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Adminstration    Posted 04-01-2018 at 09:25:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • March Tractor Registry Entries
  • Owner: Michael A. Dolan
    Model Year: 1948
    Model: 8N
    S/N: tbd
    Description: Originally purchased 1948 by Woodard Family for use on dairy farm. Transferred with farm to John F. Dolan, 1960 for use on beef cattle & standard bred horse farm. Restored 2015 by Michael A. Dolan
    Previous Owner's Name: John F. Dolan


    Owner: Ken Lynde
    Model Year: 1949
    Model: 8N
    S/N: 171004
    Description: 8N handed down from my father who bought the tractor around 2002
    Previous Owner's Name: Joe Lynde
    Owner: Kenny Towne
    Model Year: 1944
    Model: 9N
    S/N: 9N155417
    Description: Engine rebuilt, lots of new parts. will be a piece by piece restoration. 12V, Sherman Step-Up

    Owner: Phil E Reimer
    Model Year: 1945
    Model: 9N
    S/N: *193176*
    Description: Working/ Freeman Gravity drop hyd. bucket. Brush hog/Finish mower/Rake/Back blade
    Previous Owner's Name: Unknown

    Owner: Terry and Janice Payne
    Model Year: 1952
    Model: 8N- Funk Conversion
    S/N: 476943
    Description: Original Funk Conversion tractor was past being restorable and base tractor replaced by listed serial number. Original Ford Indrusrtrial Block replaced with H Block Casting #7HA6015B out of a F-1 Pickup Truck. Engine completly overhauled. New Aluminum radiator built off of original Funk radiator specks. All other Funk conversion parts were restored and used. Factory Correct front and rear rims with new Firstone (correct to era) tires mounted.
    Previous Owner's Name: Unknown

    Owner: Wally and Mary Kammert
    Model Year: 1951
    Model: 8N
    S/N: 364246
    Description: Complete functional 8N with mower drawbar hitch and ROPS.
    Previous Owner's Name: unknown
    Owner: Roy Warren
    Model Year: 1951
    Model: 8n
    S/N: 8N350765
    Description: Completely restored 2013
    Previous Owner's Name: Ted Helms

    AL CT    Posted 04-01-2018 at 11:04:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: March Tractor Registry Entries
  • Great looking class of March 2018.

    My observation, the 1944 and 1945 mentioned as 9N's. Serial number on engine would start with 9N but are actually 2N tractors. Early on when I started restoring tractors, I made the same mistake.
    9N 1939-1941
    2N 1942-1947
    8N 1948-1952

    Tyler (MD)    Posted 04-01-2018 at 11:51:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: March Tractor Registry Entries
  • What you see with the registry entry post is what I have copied and pasted from the entries that were sent to me. When I put them into the actual tractor registry, I correct them. I don't have time to edit them twice. I usually spend some time helping people figure out what year they actually have. About 50% of the entries I get have the wrong model years associated with them.

    Tyler

    John in Mich    Posted 04-01-2018 at 12:12:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • And thank you for all of your efforts. It is difficult to properly ID "old" stuff. I would not recognize any of my early childhood friends today. LOL Joking aside, when buying older stuff it is interesting some of the claims that sellers make about age and condition, options, details, etc. I'm sure that I may be guilty of ignorance somewhere along the way. Buyer beware...and do research.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-01-2018 at 11:27:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: March Tractor Registry Entries
  • Yep, a common minor error. The 9N was produced up thru 1942 too. In February, 1942, all production at Ford was stopped due to the US War Board directive. There were about 10,000 or so units built up til then. The 2N model wasn't built/released until late 1942, about October/November. Also, the FORD script wasn't added to the fenders until 1950. All 9N's and 2N's had the "9N" prefix in the serial number -there is no such thing as a '2N' prefixed serial number. It's always cool to see these restored machines.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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