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Leo    Posted 04-16-2019 at 11:17:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • This summer Im planning on restoring an N tractor and along with the tractor (still not sure which one i should buy i need to gets some tools and consumables that should cover the basic repairs and fixes that come with a used tractor (it should be working) and upkeep. While i do have tools, to keep things simple lets pretend i have nothing. What would you experts recommend?

    Gary (Or)    Posted 04-17-2019 at 08:50:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I would say a good penetrating oil and impact driver. It seems that most of you time is spent just trying to get things apart.


    Gary (Or)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-17-2019 at 05:08:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Original Ford N-tractor tools were 7 pieces. The Plow Wrench and the Spark Plug/Head Bolt wrench came in a shipping parts kit with each new tractor. The tractor and plow used may of the same size bolt and nuts -1-1/16", 11/16", and 13/16" Other tools were included in a tool kit and available at the dealer. I've found the sparkie and plow wrench are very handy to have in your toolbox. Complete toolkits are available -see my email or ad in eth N-News.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    TheOldHokie    Posted 04-16-2019 at 13:42:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Full set of 3/8 and 1/2" drive inch sockets, combination wrenches, blade and Phillips screw drivers, slip joint pliers, pair of vise grips, adjustable wrench, and a set of feeler gauges will cover most of it. You will find some larger fasteners so a 3/4" drive socket set and some 1" plus combo wrenches are a plus. If you already have a decent automotive mechanics collection you should be good to go with the exception of the larger sizes which are not needed for everyday service.

    TOH

    Kimberly    Posted 04-16-2019 at 13:50:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The rear axle nut is two inches. I found a good buy for one on fleabay; however, I am sure most auto parts places may have one as well; 3/4 drive socket.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 04-16-2019 at 15:53:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have managed to get along for 30+ years without ever touching the rear axle nut. However I do have a 3/4" x 2" socket should it become necessary ;-)

    R Geiger    Posted 04-16-2019 at 13:09:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • One can never have too many tools. At least two of every size wrench there is. No need for anything metric tho. Same with sockets, 1/4 inch drive 2/8" drive. 1/2 inch drive both deep and shallow.
    Every day you work on it you will find you need something you do not have.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 04-16-2019 at 18:59:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Don't throw the metrics away!

    I was just in the hydraulics on my 860 and found a metric bolt and nut!

    Next time I will bring my metric wrenches along!

    Jack

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 04-16-2019 at 20:50:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • No telling what you might find. Sometimes a metric bolt is just enough bigger and the pitch is close enough that someone will just force it in there rather than fix it right. It might go together but stuff like that is just lurking for the unlucky soul who gets to work on it next.

    This is one of my favorite tools. It often goes in the tool bag rather than trying to pack a whole set of wrenches.

    It's the Stanley 85-610 - 10" MaxGrip® Locking Adjustable Wrench. Smooth jaws and a clamp equals the best adjustable wrench ever made. It will not tear up fasteners like most other adjustable tools.

    Larry Holbrook    Posted 04-17-2019 at 06:27:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I just read an article on "Tools Every Home Owner Should Have" and this was one of them. I've never seen one but plan on getting one.

    Kimberly    Posted 04-16-2019 at 22:35:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Now that is a tool I want to add to my set.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 04-16-2019 at 21:18:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I actually have one of those. Great tool.

    I'm at the farm working on a Smart Phone.

    I'll get back on this next week when I have a computer in front of me.

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