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Shannon Henderson    Posted 11-08-2017 at 13:02:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 1941 9n Originality
  • My son and I are working on a 1941 9n with s/n 66645. There are a lot of references to "Early 41", is there a serial number that denotes early 41?
    Our serial number is in the first half of production for 1941, so is our tractor an "early" 41?
    The reason we are asking is the tractor is an FFA project that will be shown and we would like the tractor to be as original as possible.
    The difference being which steering wheel and which grill should our tractor have?

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 11-08-2017 at 15:18:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1941 9n Originality
  • April 28th 1941 serial # 60,000 came off the line. Your tractor should have a one piece cast iron dash with key switch on the steering column. It should have a three solid spoke steering wheel. I know # 64,206 has the '41 single bar grill so it's very possible yours did too. Serial # 79,068 had the multiple bar grill same as the later tractors. So you could probably go either way on the grill unless someone comes in with some closer numbers. Your throttle end and shifter end should be chomed. The switch from the solid axle trumpets to the open axle trumpets, at the fender bolts was sometime between serial #64,000 and 74,000. Your tractor should not have an oil line to the governor.
    Serial # 70,000 came off the lane on June 2, 1941 so if you do some math you should be able to figure out the week and month you tractor was built.
    Hope this info helps and I'm sure other people will add to it.


    Shannon Henderson    Posted 11-08-2017 at 16:18:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 1941 9n Originality
  • Thank you that is very helpful. My math shows that 6645 would have been made around May 20,1941. We do have one piece cast iron dash with switch on left column. Steering wheel that was on it is a three spoke (spokes NON-covered). Grill that was on it (needs replaced) was multi bar. Obviously I am not sure if steering wheel and grille are original. Throttle/shifter/leveling handle chromed. I will have to look at axle trumpets, not exactly sure what you mean about "solid" to "open". No oil line to governor. Hopefully someone has S/N close to 6645. Thanks again.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 11-08-2017 at 17:55:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1941 9n Originality
  • By solid axle trumpets you can see in the first tractor you can't see the fender bolt, with the second tractor you can see the the fender bolts in the opening. In this post i think you are missing a 6 or this is a hole nother ballgame cause that's a 39 number.

    Shannon Henderson    Posted 11-09-2017 at 00:03:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 1941 9n Originality
  • S/N 66645. Solid axle trumpets.

    BlasterStumps    Posted 11-08-2017 at 14:07:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1941 9n Originality
  • the S/N looks to be about in the middle of the production for 41's. Up at top of page with "links", go to John Smith site, look for tractor ID section.

    Shannon Henderson    Posted 11-08-2017 at 15:10:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 1941 9n Originality
  • Does anyone know of what serial number indicates an early 41?

    BlasterStumps    Posted 11-08-2017 at 15:23:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1941 9n Originality
  • I have not seen anything on earlier 41's other than the bit about the grille with a solid center. You will probably get some responses from people that have 41's that can tell you more.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 11-08-2017 at 15:32:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1941 9n Originality
  • Serial # for '41 started at 45976 and ended at 88897 so you are in about the middle of the run. Early '41 would have a one piece aluminum dash with the key hole in the same location as the late 1940 also would have had the dip stick on the trans which your tractor should have either of these.


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