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Wayne N Ind.    Posted 10-26-2019 at 18:30:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • How did the Schaffer’s ford sale go today in Milan,mich? that would been a good one. Have a great day.

    Rick    Posted 10-26-2019 at 19:22:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I heard the early 9n brought 4000

    John in Mich    Posted 10-26-2019 at 19:47:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I went but did not stay. However, I also heard that same number and the second one went for $3750. I sort of kicked myself. You cannot buy a decent tractor and restore it to that condition for $4000.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-27-2019 at 03:41:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It's sad. Dave's early 9N was priceless IMHO. The history alone makes it a $50k machine. The MECUM auctions went for $30k + and they weren't even 100% correct. Perhaps this is one other reasons why guys don't get into the restoration field much anymore. The return on investment was never profitable as it is. You cannot put a price tag on a person's pride and efforts though. Knowing one has a rare machine is gratification to him and the few that are in the know. My early 9N is a late 1939 model, 4-digit s/n, but was my grandfather's and uncles so that will always hold a place in my heart. I hope the new owners appreciate the history of the Schafer tractors and continue to include the info in their shows.

    Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)

    *9N653I* & *8NI55I3*

    Rick    Posted 10-27-2019 at 06:41:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Maybe alot of people didnt like that it didnt have a stamped dash, no Welch plugs in the block like early one should have also. And no aluminum hood.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-27-2019 at 09:28:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • There were several items that were not on every early 9N. Changes were made fast and furious and everything couldn't be documented as such. Take the OEM 7 x 32 6-LOOP REAR RIMS for example. They're on #179. Vintage films from June 29, 1939 show the toolbox was mounted on the back of the seat. There was also NO muffler shield on the demo tractors in that film. So just because somebody made a supposed list and web site of early 9N stuff doesn't mean they were all correct and inclusive. Those sites and books have been proven to have incorrect information or missing important information. I know for a fact that Dave's #179 did not have the OEM early 9N-A generator and voltage regulator because I have the genny. Dave was trying to get it right but did not have the correct VR to go with it so gave up. I told him he could use an NAA VR if he fabbed a new mounting bracket with the B-Circuit genny and he said he was just going to leave it as is and I could buy the original so I did. It still beats out that one auction in 2016 with an alternator on the early 9N.


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    Island Mike    Posted 11-01-2019 at 22:59:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Is my 41 9N considered an early one?

    Island Mike

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