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Tony Sanchez    Posted 11-08-2017 at 13:26:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Newbe with a 9n
  • I just got a hold of this 9N from my father in law. It sat for a very long time. When I got it home I was able to turn over the engine with a hand crank from a 72 Land Rover I own. I'll try to keep it pithy. My in law said he got it from a guy who painted it Blue.
    I want to restore it to all Gray one day. It had lots of antifreeze so no cracked block. The problems: The electrical is original and wires are exposed so I have to fix that before I try to add power. The generator is frozen tight. The starter works with a 12volt battery hooked up directly and I was able to see the oil pressure gauge working so getting oil pressure. The rear wheels are rusty but hold air. The cylinder head nuts are rusty beyond recognition.
    Anyway, as you see I can go on and on. I hope to be able to get her running again with the help from here. Question: How do the valve guides get oil for lubrication on this flat head engine? Parts missing: Radiator cap, Air tube from carburetor to air box.

    Tony in Oregon

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 11-08-2017 at 21:39:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Newbe with a 9n
  • The wife started me with a 9N. The next one was a Fergy TO-20 and that was followed by several others. Mostly Fords. If your machine is 6V Pos ground, hook the 12V jumper cables from donor veh pos to the ttractor foot peg (works as a good ground) then touch the neg cable to the starter, partial throttle, key on, out of gear, out of gear, run the choke and it should start once all the repairs are all done.
    I am outside of Hillsboro in the hills.

    Tony Sanchez    Posted 11-09-2017 at 01:12:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hey Bruce thanks. I'm getting closer to trying to start it. The oil line to the gauge is the only thing that's keeping me from cranking it with the starter. Steve here pointed me to a place where I can get this fitting that no one has around here.
    Stop by if you ever pass near Tualatin.
    Thanks for the tips.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-08-2017 at 19:04:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Tony-
    There is a ton of info here in our archives as well as the MPC's (Master Parts Catalogs) for free download. John Smith has a web site on tractor ID/History to gather more technical info. get yourself the MPCs and a copy of the '39-'53 MPC too for parts and diagrams. Further info can be found in our HOW-TO's and HISTORY forums. Dennis carpenter makes a lot of new parts for these old N's too.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tony    Posted 11-08-2017 at 16:13:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The parts and service manuals are downloadable in PDF from several sites.

    BlasterStumps    Posted 11-08-2017 at 14:02:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hi Tony, Photobucket is being real crappy and will not allow 3rd party sharing of pictures unless you pay their subscription fee so we don't get to see your picture if it is linked through photocrappit.'

    Imgur will I think.

    R Geiger    Posted 11-08-2017 at 14:29:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I see his picture just fine, but then I am also in Oregon!
    I would recommend that you get the FO-4 service manual at least. master parts manual also good.
    Valve stems/guides are just splashed/vapor lubed. lot of oil is splashed around in an engine.
    Have fun with it!

    BlasterStumps    Posted 11-08-2017 at 15:18:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I saw the pictures but on the forum here all that shows is the crappy PB message. Looks like robin egg blue with white rims. Not too bad. Good job getting it out of the overgrowth and onto the trailer.

    Tony Sanchez    Posted 11-08-2017 at 19:51:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yea this photobucket is a drag. It took me one hour to figure it out.
    Thanks for the help. I have a problem with a fitting that screws into the oil pressure gauge. It's cracked and nobody has it. It's an adapter that screw the line from the engine block to the gauge.

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 11-08-2017 at 22:10:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You can get these from Royal Brass in San Jose, Ca they are a Parker part.

    Tony Sanchez    Posted 11-09-2017 at 01:17:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Steve I think I found it on that site. Thanks for the link.

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