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Jim    Posted 02-27-2017 at 14:28:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I would like to buy a hand crank that will work for the late model 8N as well as the Ford Jubilee. I understand the one for the 8N will work for the Jube but not vice versa. Thanks

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-28-2017 at 09:37:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Jim-
    What exactly do need the hand crank for? I understand wanting one as part of the tractor original shipping kit, but a huge innovation that the 9N introduced us to was the electric starter motor so magnetos and cranks could be obsoleted. I find a hand crank more useful when rebuilding an engine and need to turn engine with out actually starting. I also use one like now with my early 9Nin storage and the gas tank filled with diesel fuel to prevent rusting, I will go to the barn once a month and hand turn the engine around several times to lube the cylinder and walls. Just curious...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Jim    Posted 02-28-2017 at 21:41:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Basically for the same reasons you outlined, for they will be setting in storage more than used. And too, because there is something about hand cranking which brings back memories of when I was a kid as that is how we started the older tractors on the farm.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-27-2017 at 18:05:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • HiYa Jim-
    Original Ford Tractor Hand Cranks pop up all the time on fleabay. New, repops are also available at most Ford Tractor Parts suppliers including CNH (Case/New Holland) dealers. The picture below shows three of the tractor cranks. None will work on a tractor with a bumper. There is also a drawing on how to make your own -see below. The original cranks are 11/16" diameter, not 5/8" as shown in the DIY drawing. The 2N-17040-A2 shown was only for the wartime 2N models with the spinner handle and the spring loaded keeper so it wouldn't fall out. Cranks were sold in a shipping parts kit.

    Shown Top to Bottom -9N-17040; 2N-17040-A; and NAA-17040-A:

    DIY Drawing:

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Jim    Posted 02-27-2017 at 18:57:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Thanks. Do you know where I can purchase one that will fit both with bumpers?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-28-2017 at 05:37:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • No original nor a repop will work on a tractor with a grille guard/bumper; it is in the way and won't allow it to be inserted completely. If you want one that does, I suggest you take the DIY drawing I supplied and make your own only a few inches longer. You might find an original Farmall crank that may be longer and work for you but I can't make any suggestions. Figure out how long you need, then look on the popular auction sites, flea markets, and farm sales. Make sure the shank diameter is 11/16" or 5/" and the dog pin is going to work.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Jim    Posted 03-01-2017 at 15:23:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Thanks Tim. I appreciate your help.

    Gary (Or)    Posted 02-27-2017 at 18:03:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Is this what you're looking for?

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    Jim    Posted 02-27-2017 at 18:52:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I don't know. Both my 8N and Jube have bumpers so not sure if will work. I am new to old tractors so need all the help I can get. Thanks

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