped on top of head and two holes up by the neck?


 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:01 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8N? Angle Drive Distributor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Kirk-NJ wrote:
(quoted from post at 04:22:25 05/16/21) It's likely an engine swap out of a gen set or pump. Does it have a GP-6050 stamped on top of head and two holes up by the neck?

<a href=https://imgur.com/BJfGsdv><img src=https://i.imgur.com/BJfGsdvl.jpg title=source: imgur.com /></a>


Does not have the holes.

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:10 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8N? Angle Drive Distributor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

wore out wrote:
(quoted from post at 12:43:55 05/15/21)
I wonder what the tag on the distributor says? Looks like a Delco or possibly an Autolite tag.

Delco made conversion distributors for many engines/tractors that were sold as aftermarket accessories/updates.

Autolite probably did, as well.


Looks like it is a. Autolite.

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8N? Angle Drive Distributor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What you have looks very much like my angle drive with Wico Magneto from a Gen Set with N tractor engine. Mine does not have the oiling scheme like yours. I replaced the Wico Mag with a Autolite distributor much like yours except mine is from a Jeep. A front mount distributor should bolt right on no problem. You may need idler pulley to keep belt away from distributor wires.
I can find parts list and numbers for Fairbanks Morse angle drive as used on war time tractors but the gears are very different. I can not find parts list for Wico Angle drive. Why do you think your gears failed if your oil line was working?
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8N? Angle Drive Distributor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Kirk-NJ wrote:
(quoted from post at 05:22:25 05/16/21) It's likely an engine swap out of a gen set or pump. Does it have a GP-6050 stamped on top of head and two holes up by the neck?

<a href=https://imgur.com/BJfGsdv><img src=https://i.imgur.com/BJfGsdvl.jpg title=source: imgur.com /></a>
What were the two holes used for?
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8N? Angle Drive Distributor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

" A front mount distributor should bolt right on no problem.".. I guess you mean bolt right onto the engine timing cover & not to the adapter, as I only see one mounting bolt provision at his distributor.?
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8N? Angle Drive Distributor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

JMOR, look at the JBWeld block repair photo and the bracket right above #75-890 B that Alt/ Gen and oil filter bolt too. I have never seen a bracket like that.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2021 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Ford 8N? Angle Drive Distributor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Duner Wi wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:59:38 05/16/21) JMOR, look at the JBWeld block repair photo and the bracket right above #75-890 B that Alt/ Gen and oil filter bolt too. I have never seen a bracket like that.
Neither have I. Different.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 6:05 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8N? Angle Drive Distributor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Duner Wi wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:12:08 05/16/21) What you have looks very much like my angle drive with Wico Magneto from a Gen Set with N tractor engine. Mine does not have the oiling scheme like yours. I replaced the Wico Mag with a Autolite distributor much like yours except mine is from a Jeep. A front mount distributor should bolt right on no problem. You may need idler pulley to keep belt away from distributor wires.
I can find parts list and numbers for Fairbanks Morse angle drive as used on war time tractors but the gears are very different. I can not find parts list for Wico Angle drive. Why do you think your gears failed if your oil line was working?


I want to thank everyone for the help. I was concerned whether the front mount distributor would rub the belt from the crankshaft to the water pump? If I require an idler pulley, is there already a place to bolt it onto the block?
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 10:55 am    Post subject: Re: Ford 8N? Angle Drive Distributor Reply to specific post Reply with quote

zmanvortex wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:05:37 05/19/21)
Duner Wi wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:12:08 05/16/21) What you have looks very much like my angle drive with Wico Magneto from a Gen Set with N tractor engine. Mine does not have the oiling scheme like yours. I replaced the Wico Mag with a Autolite distributor much like yours except mine is from a Jeep. A front mount distributor should bolt right on no problem. You may need idler pulley to keep belt away from distributor wires.
I can find parts list and numbers for Fairbanks Morse angle drive as used on war time tractors but the gears are very different. I can not find parts list for Wico Angle drive. Why do you think your gears failed if your oil line was working?


I want to thank everyone for the help. I was concerned whether the front mount distributor would rub the belt from the crankshaft to the water pump? If I require an idler pulley, is there already a place to bolt it onto the block?


It will be close but it won't rub. Might rub a wire though if you don't take care and tie them up.

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