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David West    Posted 01-03-2019 at 16:11:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Hello
  • Newbie to the tractor world but have learned a lot in the last month with my new "48"8N purchase. Probably have lots of questions as I learn to break it.:)

    M. Stanaway    Posted 01-04-2019 at 23:16:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Welcome David, If you learn to care for it you'll have to work hard to break it. I've had a few N's all workers. I've gotten in some nasty situations, Been beet up, bruised, knocked silly and left scrachin my head but have yet to break one. Just be carefully my longest relationships all started with degreaser and the keys to an N.

    John in Mich    Posted 01-09-2019 at 13:29:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • ..."longest relationships..." LOL As of yesterday, my wife and I have been married 53 years. She used to be jealous of Nellybelle, my '51 8N. Nellybelle and I have been together since 1953, 65+ years. YAHOO! YIPPY KI WHOOPY KI YAY!

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 01-04-2019 at 00:26:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Greetings and Welcome. All the stupid questions have been asked, I asked them.
    Feel free to ask away.
    Just please don't paint your Ford John Deere green.
    Pink has also been used. Your daughter would like it very much, if you have one.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 01-03-2019 at 22:01:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Welcome! I've seen many more problems caused by neglect than breakage with these tractors.

    John in MIch    Posted 01-03-2019 at 22:01:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Congratulations and welome. You are in trouble! IT IS A DISEASE!!!! LOL Enjoy.

    Michford    Posted 01-03-2019 at 21:50:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hello and welcome to the N club. Ask away, there is alot of knowledge freely shared here.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-03-2019 at 18:25:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Welcome to the party, pardner! If you get the essential manuals as suggested, read them good before attempting to operate, you aren't going to break anything -be optimistic. There also are plenty of documents in our How-To's forum here to guide you and one important manual is the original 8N Operator's Manual. You're in luck as we just happen to have a copy of the very first 8N Manual in our MANUALS forum library. Here is the LINK to get it now for free download. Get a copy of the FO-4 manual and the 39-53 Master Parts Catalog, both available at JUST8Ns or Carpenter, and you are set for now. Plus you can always ask questions on this board.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Bruce (VA)    Posted 01-03-2019 at 18:03:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Welcome to the club!

    Need manuals? See tip # 39 at the link below.

    This page has a lot of information for N tractor owners; check out the ID info to get the year of both your engine and the rest of the tractor.


    Just8Nís and Dennis Carpenter are good sources for new parts:



    Never, ever buy a new component part for your 65+ year old American made tractor. Whenever possible, have that OEM American made component part (carbs, governors, starters, generators, etc) REBUILT. Given the high probability that any new component part purchased for an N tractor is made somewhere overseas w/o adequate quality control, chances are very good that you will be disappointed. If you do not have a local rebuild shop, many in other cities/states do mail order work.

    HCooke    Posted 01-03-2019 at 17:39:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Welcome and ask away.

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