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Rick Peiffer    Posted 05-25-2020 at 08:47:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 1947 ford n series tractor
  • my wife an i recently purchased a ford tractor that was bought by my grandfather from Keller brothers ford Schaefferstown pa in 1949 along with 3 deerborne implements. after his passing in 1959 it was passed along to my father. my father passed away 3 years ago and my wife and i purchased it from my mother to keep it in the family. not sure what we have exactly. the casting numbers on the right rear axle housing are 4-22-47 and 2n4014A2 and 4A. it has a light gray sheet metal and red belly. it has a 3 speed transmission and running boards. can anyone tell us exactly what we have. thank you!

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-25-2020 at 15:07:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 1947 ford n series tractor
  • Casting date codes can mean little or not a lot. Parts were put in the pipeline and used up where applicable til the new ones came online. early 8N's had '47 date code tags as new 8N parts were cast and ready to machine. Engine block serial number defines just the assembled engine QC passing the break-in test. Engine block also has a date code on the starter pocket. My early 8N has an engine casting date code tag of "I167" which decodes to September 16, 1947 as the date the block was cast, not built. Hydraulic pump base also ha date code tag on the bottom. Other signs yours is a 2N would be: DRAFT CONTROL ONLY; NO FORD script on hood; no air cleaner door; 3-speed trans; cutout and 1-wire generator; 1-wire starter motor; 5-bolt hole pattern front wheels; riveted 6-bolt hole pattern on rears; toolbox on outside LH behind the battery, to name a few. Cannot go by paint colors to ID any tractor as John said.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 05-25-2020 at 11:21:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sound like a '47 2n but check the seril number on the engine just behind the oil filter.

    John in Mich    Posted 05-25-2020 at 09:10:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 1947 ford n series tractor
  • Your descriptions suggests that it is a 1947 2N (9N) painted to look like an 8N. When the 8N was introduced, many dealers painted their carryover models to "look" like the newer models.
    I have several 2Ns with running boards. Some were homade and some have Ferguson running (foot) boards.
    Also possible, somewhere in it's life one of your family members liked the red and gray and either had it painted or painted themselves.
    What ever the history, it is yours now. A little TLC will give you great service and pleasure for years.

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