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Tried helping a firend on his English Fordson last weekend and couldnt get it going...been thinking about it though. I put on the carb and made fuel lines, she had spark from the mag and the plugs are clean. I hand cranked her must have been 25 times and she would only fie for a second or two and would never take off. We even put in on the belt and wouldnt fire.......when I hand cranked it the thing kicked back ALOT. My question is....does that sound like the timing is off? are they easily messed up if you have them off? The mag was put on by someone else so I dont know what was done....or do these old machines just kickback alot?
 

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What model and year Fordson is this Derick? I have the instruction book for the N Series which has detailed information on how to time the magneto. Sounds like the mag has not been installed correctly. On mine there is no kick-back as long as the advance / retard lever is in the correct retarded position for starting. If you need any additional info, please PM or email me and I can send a copy of the magneto section to you.

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John
 

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Hi John I will post a picture of it....I was told its a 1932 but didnt get the model so here it is

Whatever help you could give would be great! Thank you
 

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That co op is a sweet running tractor! Harold has one thast restored too...the one in the pic has another owner and we were working on it for him.
 

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DerickS said:
That co op is a sweet running tractor! Harold has one thast restored too...the one in the pic has another owner and we were working on it for him.
I've always wanted one of them Co Ops to take them tractor tours they have now. They got a good raod gear in them :shock:
 
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