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AL CT    Posted 10-30-2018 at 16:17:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It appears N-Complete is offering #528 for sale at the Mecum November auction. Interesting the write up claims the aluminum hood was first used because Ford didn't want to wait on the "Cast Iron" hoods.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-30-2018 at 17:18:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Here's what I see. Most of it is correct. It has the correct small generator and voltage regulator, smooth hubs, chromed shifter, alum grill 4-spoke steering wheel (these are most likely repops, but OK in my book), starter button on LH dash panel, double ribbed fenders, 32" hat rims, though original would have had the 6-loop rims, chrome STANT gas cap, snap-in battery cover, Donaldson Air Cleaner with correct decals. It is only missing the muffler shield. This is just from what I can see by their pictures. A better photo of the dash panel would be nice. All in all it is about the best most thoroughly correct restoration I’ve seen at auction in the past ten years. It’ll be interesting what it goes for.
    What is stated wrong: The 9N was NOT the first tractor to feature the 3-pt draft control system. The1936 Ferguson-Brown Type A tractor was. That is the one Ferguson brought to Dearborn to demonstrate to Henry Ford with in November, 1938. Ferguson’s earlier tractor had a 3-pt too but no draft control. The 9N was the 1st tractor to have an efficient working 3-pt WITH draft control system. The statement that Ford wanted the schedule met, so insisted on aluminum hoods dash, and several other parts be made in aluminum is wrong. The stamping dies were wrong (this is mentioned in the longer version) and it wasn’t Edsel Ford who came to the rescue, it was Charles Sorenson whose son had a foundry so they cast the hoods there. All the ‘other parts’ were designed to made from aluminum –dash, steering box, et al so there was no urgency to cast those out of aluminum. The long story says that the 9N was “…a pretested and field proven version of the Model A…”. Huh? No doubt the tractor was field tested but none of it was based on the Model A. Consider that the Model A ha d been out of production for over ten years. Nothing on the 9N came from the Model A.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-31-2018 at 15:33:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • N-Complete?
  • I thought they were out of business?

    Farmer Dan

    1940 Ford 9N "Maude"
    1972 Moto Guzzi Eldorado
    2012 Ford F150XLT, 4x4,Super Cab

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-02-2018 at 03:25:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • They are -item description doesn't say WHEN the job was done.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-30-2018 at 16:26:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I agree, that would have been a long wait. LOL. Wonder what else they got wrong?

    AL CT    Posted 10-30-2018 at 17:33:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Tim,
    All good stuff you wrote. Except for the Model A date. Last production date for Model A's was March 1932 in the United States. Production of the Model A continued for almost a decade in South America, Finland, Sweden and of all places Russia. Henry Ford purchased a vast track of land in South America all for the rubber production. He even built a production line there but with all stuff South American related a revolution or two put the brakes to that venture.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-31-2018 at 03:58:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes, the last Model A came off the Rouge assembly line on October 31, 1931. The engineers were working on a new model, the Model B, and short-lived, morphed into the Early V8, but nevertheless there are NO Model A Parts on the 9N. There is a photo of a 9N Prototype with what appears to be a Model A generator with a round cutout mounted on top, but it was never used in production. The Ford-Ferguson 9N Tractor used it's own generator, a 2-wire/2-brush B-Circuit Design unit, with 7 amp output rating. This the first 'small' generator but it used the same voltage regulator that was used on the '38/'39 Ford DeLuxe car.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    AL CT    Posted 10-30-2018 at 17:35:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I omitted Canada as another country of Model A production.

    AL CT    Posted 10-31-2018 at 07:35:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I never said there were Model A [pats on a Ford tractor. My comment was related to the last production date fro Model A's March of 32 was the last Model A serial number stamped and used, that ended production in the USA. As I mentioned, Canada and other countries continued to produce Model A's for some time.

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