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Posted by Bob g on Friday, April 18, 2014:

In Reply to: Re: 1944 ford 2n: turns over fine and runs for 10-20 min then dies posted by Nathanial on Friday, April 18, 2014:

http://www.ntractorclub.com/howtos/pdfs/Timing-Front-Mount-Distributor.pdf

look in your manual for the instructions for the distributor. should be a section on replacing the points. If not buy an FO-4 service manual. It is not hard to replace the points but you have to pay attention to detail.

The points are in the distributor. thye open and close to cause a flow of electrical current thru a coil. when they open, the colapsing magnetic field causes a high voltage spike in the secondary field of the coil. Do a google search for an ignition coil and find out lots you never wanted to know.





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