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1949 8n ford startup after sitting for 30 plus years

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: 1949 8n ford startup after sitting for 30 plus years Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-catrigger wrote:
(quoted from post at 12:13:16 04/04/20) This tractor ran ok before it sat for all those years. Every year it started right up in the spring. All fluids were drained except for the oil when it was set in a shed for all
these years. The motor was stuck when I got it. The carberater has a new kit. The tractor was used each spring to plow and work up a large garden.


I will risk asking the obvious. If you " tore it down and fixed or replaced all parts that were need." why is the compression so low? I think I would focus on that more than worry about why a tractor that ran when parked wont start 30 years later. A lot of water has passed under that bridge by virtue of your rebuild. Clearly something that needed replacement wasn't, the replacement went bad, and/or some other critical element was missed.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: 1949 8n ford startup after sitting for 30 plus years Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When I put oil in each cylinder it raised the compression to 80-85 on all cylinders. I shot starting fluid in the intake and put my hand over the carb to create more suction and it fired on one maybe two cylinders. I have not done anything with the timing as the tractor ran when it was put away. when I placed my hand over the intake (carb) i had suction. I made sure the key was on, spark to all plugs, the carb is full of gas.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: 1949 8n ford startup after sitting for 30 plus years Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When I say I tore it down and replaced what needed replacing. The motor was stuck. I took the head off, replaced one valve assembly because the valve was bent and
frozen. After soaking the pistons and valve assembles with ATF- penetration oil and other remedies to losen them up, the motor turned and all the valves open and
close properly. I put in a new head gasket, intake and exhaust gaskets and a new carb kit, new wiring all around, new plugs,new distributer cap, new key switch, new
battery cables, new water pump, and a new oil pump. I did not touch the timing.
 
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