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8N Red Belly doesn't have any power


 
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KimberlyC740
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:02 am    Post subject: 8N Red Belly doesn't have any power Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My husband and I have a '51 8N and it started out great. Now it acts like it doesn't have hardly any power. Has a new water pump and radiator. Checked all 3 fuel filters. Any suggestions?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:07 am    Post subject: Re: 8N Red Belly doesn't have any power Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Have you checked ignition and to see that it is fireing on all 4 cyls?

Soundguy

 

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:09 am    Post subject: Re: 8N Red Belly doesn't have any power Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Kimberly,

No power or low power problems are a common thread on this board. For a ton of info, search the archives for "power".
In the meantime checkout this link for some ideas to get you started.
Post back with your results and you will get the advice you need to get back up and running.

Have you changed anything recently? Checked Spark Plug firing order? 1243.

Hope this helps
TooTall


 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:13 am    Post subject: Re: 8N Red Belly doesn't have any power Reply to specific post Reply with quote

WHY does it have a new water pump and radiator?

With no more information for us to go on, the fact these have been replaced sends up a couple of "red flags".

Was the engine oveheated BEFORE these parts were replace, POSSIBLY damaging it?

Was the distributor sprayed with leaking coolant, POSSIBLY shorting out the cap, or causing other distributor or coil problems?

Could a couple of spark plug wires have gotten swapped aroung while the pump and radiator were being replaced?

 

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: 8N Red Belly doesn't have any power Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Check the spark(FAT & BLUISH-WHITE SPARK ). If it OK, then open the tank valve, hold a container under the carb and remove the big plug at the bottom of the carb. Fuel should CONTINUOUSLY FLOW OUT LIKE A COW PEEIN' ON A FLAT ROCK. If it doen't find out why and make sure it does. Make sure that your air cleaner is not plugged.
Finally, check the timing and make sure that the advance mechanism is functioning properly. If you don't know how to do these things, get back and ask how.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N Red Belly doesn't have any power Reply to specific post Reply with quote

water pump went bad and we busted radiator ourselves during the change. No wires changed no leaky coolant sprayed. Just driving along and boggs down and dies. But will fire right back up. can't bush hog, hasn't got enough power.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N Red Belly doesn't have any power Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Kimberly.........welp, ya ain't the first shadetree mechanic to clobber-up a radiator, and you won't be the last. But as the guys said, it raized a red-flag. (grin)

Drivin' along and boggin' down is generally a clogged fuel filter deally but you claimed you checked all 3-filters. Generally, its the IN-THE-TANK filter that cloggs-up inna'bout 5-mins and starves the carb and yer engine boggs' (quits), restarts after clogged filter leaks enuff fuel to fill the carb bowl.

So that leaves us with 1-other common time-related engine boggin' (weak sparkies) cause. Yer weaksister ignition switch. $10 (cheap) Generally, it takes about 15-mins for the internally corroded ignition switch to heat-up and lower the volts to the sparkie coil and yer engine looses power and boggs' (quits) Restarts after cooldown.

Other than general engine maintenance, these are the 2-common time related engine boggs' problems.

BTW, when was the last time you did a "tune-up" on yer sidemount engine??? You know things likes points and plugs???........Dell, yer self-appointed sparkie-meister

 

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N Red Belly doesn't have any power Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hey thanks, We'll check the ignition and let ya know. We've done plugs,wires no points yet. It was doing really great. Then all of a sudden blog, blog, blog, LOL Thanks for your input, it is appreciated from a NEWBIE shadetree mechanic. And yes the Radiator was a costly screw up, LOL
live & learn

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N Red Belly doesn't have any power Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No overheating, fan was hitting shroud & an old timer 'round here said they do that when it's time for a new water pump, so we changed it.Took wires off 1 by 1 to change plugs so as not to have any confusion.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N Red Belly doesn't have any power Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Kimberly........I see on one of yer other answers that you have indeed re-plugged yer sparkie wires around. BIGG REDD FLAGG!!!!!!

I gotta INSIST you recheck yer sparkie firing order. 1,2,4,3 CCW. Its real eazy to mis-clock yer 5-nipple sidemount distributor cap sparkie wires ...or... even not set them all the way down innna nipple.

These N-Engines are so GOOOoood that they'll run on just 2-cylinders BUT will BOGG down when put under load. Usually its sparkies 3&4 gitt swapped. Check'em out AGAIN. 1,2,4,3 CCW.........the insistent Dell, yer self-appointed sparkie-meister

 

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N Red Belly doesn't have any power Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Points need setting?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:16 am    Post subject: Re: 8N Red Belly doesn't have any power Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Have you installed new brake pads recently? I had this done and discovered that the shop did not adjust the brake pads. This caused a loss of power. After adjusting the brakes, the power returned.

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 8N Red Belly doesn't have any power Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My fan is also hitting the shroud after I replaced my radiator, water pump and thermostat. I thought I put everything back together correctly. Any suggestions?
 
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