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Stacey    Posted 09-21-2019 at 10:12:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hello, I have an older Ford tractor I need help identifying the model/year.Could someone assist me with that? I've found various numbers in multiple locations on the tractor, don't know what any of them mean.
    Thank you for your time

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 09-22-2019 at 06:07:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The link below has a lot of information on identifying Ford tractors.

    Posting pictures is the best way to get further identification. These old tractors have been maintained and modified over the years so exact ID is difficult.

    Good Luck


    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-22-2019 at 09:45:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • yeah, jack, I included the old John Smith Tractor ID site in my link...it's on the F/FCA site now...


    Jack - Iowa    Posted 09-22-2019 at 10:36:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes Tim, I did see that eventually.

    Not intending to be critical but you included so much non-relative information I did not scroll all of the way to the bottom and see the link.

    She only is attempting to identify the tractor at this point.


    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-22-2019 at 13:09:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • She or He asked about serial numbers. I gave her the short version of serial numbers ID'g and the how's and why's of ID'g them. I fail to see anything that was not related to the topic. Examples???

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 09-22-2019 at 20:19:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Tim,

    At this point the stamping blocks do nothing for her. Once she has located the serial number then they might be valuable.

    In no way do I see the manuals are relative to identification. Frankly there are enough mistakes in my Master Parts Guide I question it's worth.


    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-23-2019 at 04:08:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes they do Jack! The letters "b" and "I" were changed for a reason -see Service Bulletin in ad, and when/if she sees this, she won't get all cornfused. What 'mistakes' in the MPC's are you referencing? Also, these posts get archived. When a person searches for information, say, "Serial Number ID'g" this will be included so others may benefit from the shared knowledge so it's not just about you and her.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Stacey    Posted 10-15-2019 at 20:37:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I am having a challenging time figuring out how to post pictures to the page. The numbers I have found are stamped on the left side of the transmission case. The best I can read AA I 00347◇. The engine has #on the right EAE 6015-F. The left side of the motor has a plate A 2 also 1 1 raised stamped. I am sorry I have not figured out how to ppst my pictures.
    Thank you for all your time and help.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-21-2019 at 11:57:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa Stacey-
    FORD TRACTORS came in many different models and so lets' see if we can help you. If you have an N-Series Tractor, produced from 1939 - 1952, the LINK below will help you ID what you may have. The Ford-Ferguson 9N and 2N models were painted Ford Dark Grey, often mistakenly called "battleship grey", and the 8N, NAA, and Hundred Series Models were a Medium Grey and Vermillion (Red), and the Thousand Series used the Ford Blue and Eggshell White paint scheme. HOWEVER, do not use color as an absolute identifier as some were changed by the owners to other colors. The 9N, 2N, and 8N had a serial number hand stamped on the LH side under the head and next to the oil filter housing SEE PICTURE. Also, do not put a whole lot into serial numbers either. Unless you own an early 9N or early 8N worthy of original restoration, the serial number is not important. FORD hand stamped the engine block serial numbers after it was tested and passed QC Inspection. It was only used to ID the vehicle too after assembly. Engine blocks too got swapped out often so again, don't rely on the serial number to ID your tractor model year. The serial number ONLY identifies the engine block. What is important is to know what your tractor has and what you need as far as PM and parts go. All 9N and 2N models had a 3-speed transmission and DRAFT CONTROL ONLY. These are the easy identifies but there are many others. The 8N Tractor had a 4-speed transmission and POSTION AS WELL AS DRAFT CONTROL, again the easy ones to identify. If you are trying to determine year to get parts, you are better off asking question here and posting pictures. Getting the essential manuals will help tremendously as well.





    Tim Daley(MI)

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