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Richard Girard    Posted 04-14-2019 at 19:16:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 1948 Ford 8N tractor for sale w/ mower deck & scraper blade
  • Posting on behalf of my brother in law (the owner). Bought new in 1948 and used on family farm primarily to cut grass fields. A sentimental tractor that has had good maintenance when needed including a fairly recent engine overhaul. Contact seller via the ebay listing contact, not me please. I figure posting here ensures a good home.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-15-2019 at 06:47:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 1948 Ford 8N tractor for sale w/ mower deck & scraper blade
  • maybe a '49 model -check serial number. The serial number will identify the engine block cast date. Also, check the engine casting code date tag on the starter pocket. That is the exact date when the block was cast. The alphanumeric nomenclature code is defined as: 1st symbol is a letter, from 'A' to 'L', with 'A' being for the month of January and 'L' being for the month of December. Next will be a number from 1 to 31 to designate the day of month; lastly, a single numeral to define the year, i.e. a '7' designates 1947, an '8' designates 1948, etc. I see a screw-on shifter knob which didn't come out until 1950 at s/n 8N-252845. I see a UNITED air cleaner that was used almost exclusively on 1949 units. I see the early steering box, used up until early 1949. Not really that it matters, the important facts are it is an 8N so will have POSITION CONTROL; obvious front mount distributor, early steering box, and a 4-speed transmission. It has one original Hat Rim and one 6-Loop aftermarket style. The hat rim shows that Ca Chl is or has been leaking. I can't tell of any more details based on the pictures posted.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Richard    Posted 04-15-2019 at 07:39:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1948 Ford 8N tractor for sale w/ mower deck & scraper blade
  • Wow great info! - I will pass along. Should I get an opportunity to go look myself I will. -R

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