20 Most Recent Ford 8N Tractor Questions & Answers

ignition key faulty
no power circuit to the coil while in the start position
check wiring in that circuit
check for all safety micro switches are operational as they are all connected to that circuit

Ford 8N Tractor | Answered on Feb 12, 2018

This sounds like a bad fuel pump to me. The only way to be sure is to check the fuel pressure when cold, probably around 45 PSI. Then when it get hot it will drop way down to 10 or 15 PSI. Check the pressure if you can, or change the fuel pump.

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Ford 8N Tractor | Answered on Dec 04, 2017

these are gravity fed there is a chance something is pugging the outlet hole I would disconnect the fuel line and see if you have flow if not take the cap off and use air to blow back up into the tank to free up flow again

Ford 8N Tractor | Answered on Dec 04, 2017

The last resort is:
Take the carburetor off and take it to a shop and have it "soaked" overnight in a "soak tank", blown out with compressed air, and reassembled with a new overhaul kit.
You did all the right things, but the tiny drilled holes & passageways can clog with gummy deposits and prevent fuel flow.
God bless your efforts.

Ford 8N Tractor | Answered on Oct 21, 2017

What are we working on here??

Ford 8N Tractor | Answered on Jul 06, 2017

Try removing the gas cap and see if it still stalls after 10 minutes. If it doesn't then the vent hole in the gas cap is clogged up.

Ford 8N Tractor | Answered on May 26, 2017

It is frozen, hit it with a soft faced hammer.

Ford 8N Tractor | Answered on Sep 23, 2016

i fixed it with heat and lots of wd40 and about 2 hours worth of elbo grease

Ford 8N Tractor | Answered on Sep 15, 2016

Sounds like either a bad headgasket or a cracked coolant journal in the head, or possibly a blocked passage that is forcing cooling out at the point of lowest resistance.

Ford 8N Tractor | Answered on Jun 12, 2016

Check to make sure fuel is getting through.

Ford 8N Tractor | Answered on May 24, 2016

Hi Carl:
We had one of these when I was a kid.
The control lever connects to a mechanism located inside the casting under the seat. On ours, a piece had broken and needed to be brazed, then re-installed.
There are a lot of old tractor clubs with lots of folks who are willing to help with a project.
I'd recommend that you try to find the nearest one to you and see if you can enlist a new friend.

Ford 8N Tractor | Answered on Dec 06, 2015

Sometime around 1950 Ford tractors started using "live PTO". Prior to that the power lift for equipment required that the PTO be on and running (turned on by a lever on left side of chassis below the driver's seat). So 'yes' the older tractors (many in use today) require the PTO to be running in order for the lift arms to lift equipment. I find this very annoying when trying to run a mower, especially when the hydraulics don't hold very well.

Ford 8N Tractor | Answered on Nov 15, 2015

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