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Tom(WI)    Posted 06-10-2020 at 12:56:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 2N Warhorse Plug Wires
  • Good afternoon guys, I am in the process of changing over my 43 warhorse from electric to non electric. Do I need any special plug wires with the mag??? If not what is recommended?? Thanks

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 06-11-2020 at 04:31:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa Tom-
    Yes, the Ford-Ferguson 2N Warhorse spark plug wires were different lengths, much shorter, due to the Magneto. It also used a shorter conduit. A few guys have done what you are doing, taking a 2N and making a warhorse unit even if they were or weren't a warhorse originally. The task is trying to locate all of the OEM parts that went on the warhorse model. Steel wheels are common to find but the magneto, conduit, idler, starter motor plug, ammeter plug, choke lever to front, and correct TSX -38 carb with the double throw choke lever are hard to find. Here is the LINK to our MANUALS forum for the 1943 MPC of all the warhorse parts. It lists the spark plug wires and conduit. Member Chris Eby restored his Warhorse - see link to archived post and pictures - so you can ask him for help on what he did with his. Also, the July 1947 MPC lists the spark plug wires lengths for the magneto unit as well as the standard 8N plug wires if you want to cut and make your own. The warhorse conduit used a shorter tube due to routing of the magneto. When standard 2N production resumed in early 1943, the 9N conduit was again used up thru all 2N production at the end of 1946. There were three conduits used on the N's: 9N-12112, 2N-12112 (for magneto only); and the 8N-12112.


    Photos courtesy of Chris Eby


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    Tom WI)    Posted 06-11-2020 at 06:22:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the info Tim, didn't think of the conduit being shorter, makes sense. I have all the parts, idler, mag. (boy were they difficult to locate), steel wheels, the correct carb, (carb was on the tractor when bought) I have to maybe make a knockout for the dash unless I can stumble across a different dash. Serial number 111677 correct 1943 2N from the research I have done, took me about 10 plus years and a ton of money but have all but the shorter conduit, may have to continue the search. I did talk to Chris last year before he had to sell everything and he wasn't real happy about things so I just haven't contacted him lately. He sure did have a beautiful warhorse though. So copper core plug wires is fine for the mag, no special wires??? Thanks again Tim, you are loaded with a ton of helpful information and is much appreciated.....

    Scott PA    Posted 06-11-2020 at 19:24:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have info about the conduit for the war tractor. Email me.

    Tom(WI)    Posted 06-11-2020 at 20:26:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Scott, could you please e-mail me the info, my e-mail is open. I can't seem to do it through out look. Tom Thanks

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 06-12-2020 at 05:55:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Tom just click on poster's name, underlined in blue highlight and it'll take you directly to YOUR email user account in a new message. Fill in the rest and send. Not an Outlook problem.


    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 06-12-2020 at 04:47:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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