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Ben Morrow    Posted 12-03-2017 at 00:32:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Newbie needing help
  • Hello All,
    Looking for help on a 8N? I purchased this week. I know very little about tractors but have owned two before this 8N.

    I'm not sure what year or model just 8N.

    Serial # 8N61673. I have searched the numbers and it looks to be a 1948 however not

    looking over the numbers on the web it states the tractor has " Select A Shift* if im readings correct.. What is select shift ?

    The tractor will need a few parts and some help. Needs carb. , starter and right side drawbar w/adjuster.

    Any help or info on the old Ford would surely be appreciated.


    Bruce (VA)    Posted 12-03-2017 at 09:15:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Newbie needing help
  • You have an 8N. Follow the link Bruce (OR) attached for more info.

    Re " Needs carb. , starter and right side drawbar w/adjuster." you will be much happier to have oem parts rebuilt. Iíve been working on old cars, trucks & tractors now for over 50 years. Whenever possible, I get OEM component parts rebuilt. Given the high probability that any new component part purchased for an N tractor is made somewhere overseas w/o adequate quality control, chances are very good that you will be disappointed. If you do not have a local rebuild shop, give these guys a call for a quote & shipping info:

    Automotive Manufacturers Inc
    2400 N Lombardy St Richmond, VA 23220
    (804) 321-6861

    They do mail order work. They rebuild carbs, clutches, pressure plates, water pumps, alternators, generators, starters & reline brakes.

    These guys should be able to help you w/ used parts:

    John Smith smith8N@att.net

    Rod Mondor at Forest Lake Tractor fltractor@peoplepc.com or 651 464

    Ken at Long Lane Tractor lltractor@embarqmail.com or 717-367-8610

    For new parts, I use Just8N's or Dennis Carpenter.

    The first thing you will need i a set of manuals; see tip # 39 at the link as well as the "How-To's" at the top of this page.

    And lastly............. do not buy a new part for the tractor until you can answer this question: how do I know the part on the tractor is defective?

    Ben Morrow    Posted 12-03-2017 at 09:37:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Newbie needing help
  • Hi Bruce,

    The carb and starter are missing so I will order OEM rebuild, used, need of rebuild which I will rebuild or new. hopeing for help (finding parts) in that area also. Just need to find out just what tractor I have before ordering things.

    Thanks for the recomedations on parts and will take your advise!


    Bruce(OR)    Posted 12-03-2017 at 02:02:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Newbie needing help
  • First off, Welcome to the board. Lot of knowledge to be found here and lot of smart people. I am just not one of them. Your transmission sounds like a 10 speed "Select-O-Speed" and is not found on an 8N. Below is a link to John Smith's web site and identifying your old tractor.
    Give it a read and you will be able to tell what machine you have.

    Ben Morrow    Posted 12-03-2017 at 09:16:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Bruce,
    Thanks for the reply. I'm trying to figure things out by reading sites like you mentioned. The serial # searh is a little confuseing.

    The old workhorse needs parts like the starter and carb before I can see how and if it runs. I can turn the crank.

    Myself and family like this tractor because of the shape, looks, lines and size. Just a great looking tractor we think.

    I was told by owner the tractor needed a rebuild because the smoke was really bad. I'm going to try and post a picture if I can ( not much with computers but I'll try )
    Just don't want to order the wrong parts.

    Didn't pay much at all for the ole girl, so willing to spend to get her going.. Just like the looks of these old tractors and have wanted one for years.

    I was a ford auto tech for 30 plus years so fords all the way and ready for the challenge

    Again thanks for the post/reply and I hope I can get the old girl running and shinning again ....


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