N Board Forum - Expanded Thread Page

Subject: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!

[Back] [Return to Top of Forum]

chris eby    Posted 11-02-2017 at 14:19:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • this is the last time,i promise.since my last post I have corrected several items pointed out to me.now, I would like your opinion on how it looks.i know my paint job is mediocre.i am more interested in correct parts and their use.i know I need a hand crank with a spinner(have one to sell me?) and a decal on the air cleaner.what else do you see that needs corrected? email is open or just post. thanks,chris -1943 warhorse-






    Den N Ms    Posted 11-05-2017 at 21:14:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • Looks good Chris,Is the air intake pipe correct,looks like it was made in a muffler shop and hose clamp missing.Mag turned wrong ,should have the external kill facing the outside for access.Not saying it is wrong but the air cleaner should have a flat bottom cup instead of a round one,mt 43 is flat.Leather boots for the rear steering rod joints instead of rubber.I don't see the knock outs in the dog legs for the lights.mine has them and I'm sure they are original.I see you got the front choke installed GOOD JOB on every thing.

    chris eby    Posted 11-06-2017 at 19:29:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • Den N Ms,I need an original air intake pipe(you have a sharp eye).it's a repro.the mag needs turned 180.you are correct there also.the tractor came with a "H" air cleaner. bad shape.found a nos united air cleaner and put it on.general conscientious is the "H" or the "U" is ok.but am looking for a "H" air cleaner.have one to sell?do have leather boots on rear of steering rods.the knockouts are very visible on the dog legs. they just don't show up in the pictures.had to make the front choke rod.but the hole was in the dog leg.email is open if you happen to have an air cleaner or original air pipe.thanks for the time you took to help me out on this project. much appreciated.chris

    HCooke    Posted 11-03-2017 at 18:15:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • Chris, I would be happy to have one like that in my collection, However, I would hate getting those front wheels stuck between the boards on my trailer.

    JMOR    Posted 11-03-2017 at 10:47:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • Should the dog leg bolts be as they are for this vintage?

    chris eby    Posted 11-03-2017 at 12:44:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • dog legs are correct for a 1943 tractor.they are the originals.the right one even had the choke rod hole in it.thanks,chris

    Larry (TX)    Posted 11-03-2017 at 10:40:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • Chris, to make a spinner crank, couldn't you find a length of correct I.D. steel tubing that would slip over the end of the crank, then heat and slightly mushroom that end of the crank to keep the tubing in place? Course you'd have to clean and re-paint at least that end all over.

    Very nice restoration you've done!

    chris eby    Posted 11-03-2017 at 12:47:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • thought about that.just haven't acted on it yet.hoping I can find an original crank.i am getting lazy.chris

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 11-03-2017 at 10:14:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • Very nice Chris. You might consider patching the steering wheel to complete the restore.

    chris eby    Posted 11-03-2017 at 10:22:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • kirk,never patched a steering wheel.how is that done? chris

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 11-03-2017 at 10:42:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • Sent you a download via email

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-03-2017 at 08:30:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • Very nice Chris! One question about the steering column. Is the acorn nut supposed to be cad plated?

    chris eby    Posted 11-03-2017 at 10:25:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • I have no idea.i used the original one and put it in the blast cabinet then polished it.it's just polished steel.

    chris eby    Posted 11-02-2017 at 21:21:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • matt, the lug nuts both front and rear are bare metal.most all of the nuts and bolts on this tractor are bare metal (sand blasted and polished).i know it's not correct,it's just something I do on machinery restorations.please forgive me for this indiscretion.but,thanks for the sharp eye and calling me on this.keep looking.chris

    Matt (MN)    Posted 11-02-2017 at 20:46:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • Looks great!!! Well done. I don't believe the lug nuts on the front or rear, and rim to disc nuts should be painted over. Unless that was something changed for "warhorse" era, those were left plated on 9N production.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, please.

    Thanks,
    Matt

    chris eby    Posted 11-02-2017 at 19:36:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • tim and al I will turn them around.thanks so much for pointing that out.keep looking,anything else?chris

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-02-2017 at 16:13:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • I see one problem Chris. It isn't setting in my barn... ; > ) You should submit to the 2018 calendar guy ASAP. One minor detail needs to be corrected though and not a biggie as I see this on many N's. The lift arm check chain brackets, p/n 9N-597 re upside down. Simply disconnect and flip over then reverse sides so the clevis hole is on top.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    AL CT    Posted 11-02-2017 at 18:57:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • I agree with Tim on the check chain issue.
    Shorter end goes to the top, just like the parts manual shows.

    John in Mich    Posted 11-02-2017 at 16:26:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • Tim, I believe that they are correct. My 2N's are like he has it and my 8N's are also. I looked at John Smith's site and the one picture that I found was also that way.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-02-2017 at 16:35:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • MPC's all show the clevis hole on top, and was told years ago by some N guru that is the correct way and a good reason -lift and sway action -but to each his own. Like I said, I see many with them upside down...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    John in Mich    Posted 11-02-2017 at 19:39:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • Oh, oh! I must have been standing on my head. You are right (again) nabit. I actually walked to the barn in the rain to take pictures. My apologies.

    John in Mich    Posted 11-02-2017 at 15:42:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: warhorse - one last time - critique it for me!
  • Looks great! One very big problem though. It is not in my barn! LOL
    Really, nice touch.

    [Back] [Return to Top of Forum]


    Top