Ford Jubilee (1947-2054) firing order — diagram & guide
If you are a fan of old-school Ford tractor workhorses, nothing beats the golden-age models from the mid-50s and those produced together with Ferguson. While these are so reliable that there are many of them still operable to this day, there are various machines that are also considered collector’s items like the Golden Jubilee.
So, whether you need to know the Ford Jubilee (1947-1954) firing order to repair your machine for work, or to simply maintain it in its OEM state, this guide will set you on the right track. We’ll discuss the main details of the NAA engine as well as the 8N one used in the previous version so you can compare the two and figure out what works for your tractor.
|CAR MODEL YEAR
|Ford Jubilee 1947-1952
|Ford Jubilee 1952-1954
Ford Jubilee (1947-1954) firing order
Having in mind that dividing tractors into model years doesn’t go the same way as with passenger cars, we’ll focus on the two main types of Jubilee tractors right away.
We had those equipped with an 8N engine and those with an upgraded 2.2-liter one, so let’s see what the differences are and how you can utilize the firing order for the benefit of the tractor’s engine longevity:
Ford Jubilee 2.0L firing order
The first engine option we’ll discuss is the famous 8N engine that was used in Ford’s tractors made in collaboration with Ferguson. These were later considered the first take on Ford’s Jubilee lineup, so the Ford Jubilee 2.0L firing order is 1-2-4-3.
The engine’s cylinders are arranged from the first one at the bottom (front end of the engine), and they go 1, 2, 3, and 4 toward the steering wheel or the rear end of the engine. So, it’s a simple straight-four configuration from the front of the tractor’s hood area toward the cylinder four at the back end closer to where you are seated.
Ford Jubilee 2.2L firing order
Now we finally reach the engine that’s considered to be the true Golden Jubilee engine – the 2.2-liter four-cylinder by Ford. This engine has a simple configuration of 1-2-3-4 in a straight order, going from the front of the hood toward the seating area where the fourth cylinder is located.
So, once again the cylinder arrangement is the same as for the 2.0-liter 8N engine, and the cylinders go from 1 to 4 in straight order from the front end toward the rear end of the hood. This one has been discussed by enthusiasts a bit more than the predecessor, but at least now you know that the two share quite a few key components.
Well, there you have it – we hope that our guide helped shed some light on the bothersome matter of Ford’s tractor engines which are especially confusing for the Jubilee. With all those markings like 8N or 9N, you may only end up being confused, so this way we can rest assured you’ll know the drill depending on your tractor type.
Make sure to properly apply the firing order when replacing the engine’s components like spark plugs that wear off pretty commonly on these engines.