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clair bell    Posted 12-24-2018 at 12:23:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I am wondering about the location of the sender for my temp gauge on my 1952 8n. where is it,I found old plug on my block above the dip stick, could it be where the gauge sender goes?

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 12-25-2018 at 07:47:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You have a couple choices. As mentioned, one way is to drill and tap a hole in your cylinder head. We have a tutorial in our How-To's section that will show you how to do this.

    Another way is to buy a T-fitting from Steiner's Tractors and install it in your upper radiator hose and attach your sensor fitting to it.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-25-2018 at 18:55:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If you look closely at this photo Ed posted, just behind the LH front most cylinder head nut, the cast boss for the sensor is seen, right about where the red wire takes a bend. Many heads were cast, very few, if any, were machined and had the temp sensor installed.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-24-2018 at 16:24:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • At some point, probably around April, 1950, Ford was thinking of adding a temperature sensor. The cylinder head was cast with an additional boss on the LH front top side where it would to plug into a drilled and tapped port. Years ago my good friend Roger, a retired Ford tractor mechanic, worked on a 1950 8N with a gauge installed -see pictures below. I am unsure, but don't believe they were never put into full production.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    duey    Posted 12-24-2018 at 18:07:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That is one of the great benefits of asking a straight-forward question... the experts beat the tar out of you and cast aspersions on your state of mind. Despite that, you did get the answer to your question....

    Above all, (as mentioned...) it is your tractor and you CAN do what YOU want. No need to answer the "why" or "what the heck" questions. Against all odds, Ford doesn't have any "patent attorneys" (that have any say-so on this site).

    Have Fun!!

    clair bell    Posted 12-24-2018 at 19:34:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • great site, a real help when you are new to tractors and need a few answers. The people on this site are super helpful and I thank them all.

    R Geiger    Posted 12-24-2018 at 14:59:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • There is post in the how to section about installing a sensor, If you have an old gauge, maybe you also have an old sensor, or one may have been in hose at one time.
    You really don't need a reason, it's your tractor and you an do anything you want with it. I have thought about it on mine just for the heck of it, reason enough for me.

    clair bell    Posted 12-24-2018 at 16:02:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I may just put a face in and forget it.I got one when I bought a gauge kit

    Dave Smith    Posted 12-24-2018 at 14:08:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Check out the how too's
    I have a article there with photos.
    You're head might have a boss in that location.
    Dave <*)))><

    Bruce (VA)    Posted 12-24-2018 at 12:37:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • What is it you hope to gain from installing a temp gauge?

    That's where the block drain petcock should be.

    You need to drill and tap the boss on the left front of the head.

    clair bell    Posted 12-24-2018 at 14:09:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I really don't need the gauge. My tractor has an old temp gauge on the lower left hand side of the instrument panel and I wanted to change to gauge out the old one is in bad shape. I guess just to make it look better

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-24-2018 at 16:04:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The debate on a temperature gauge needed on these N's will, like some other topics, go on forever. Your tractor, your money, do what you want, but best to read all the pros and cons first before deciding. There was never a temperature gauge mounted on the LH side of the 8N dash panel. The PROOFMETER was mounted on the lower RH side -see picture.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-24-2018 at 16:37:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • PROOFMETER
  • JUST to clarify, the PROOFMETER was not and did not include a temperature sensor. It also, contrary to what some believe, was/is not an electrical device. It is a simple mechanical device, no electrical power whatsoever. It connects to the governor. ALL standard N's (wartime 2Ns excluded) had an AMMETER on the upper LH dash and the Oil Pressure Gauge mounted on the RH upper dash. The warhorse 2N model with steel wheels and magneto had a steel plate tack welded on where the AMMETER would go -no electrics -no need for gauge. Likewise, there was a steel plate bolted to the starter pocket for the same reason.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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