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Catoosa Larry    Posted 08-02-2020 at 02:04:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 2N Oil Pan R&R
  • Howdy Good Ford Fans:
    First time post; I need to drop the oil pan on my old '47 2N. Pickup tube misalignment! Can anyone advise on special do's and dont's? Started removing the pan, and found a gap developing between the pan and front axle assy.! I should have realized that might happen!
    Does the front-end need to be jacked, and stabilized,if so how and with what?
    Any suggestions would be Greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance, there's a wealth of knowledge here!!!

    Catoosa Larry    Posted 08-02-2020 at 11:32:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thank you, Tim & HCooke;
    I appreciate your direction & comments. I've had the old 2N, for about 10 yrs., along with an unknown 4' brush hog.
    I do have most all of the manuals, and have found the Forum to be most informative, and helpful. I forgot to recheck them about oil pan R & R. My bad. I cog into this pickle, after draining the oil, and finding that the oil plug did't have the screen! So I promptly ordered one, and in due course, after failing to get it to go into the pan, discovered that the oil pickup "cup", was misaligned! That's when, after searching the forum for info, I just started to remove the pan. Opps...front end started to move!*?!# Sooo, here I am. The tractor is in my overcrowded shop/garage. I'm thinking if I put a jack under the trans, and support the front of the engine properly, I should be able to proceed safely. I've been viewing all the videos of engine supports. Most interesting! We will see. Thanks again for the input.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-03-2020 at 06:35:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Larry-
    I concur with what JMOR said - apply the "if it ain't broke" mantra. If you've had no oil pressure issues I'd hold off on the pickup tube fix until it's time to do a complete tear down and engine overhaul. As stated, the Essential Manuals have the procedures, no reason to make your own guesses. There are a lot of steps to remove the oil pan and it's all outlined. My advice would be to pull the entire motor in prep for total rebuild, get it on an engine stand, then you can rotate it around so the pan is on top, then more easily can be removed. The pan is cast iron and heavy. If you drop it on your concrete floor, chances are you will crack it. Get help.

    ford 8N operator's manual:

    Tim Daley(MI)

    JMOR    Posted 08-02-2020 at 22:46:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It was fine for 10 years.............this means that you have nothing to do but look for troubles.... you will find them!

    Catoosa Larry    Posted 08-02-2020 at 23:26:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thanks JMOR, you'r probably right...too much time on my hands waiting for parts for another project! "But I was just trying to make it better."

    HCooke    Posted 08-02-2020 at 07:36:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Agree with Tim. Get the manuals, The oil pan is the front extension of the frame!
    You must remove the hood (gas tank) and the front axle in order to remove the oil pan. Note, the oil pan is very heavy. If it were mine, I would remove the hood and gas tank, the front axle and radiator and then split the tractor and put the engine on a stand. Much easier to remove the oil pan and much much easier to reinstall it.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-02-2020 at 05:59:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa Larry-
    Welcome aboard newbie to the NTC best Internet site for vintage Ford Tractors you will find. We have tons of info -MANUALS and HOW-TO's forums have much and you can also search the archives with your questions as just about all have been answered before. Documents in forums are almost all in pdf and you can download them for FREE to your own PC folder. You need ADOBE to download and if you don't have a copy on your PC, you can go the instructions and get it downloaded -it's also free. The first thing you should do is invest in copies of The Essential Manuals and read. There are do's and don'ts in the OEM Owner Manuals and the parts lists have all the info shown and listed. The CLYMER I&T FO-4 Manual and the OEM Operator's Manuals have detailed chapters on oil pump and pan R&R. Again, read the manuals first before attempting to do any work so you don't damage the tractor or yourself. There's much to know about these old Fords. The oil drain plug has a built-in screen and the pickup tube is situated inside the screen. Question is do you see up inside if the tube misaligned or is it just missing? Hope this helps.


    Tim Daley(MI)

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