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Zman    Posted 08-10-2020 at 04:23:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8n Key Switch
  • I have an early 8n ser# 8N16312 , was wondering where key switch should be located , And if it should be early switch 39 - 47 or 48 and up ,and how many blades should my fan be ? Thanks and Love this site !

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-10-2020 at 05:11:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8n Key Switch
  • Kudos on your early 8N. What is the date code tag -located on the starter pocket? The 8N ignition key switch is located on the lower LH dash panel. New exact-as-original ones can be found at Dennis Carpenter (click on LINK) and Just8Ns. Part number 8N-3679-C is advised, the OEM cloth-covered wire style, not one of the cheap, Cheena made vinyl covered wires one sold elsewhere. I also highly advise you to invest in the ESSENTIAL MANUALS. You will want to know how to wire the 8N correctly. We have some here in our MANUALS forum like the 8N early Operator's/Owner's Manual and the 1949 MPC (Master Parts Catalog). You need the I&T FO-4 Manual and the 39-53 MPC as well at least. You will want to know all about the FORD 6V/POS GRN wiring system, the front mount distributor, Position Control, and a few other issues. The 4-Blade fan was mid- 1948 but not important as many farmers kept the 6-Blade fan puller. Either one is OK. Best to read up on manuals and go to the LINK for John Smithís now archived ďTractor IDĒ Page sponsored by the Ford/Fordson Association Ėsee LINK.

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    Zman    Posted 08-10-2020 at 08:30:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8n Key Switch
  • Tim , will look to see what the date code is and get back to you . Also read John Smithís excellent article on the axle seal change and loved the 75 tips about N tractors (under general ) in the forum section , Thanks again !

    Zman    Posted 08-10-2020 at 08:18:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Tim , thank you for the reply it is very helpful and welcomed ,wasnít sure if any of the 47 parts were used on the 48 ,being an early 48 , have both of the key switches in my cart @ Just8Nís , thanks for clearing that up . Tractor came with the I&t FO-4 Manual , have a 39-54MPC coming with my order from Just8Nís , also a new exhaust manifold and some miscellaneous correct fasteners , my tractor is still 6 volt and I intend to keep it as such ! Next undertaking is rear axle seals , it came with new ones , but previous owner thought it was a 43 , didnít know it was a 47 until neighbor , who is the editor of N-NEWS helped him list it for sale , so probably are not the correct seals . Little bit about me , trying to assemble a collection of the tractors my Grandfather had on our family farm when I was a kid , sadly farm is gone , but is still farmland, also have a 56 860 Ford (Not pretty but working ) , 58 861 Powermaster ( nice original tractor , also 6v )and a 50 Massey Harris 44 tricycle front ,not so easy to find parts for the Massey . Found this site on the Just8Nís site , again , I appreciate your help Tim

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-10-2020 at 10:01:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • While waiting for your new MPC to arrive, you can download (it's FREE)the May, 1949 MPC we have here in our MANUALS. Note that there were 22 changes for the new 8N model but some remained the same. The front mount distributor, ballast resistor, Ammeter, and TSX-33 carb stayed the same. The 8N added a 4 Speed trans, POSITION CONTROL to the 3-pt; revamped electrical, air cleaner, steering, and a few other things. The MPC states what years part were used. Also, just because you have a 6V battery doesn't mean it is wired correctly for the 6V/POS GRN setup. Nice collection. I always wanted a '56 860. I am downsizing my farm implements and have some OEM Dearborn Equipment for sale. I also have 8N Toolkits, and CMHALL worklights, headlights, and TAURUS taillights restored and for sale. Email is open to discuss more if interested. You need Adobe to download stuff from MANUALS and HOW-TOW's. There is a LINK that will get you there and it also is free.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Zman    Posted 08-10-2020 at 10:41:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Tim ,wow ,I really appreciate your help, since I bought the 8n Iíve been soaking up all the info I can find , spend my evenings immersed in it , actually the tractor we had on the farm was either a 9n or 2n because it was a 3speed and had that style rear wheels , but I prefer the upgrades of the 8n , may in the future seek out a 9n or 2n cause this tractor collecting is ADDICTIVE !!! 8n that I have has been in the same family over 50yrs , appears to be pretty complete , so am hopeful that it is wired correctly, but will definitely check it out , thanks for the carb info as it came with a new carb and like I said previous owner thought it was a 43 so should be same carb ? Apparently I have adobe as I was able to down load the MPC . Am presently awaiting a front mount plow out of Illinois for my 860 , not sure if it is a Dearborn piece , but is not homemade , possibly a dirt blade as there are no springs for it to flip , have the hydraulic valve (Single lever , two hydraulic hoses) under the seat of the 860 , seller said it will hook right up , weíll see. Canít thank you enough for sharing your knowledge and time with me !

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