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Michael Kutschker    Posted 10-10-2019 at 23:36:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Ford 8 N 1949
  • Hello,

    I just bought a Ford 8 N tractor of 1949. For using it on German roads I need some Information of the tractor, because I get no papers with it.
    All that I Need for a German "KFZ Brief".

    Perhaps someone can help me in this Forum.


    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-12-2019 at 07:35:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Does this help you?


    Bruce (VA)    Posted 10-11-2019 at 07:14:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Was ist " KBZ Brief" bitte?

    Ins Englisch ubersetzen KBZ.

    Tim Daley(MI) USA    Posted 10-11-2019 at 03:59:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Ah, Guten Morgen, Kapitan! Yer papers please! How did an 8N get to Germany? A recent import? There are/were no papers, no registration required for tractors. In the USA, when you purchased a new Ford tractor, you filled out a form at the dealership. They kept records for so many years but now most of those records are long gone as dealers folded and Ford tractor folded. Some states required a license plate & registration if the tractor was to be used on main highways, but most states did not require them. Plus, those records are long gone as well. That's it. Things were different overseas as every tractor I've seen from the UK, Europe, and Australia had license plates on them. Now, a friend of mine used to buy old tractors in Canada and take them to Michigan, rebuild them and then resell them, but no paperwork was needed other than a bill of sale/receipt for purchase. After 9-1 things changed worldwide. The required paperwork now to get into the USA and Canada is ridiculous on antique vehicles. I don't know what to tell you. I don't know what a "KFZ Brief" is but will find out. Good luck.

    Tim Daley(MI) USA

    Michael Kutschker    Posted 10-11-2019 at 13:07:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Ford 8 N 1949
  • Hello Tim
    thanks for message. I bought the N 8 on an auction in the Netherlands two weeks ago. And I see that it is very rare here in Germany, I found no other in internet.
    In Germany you need papers (KFZ Brief) to drive it on official roads. The tractor must be checked, if it is save to drive on official roads.
    So I need all information, that is possible.
    Best wishes


    Tim    Posted 10-11-2019 at 17:25:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Ford 8 N 1949
  • You might have better luck asking the UK folks as I know there are N's in England and Ireland. Top speed for a standard 4 speed 8N in 4th gear at 2000 RPMS is 13.64 MPH.
    Are you sure you want compete with the Auto Bahn?


    Bruce (VA)    Posted 10-11-2019 at 16:34:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'm guessing that the US equivalent is a title. My two 1929 cars must meet all safety standards in effect in 1929. Which were nonexistent!

    I recall a conversation I had on this boar years ago w/ an 8N owner in Austria. He said the EU laws were pretty strict, but because he lived in a small village and knew all the polizei, nobody bothered him.

    Does your 8N run off of kerosene or gas? The kerosene models are fairly rare in the US.

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