Great Upgrade for an Old Tractor - But Use CAUTION
This is a great upgrade from the points and condenser on these old 8N's. They are fairly easy to install, but I do have one huge warning: MAKE SURE YOUR TRACTOR IS WIRED PROPERLY! Many of these old 8N's were converted from 6V to 12V systems, and many were converted improperly. Mine certainly was. The old point and condenser systems are a bit more forgiving if the right amount of resistance is not in place between the alternator and distributor. These electronic ignition systems are much LESS forgiving and if you do not have them wired correctly they will prematurely fail. I found that out the hard way.
Fortunately these old tractors are very simple to rewire and there are some really good diagrams and instructions out there online for free. There are also several good places to by the proper parts for these tractors. I just completed a full rewire and I have no electrical training whatsoever. Rewiring is also a good way to get to know your tractor.
Once the tractor is wired properly and the Pertronix is installed, the tractor runs much better and is much more dependable.Read full review
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