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Frank    Posted 11-23-2018 at 01:13:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Vignola
  • Thanks for letting me share. Here is a 1944 2N I acquired this past summer. I've recently rebuilt all the hydraulics, replaced both radius arms and a few other new parts. I also painted it up a little. Was wondering if any of you good people could help me find a 16" wheel? I understand these were kind of a rare option. Any help would be appreciated.

    Den N Ms    Posted 11-23-2018 at 17:57:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Vignola
  • Frank,Is your 16" rim bad/rusted out? Your rim center can be saved and put in another good rim.Your rim was made by Kelsey Hayes and they also made many 16" wheels for cars back in the day 40s and early 50s,Dodge and Chrysler used them I know and are identical to your tractor rim,the centers are riveted to the rim with 8 rivets.You just have to remove the rivets,remove the center and rivet or weld the center to the good rim.It is a little work but you can find good old car rims today and very few good 2N/9N 16" tractor rims (most are badly rusted).

    Frank    Posted 11-23-2018 at 19:52:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The center is what rotted out. The lug holes are paper thin and I used fender washers behind the lug nuts for stability. It's looking like I'll need to replace spindles and use 9N rims.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-24-2018 at 05:06:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'd opt for what Dan did -replace the spindles with the 8N style and use 8N 16" rims.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-23-2018 at 11:21:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I cheated and replaced the front spindles on my 9N with spindles from an 8N. Now I can use almost any Ford rim I want.

    Frank    Posted 11-23-2018 at 19:56:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'm thinking that will be the path of least resistance. I'm just glad I didn't purchase new tires before I found the rotted out holes. Rim was hidden from view by the front wheel weights.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-23-2018 at 11:23:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Picture
  • don't know why I have so much trouble posting pictures?

    Gregg    Posted 12-14-2018 at 13:30:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Picture
  • That's a beauty!

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-23-2018 at 06:14:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Welcome Aboard the NTC Frank! Do you only need one 16" wheel? I don't have one but there are a few out there. If you don't already have them, many of us suggest you invest in the essential manuals to learn and get the most out of your new tractor. FYI: Your picture needs to be linked to your hosting site like this. Right Click your mouse over the picture, scroll down on the menu that appears to PROPERTIES, highlight and copy and save for reference, and in our HOW-TO's there is a procedure for posting photos. Also in HOW-TO's are many self-help documents on these N's. All are FREE to download as are anything in MANUALS.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Frank    Posted 11-23-2018 at 20:04:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Thanks Dan. I think I will end up replacing spindles and rims with the 9N. Sounds like it will make life much easier. Thanks for the picture tip also.

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