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Rob Baker    Posted 05-05-2017 at 11:18:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Help with n8 in Kansas City area
  • My wife and I(mostly my wife) run an equine assistance charity helping mainly vets and first responders deal with PTSD and related issues. We rent a farm and need to maintain the pastures and arena. A Ford N8 was donated to us. One of our volunteers worked on it but he can no longer help.

    I'm no stranger to working on cars but this is something I'm totally baffled by. I want to learn about this tractor but I'm finding info hard to come by without a background on something like this.

    I'm hoping to find someone in my area who would be willing to come out to the farm and spend time teaching me about this tractor.

    Thank you in advance for your consideration. Please feel free to check out our charity.

    Regards, Rob...

    Paul Humphrey    Posted 05-06-2017 at 20:46:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Rob.........Where exactly are you located?I live about 90 miles east of K.C..If you are out on the Missouri side aways,i might be able to come and give you a hand.I'm not an expert,but I have been around these tractors for most of my life(which is a long time).
    And ,by the way,Thanks for the work you're doing.

    Paul

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 05-06-2017 at 18:22:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • mebbe the local koboda dealer will donate a new machine to yer charity. Save us all time.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-05-2017 at 12:55:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa Rob and welcome aboard! First thing is to get copies of these 3 manuals- The original or a reprint of the Operator's Manual; a copy of the I&T F-04 Manual; and a copy of the 39-53 MPC (Master Parts Catalog) and read them religiously. You can get FREE downloads of a lot of info here -look at the top red menu bar and search in MANUALS for copies of the three I just mentioned. Our HOW-TO's forum has a ton of PM projects -everything from changing oil to doing a tune-up. Our archives contain many years of saved posts of questions that have been posted before so you can always check there too if you want some quick info. You will need to know if the tractor is still the original 6-volt/positive ground electrical system or if it has been changed over to a 12-volt system. Again, HOW-TO's/Electrical/Wiring Pictograms by JMOR will show you every correct conceivable wiring configuration for every model of N-Series tractor. there are a handful of good places for quality parts and a trainload of bad places. Dennis Carpenter Reproductions is licensed by Ford to make a lot of the original parts, some with the original tooling, and every other Ford parts supplier buys from him and also sells his stuff as well as the regular TISCO line. A few of the 'good' places are: Carpenter; Just8Ns.com; STEINER TRACTOR; Grand Valley Tractor; and George Bradish Tractor Parts -these are just handful of places I've dealt with, there may be a few others. You need to start with the manuals, SAFETY is Job #1, and like what was stated already, if you know which end of a wrench to use, then you're half way there.

    FORD N-SERIES TRACTOR ESSENTIAL OWNER/OPERATOR MANUALS:


    Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)

    *9N653I* & *8NI55I3*


    HCooke    Posted 05-05-2017 at 11:47:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • "I'm no stranger to working on cars but this is something I'm totally baffled by. I want to learn about this tractor but I'm finding info hard to come by without a background on something like this."

    Maybe someone will step up to help you locally, but as the others have said, all the info you need is right here. If you can work on cars you can do this.

    Welcome to the site and thanks for what you do.

    Bruce (VA)    Posted 05-05-2017 at 11:34:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thank you for your work.

    These are really pretty simple machines, but they can be baffling to the under 60 generation! ;)

    First thing you need to do is get the manuals; see tip # 39 at the link.

    For some history & other great info on N tractors, check out John Smithís site.


    http://oldfordtractors.com/


    Resist the temptation to buy parts from TSC. I get most of my new parts from Just8Nís:

    http://www.just8ns.com/


    Post back w/ any questions.


    R Geiger    Posted 05-05-2017 at 11:30:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Stick with this site and do not hesitate to ask questions, all you need to know can be had here.
    The first thing you need to know is that you need to get FO-4 service manual.
    Good Luck

    Rob Baker    Posted 05-05-2017 at 11:20:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The website address didn't come through. It's www.horsesandheroes.org.

    Rob Baker    Posted 05-05-2017 at 14:38:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Help with n8 in Kansas City area
  • put up my original post hoping to find someone who could help me out a bit. I don't have time to spend pouring through web site after websit, manual after manual looking to make repairs I don't have tools to do the job. I'm looking to find someone who can come visit, look it over, tell me what I have then I can assess if it's worth working on. If there's anyone who can help, please let me know. Thank you.

    R Geiger    Posted 05-06-2017 at 14:12:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Every poster who replied was trying to help you in a way that we can. If any of us lived close to you we may have been able to come look over your machine. Since we are not close we can only offer what we can.
    Sorry if that is not good enough.

    Bruce (VA)    Posted 05-05-2017 at 16:53:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sorry to have bothered you.


    doug    Posted 05-05-2017 at 19:16:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • i know right.
    pouring through the interweb is half the fun. i love seeing what other people have done and learning a heap ton about out tractors. there will always be 5% out there.

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