The front mounted distributor used on Ford 9N, 2N, and early 8N tractors is easily serviced by
removing it from the tractor and taking it to a workbench.
There is no provision for
adjusting ignition timing while on the tractor and the distributor must be statically timed
while on the bench. This is usually done whenever the points are serviced. The timing procedure described in the
workshop manual requires the use of two rulers to establish the initial timiming angle while simultaneously adjusting the position of the breaker plate to the point at which the points just begin to open. This procedure is virtually impossible for one person to do accurately.
timing jig replaces the rulers and allows you to lock the distributor rotor shaft precisely
and securely at the proper advance angle leaving your hands free to adjust the breaker point
assembly. The jig consists of a locking bar and mounting hardware which is used to
attach the bar to the drive tangs on the distributor as shown in the pictures.
Once attached the distributor may be turned over and clamped in a vise leaving your hands free to set the points. Use of a test lamp or meter to determine the exact point at which the points break ensures quick accurate timing every time
you service the points.
Ford Front Mount Distributor Timing Jig - $15.00 + $3.50 flat rate hipping