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Rob(nwpa)    Posted 02-12-2018 at 13:36:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • John Smith's website.
  • Tried to get on john's website to look through his parts and no-go. Anybody know if he's updating it or something?


    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-14-2018 at 19:54:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • John has agreed to donate content to F/FCA
  • Today, John agreed with the Ford/Fordson Collector's Association to donate his website content to them and they will post it ASAP. Great that this info will be retained for Ford tractor lovers.

    Del Huebner    Posted 02-14-2018 at 10:03:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • John's site was at the top of my "favorites" list. An unbelievable source of information. Wish him well in his future endeavors.

    Wayne N Ind.    Posted 02-15-2018 at 15:17:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sure hope he checks in every now and then. Enjoyed meeting and visiting with him. I told my dad the other day , sometimes I am ready to put all mine down the road. Best wishes John if you're following this.

    mikenmo    Posted 02-14-2018 at 03:03:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • the best n website overall for sure.....thank you john smith

    Kurt-NEPA    Posted 02-13-2018 at 20:41:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • So sad to hear John's web site is down. We are all getting older and I understand the reasons.

    Any chance the N Tractor Club could host the wealth of information that was on his site?

    God bless you John.

    JMOR    Posted 02-13-2018 at 20:08:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thank you John for all you devotion to these tractors and for being such a source of unquestionable knowledge. I especially enjoyed your tool making. At least close, "there is a tool inside every old axle, just waiting to be carved out". :)

    Rustyal    Posted 02-13-2018 at 16:54:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Iíve purchased a few parts over the years. He had a great website. Thankful for all he did. The site will be missed.

    HCooke    Posted 02-13-2018 at 13:54:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks to Bob on the YT site, here is a link to John's information.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-13-2018 at 11:28:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • All things must pass -George Harrison said it best. I just got off the phone with John Smith and, sadly, he has decided to call it quits and no longer has his Ford N-Series Tractor web site up. Due to some health issues, lack of interest in N-Tractors, and lack of funding, he has decided not to renew his web account. It has been running for over 20 years now. His used part business had been funding the account but even that has slowed to a standstill in the past few years. His Tractor ID/HISTORY forum was very informative and will be missed. Good luck and God Bless, John.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    steveVa    Posted 02-15-2018 at 10:20:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Sorry to hear that John is having health issues.
    His site is one of my go to sites for everything. I especially liked his section of what to look for when buying a tractor.
    I printed it out many years ago when I bought my first 8N. If I remember correctly, I found this N Tractor Club site from a link off of John Smiths Site.
    For quite some time, I thought they were the same site because they were linked together. Best wishes to John, he has helped many many N Guys including me.

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 02-14-2018 at 09:42:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Over the years I've used John's site and even meet him once.I've bought parts (always top quality)from him and even a 52N that I still take to shows.He's always been available to help me with information about these N tractors.Yes,,age and health setbacks change many things in our lives.I do wish John many "good" years to come.Here's a tip of the hat to you John !!!! Happy trails to you Fella.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 02-13-2018 at 15:22:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Darn, That is sad news. John Smith's site has been one of my main go-to web sites when the "what is it" questions arise. Hopefully his priceless historical reference information will remain available thru one of the web archive services.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 02-13-2018 at 04:52:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The link posted below is an email address, not his web site. Yes, I too, get a no-go trying to log onto his site -www.8nford.com . Perhaps he has taken it down or is upgrading it. I know John had been losing interest over the years so maybe it was time to get out. Wait a few days and see if it comes back online...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    BlasterStumps    Posted 02-12-2018 at 14:46:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Not sure how much of this address you will need to type in but I found this on another site. If you can figure out the email addr. then you could contact him possibly.

    John Smith - smith8n@att.net

    bkrsdoz    Posted 02-13-2018 at 08:48:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It would be a big loss if his website is gone.
    There were lots of interesting photos and information on there.
    We had a big loss here with the photo images now missing in the "manuals" tag on this tractor site.

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