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Joe    Posted 05-01-2019 at 18:43:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • 1942 2N
  • So, I just bought a 1942 2N serial number 101758.
    Which makes it a pretty early machine.
    It has none of the war bird machine features on it.
    And is in pieces. It is, I think complete.
    Or mostly so.
    I just can’t decide if it’s worth putting together.
    Or, should I just use it for parts?

    Joe

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-02-2019 at 05:13:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 1942 2N
  • Joe-
    FYI:
    Your s/n 101758 is a 1942 9N, NOT a 2N. 9N's were built at the Rouge until February 10, 1942 at Ford. The US War Board declared ALL US manufacturing be delegated only to the war effort and domestic car, truck, and tractor production was halted. Contrary to what a lot of folks believe, every 2N tractor was not a warhorse model. Ford tractor production did not resume until mid-October, 1942 and that is when the warhorse models were built, and then only about 10,000 units. By early 1943, April most likely, Ford was allowed to resume standard production of the 2N tractor with electrics and rubber wheels. If you want a warhorse to restore, see Chris Eby's AD here.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-02-2019 at 14:12:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • CORRECTION
  • Upon further review, I stand corrected. Your *9N-101758* tractor is indeed a 1942 warhorse model. I was looking at the wrong column of serial numbers –dang eyes are getting worse. 9N production began as usual in 1942. The United States had only been involved in WWII since December 8, 1941 with the attack on Pearl Harbor occurring just the previous day. The US War Board had not yet put restrictions on domestic manufacturing, had not yet put rationing and recycling in place. It had only been two months since entering WWII and on February 10, 1942, all US manufacturing came to a halt at Ford. By the way, it was not just Ford, it was all US manufacturing. There had been plans at Ford to make some new changes and release a new model soon, the 2N, but steel wheels. Magneto, and no electrics were never part of those changes. The war changed that. 9N tractor production in 1942 is listed as s/n 88888 thru 99002. 1942 2N production is listed at s/n 99003 thru 105374. As I stated in my previous post, the 2N was not produced, did not begin production until October, 1942 and the 6372 units built then were ALL warhorse models. By releasing it as a new model, the 2N, Ford & Ferguson were able to get away with adding some of their planned changes plus making it the steel-wheeled/magneto warhorse unit approved by the War Board. It also allowed them to increase the sticker price as well. If you need more evidence, look at the 1942 MPC. There is not a single 2N prefixed part listed. The only 2N parts shown are all the new 2N warhorse model parts like magneto, idler, and others.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Joe    Posted 05-03-2019 at 11:11:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: CORRECTION
  • Thanks for the responses!
    I bought this tractor from a man who was selling off the farm and retiring.
    He owned it for forty years.
    He bought it from a man who also was retiring and selling the farm.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if he bought it new or, nearly so.
    I bought the tractor because it has new rear tires on good hat rims.
    The hood is also in very good shape.
    The seller bought a complete engine rebuild set.
    As well as the tools to work on it.
    The engine is completely taken apart.
    It also came with a side mount cycle bar mower.

    Joe

    Farmer Dan    Posted 05-02-2019 at 05:35:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1942 2N
  • My information shows it is an early 2N but not war time. I do agree with Tim's suggestion to buy Chris' war time, he has done most of the work for you getting all the correct parts together.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 05-02-2019 at 02:44:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1942 2N
  • To bring it back to the wartime model will require all the parts, which are getting harder to find. Most wartime models still carried the long pin, hole in dogleg, or correct carb or choke rod bracket. It's possible that's it's also an engine transplant. It's up to you how much time finding the correct parts and money you want to spend and your goal for the tractor. Should you want to go this route there a set of steel wheels on one of the facebook tractor forums. it's a full set in nice condition for $750.

    dexterdraco    Posted 05-01-2019 at 19:14:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 1942 2N
  • fix it

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