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Del Huebner    Posted 07-23-2020 at 19:18:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Replacing engine on 8N
  • Would there be any changes necessary in changing a front mount distributor engine in an 8N to a side mount engine?

    Ultradog MN    Posted 07-25-2020 at 06:03:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Replacing engine on 8N
  • I swapped the strong running engine from my trusty 2N into a smoky 8N that I bought thinking I would upgrade tractors.
    Both were front mounts with 6V/original wiring. It was a Very simple swap. I reused the wiring that was original to each tractor. Only surprise was the external oil lines were different. Don't remember just why now but I had to swap those too. That was 18 years ago.
    I started about 8 am and had both tractors running again by about 4 pm. That was the first time I had ever driven an 8N and I was horrified to learn how fast the reverse speed was on it.
    I almost swapped them back.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-24-2020 at 08:14:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Replacing engine on 8N
  • Cams are different for another. In my opinion, it would easier, and cheaper to just find a complete angle mount short block and swap the whole kit and caboodle out. I just saw a side mount on ebay the other day -$500 I think -shipping extra, and no relation to seller. There are plenty of archive posts on swap-outs.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    duey    Posted 07-23-2020 at 23:25:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Replacing engine on 8N
  • The generator will likely be on the left side... it kinda depends on how complete an engine you have available to install...

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