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Charles E. Carroll    Posted 12-27-2018 at 13:36:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 1952 8N s/n 499985 6 volt
  • Does the "junction block" have the same function as a "ballast resister"? If not is there supposed to be a ballast resistor on this tractor?
    I assumed it had one but I can't locate anything that looks like a ballast resister.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-28-2018 at 08:03:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Charles-
    It sounds like you may be relatively new to Ford Tractors. If so, many of us highly recommend that you invest in a set of the essential manuals to better understand your machine and proper operation and maintenance. The 8N Operator's Manual is good, but get the version for your tractor. Early versions were for the front mount distributor and early steering box. After April, 1950, all were now for the side distributor. Next, the I&T FO-4 Manual is a must. The 39-53 MPC has all the parts with exploded views of every system. The lime-green 8N Dealer Service Manual is available here on CD for a modest donation. Optional but also good to have is a current parts catalog from Dennis Carpenter. With these you can learn just about everything there is to know about these old N's. We also have many helpful D-I-Y articles and info in our HOW-TO's forum. MNANUALS has some, but the I&T FO-4 version is outdated, but the 1949 MPC is listed and the 1947/48 8N Operator's Manual is also available -for free download.

    FORD 8N TRACTOR ESSENTIAL OWNER/OPERTAOR/PARTS/SERVICE MANUALS:


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-27-2018 at 16:55:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 1952 8N s/n 499985 6 volt
  • NO. When the angle mount (side) distributor was released in April, 1950, it eliminated the OEM Ballast Resistor, and added the 8N-14448 Junction Block. It is non-conductive, expect for the wires it allows fastened to it. Go to our HOW-TO's or click on the LINK below for WIRING PICTOGRAMS. The I&T FO-4 manual and 39-53 MPC, and Operator's manuals all have the same info.


    side mount ELECTRICAL DIAGRAM:

    Tim Daley(MI)

    R Geiger    Posted 12-27-2018 at 13:56:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 1952 8N s/n 499985 6 volt
  • No Ballast resistor needed with a side mount distributor on 1952 8n. it is just a terminal block, nothing more.

    Charles E. Carroll    Posted 12-27-2018 at 18:16:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks a million to both answers. I should have come here first but on the positive side, I have a lot of clean, bright electrical connections and set through several you tube videos.

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