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abraham brower    Posted 10-20-2020 at 07:00:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • first 9N
  • Just bought my first 9N on Sat Oct 17 2020.
    I found this forum while trying to determine what i have.
    Serial #9N229502 on engine block next to oil.
    Have not tried to start it yet,i want to change oil and filter,check carb bowl for crud,check fuel tank for rust,change plugs,fresh coolant.
    Purchased from an estate sale,it sat in a pole shed ,but not sure how long.
    Engine appears to not be seized.
    Now the learning begins.
    Probably not a total restore but want it to run good for my grandson to have a little fun with.
    Any help and input is appreciated.

    Zeke(OR)    Posted 10-20-2020 at 11:30:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Congratulations. You have started a potential lifetime of fun. + to what Bruce said: Sea foam or kroil oil in spark plug less cylinders and crank by hand. Leave the starter alone. Donít ask how I know 😂

    Have fun

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-20-2020 at 17:43:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You can just use plain old mineral spirits or charcoal lighter fluid as all that stuff, STABIL, KROIL, SEA FOAM, MMO, et all contains 99% Mineral Spirits. It is an excellent cleaning compound and will not hurt internal engines and hydraulic systems. A lot of fellas use a 50/50 mix of UTF and Acetone.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    abraham brower    Posted 10-20-2020 at 21:21:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Tim
    what is UTF

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-21-2020 at 05:36:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • UTF = Universal Transmission Fluid

    FWIW & FYI, we have a list of MSDS labels, Material Safety Data Sheets, on several products sold today, most are simply "snake-oil" products made to sell to the unsuspecting public under the guise that they are something special and magical. They are not. As I stated, they are all mostly 99% plain old Mineral Spirits, petroleum based derivative. The USA requires every chemical sold to have a MSDS label which defines all the ingredients as well as fire and safety hazards - it's the law. You can see our list here in the LINK provided from our SAFETY format or do your own research if you don't believe me. If no MSDS label can't be found, they are hiding something and not complying with the law. The product MMO (Marvel Mystery Oil) was like that for several years until recently. There is NO MYSTERY involved in the stuff.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    abraham brower    Posted 10-21-2020 at 06:47:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thank you Tim

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-20-2020 at 09:00:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Start with the ESSENTIAL MANUALS -best investment to make. Don't buy any new parts yet. Understand what you are dealing with first. 6V/POS GRN ELECTRICAL; Front Mount Distributor; 3-Pt Draft Control; more. We have a ton of info in our HOW-TO's and MANUALS forums. Archive search for every question ever asked.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 10-20-2020 at 07:33:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I recently picked up a machine sitting for 22 years according to the prior owner.
    I poured a can of Seafoam into each cylinder before turning the front pulley more than about 10 degrees. With some valves open, I had it coming out the carb and the exhaust. It sat for a day and then I rotated it around and filled it again. plugs out for all this. I finally got it turned over by hand and the cylinders mostly cleaned out. Changed the oil, put juice to it, plugs out, rags over holes and cranked over. to blow it out. Then I made it run. Lots of smoke. It cleared out after about 30 minutes and still needs a bit of work.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 10-20-2020 at 07:13:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • It appears you have a 1946 2N

    Check this site for lots of history and information.


    Have Fun!

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