I am so glad I found this forum. I'm a newbee and the information I've found here is great. I have a 1949 8n that has been sitting for at least 2 years under a shelter. I'm going to try my luck at restoring it. Everything on it is original, no conversions. The tractor was running when it was parked. I drained and cleaned the gas tank. It is still in good shape. I replaced the shut off valve which was gummed up. I installed a new 6V battery. The motor turns over but it would not start. I checked for spark by taking out the spark plug and turning over the motor, no spark. The wiring and plug wires are in bad shape. I am replacing the wiring harness and plug wires along with new spark plugs. Here is my question - should I replace the coil, voltage regulator and the electrical resister? Is there an easy test to check these parts? I am also going to install a distributer rebuild kit. I did check the points and they opening and closing, not burned. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. I will post pictures soon.