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t16 Ford Flathead Help Needed

Post by judyronM » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:26 pm

Engine has been completely gone through and was running very smooth and I put several hours and 4 miles on the tracks loosening them up. Last weekend went to start and it kicked right off but would only ideal for about 15 seconds and die. Crank a little bit and the same scenario, also anytime hit the throttle immediate stall out. Pulled the new carburetor off and bowl is full of fuel and squirts fuel when throttle opened. Any ideas? This is a 12 volt system with reducer before the 6 volt coil leading to distributer. Got me scratching my head that it started this after it had been running so well. The distributer is very hard to get to, so like most was not wanting to pull I off if I did not need to. Been around older ford tractors that would burn the points if the reducer was not put in the line, but hey would quit all together. Possible coil or condenser problem? Any ideas? Or just start to pull stuff off?


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Re: t16 Ford Flathead Help Needed

Post by Bill Scott » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:30 pm

I had same problem. The parts in the distributor were gummed up.
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Re: t16 Ford Flathead Help Needed

Post by judyronM » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:34 pm

Distributer was the problem even though it was a rebuilt one. Totally got rid of the problem and ordered a direct bolt on electronic distributer that uses the later crab style distributer caps (came out of New Zealand in 4 days, faster than I got parts out of California). What a difference, even in 30 degree temps starts in about a half a crank, when it is warm you can't get you finger off the starter button quick enough before it starts. With it don't need the questionable voltage reducer before the 6 volt coil. Whole system is 12 volt now.

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Re: t16 Ford Flathead Help Needed

Post by Bill Scott » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:08 pm

I just have to be sure to run it often.
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Re: t16 Ford Flathead Help Needed

Post by DAVY » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:31 am

I’m have the same problems where could I find one for my carrier thank you


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Re: t16 Ford Flathead Help Needed

Post by G102 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:41 pm

REPLACE THE BAD CONDENSER

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Re: t16 Ford Flathead Help Needed

Post by judyronM » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:32 pm

I replaced the condenser 3 times and 3 different rebuilt distributers, different coils, moved the voltage reducer, has all new vintage wiring. Sometimes would not even last 5 minutes. This fixed everything and only extra part I put on was a 12 volt flame thrower coil, starts on a dime and have put 6 miles on it without any running problems. There were others listed a little cheaper but by the time you had to buy the extra parts and then hide them, not much difference. Here is where I got mine. Self contained and resembles original quit a bit, even down to the timing adjustment.
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Re: t16 Ford Flathead Help Needed

Post by G102 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:34 pm

The symptoms you described were the same on a fork lift
It was the condenser everytime

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