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JOSH in RI    Posted 12-18-2020 at 21:29:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • NOS 8n block

  • Early this year I picked up a NOS 8N block (6010C/8N) in the ford box from an estate sale. The family used to own Ford dealer ship that closed in the 90s. This was in the garage at the farm. Is it valuable? I bought it because we have some N series and figured it might be useful to have. The serial number is c623. I'm curious what its worth?

    THANKS

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-20-2020 at 11:29:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • As I stated, 8N-6010 is the engine assembly part number and not shown or cast on block, strictly on paper. Your picture shows the CASTING PART NUMBER, 8N-6015, not a serial number. Serial numbers were only marked in one place on block. Still didn't answer if your block is an early model or later model.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Josh in RI    Posted 12-20-2020 at 11:54:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Tim, it's the late model "C" block. Please take a look at the other pictures on photobucket. I believe that the 8N-6015-C would indicate it was the (C) or last generation block. I believe this will work with the any 9N/2N/8N, where as the earlier blocks will not. It is stamped with a serial number in the correct location, I was surprised myself thinking it would be blank. It has the part number on the box. I was just looking for more info on this. Why are we assuming that people dont know where the block is stamped for serial numbers, etc...? While I'm only 40, I've been into Ford Tractors for 20 years. I'm guessing this box or unit is from the 1960s based on the fact they are using zip codes on the postal addresses. Thanks

    TheOldHokie    Posted 12-19-2020 at 18:09:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Now that is a real coffee table conversation piece ;-)

    Interesting it came with sleeves but no valve seats......

    TOH

    Ultradog MN    Posted 12-19-2020 at 10:03:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If you go a bit newer you can still find complete NOS tractors.
    From the late 60s till the mid 70s Ford donated a bunch of tractors to VoTechs, high schools and community colleges.
    "For the advancement of thechnical education".
    I've owned about 8 of these - either complete or major components.
    Some have been ruined by many untrained hands.
    Others I've owned had never been touched.
    I have an nos 4000 that was a "school tractor".
    And my 3000 is one - except it's actually a stealth 3600.
    Here is a 3000 I owned. Typical of how they were donated.
    I completed this one and sold it.

    Josh in RI    Posted 12-19-2020 at 07:38:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • First time uploading images..

    https://app.photobucket.com/u/jh1npgmf/p/d574ffab-822c-47df-8740-fee4b6efd0d8

    john    Posted 12-19-2020 at 17:04:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Small world, I live about 25 minutes from where that block was shipped in NY.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-19-2020 at 06:02:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • 8N-6010-C is the part number for the block assembly after 1950. It wouldn't be marked anywhere on the engine. Does it have the front mount or side mount distributor? Your "c623" number is not a serial number. Where are you seeing that? Serial number would be hand stamped on a boss near oil filter housing. Block starter pocket would have a DATE CODE ID tag, cast on the block at the time it was poured. Can you provide pictures?

    FORD ENGINE BLOCK SERIAL NUMBER HAND STAMPS:

    FORD N-SERIES TRACTOR ENGINE BLOCK SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION:

    EARLY 8N ENGINE CASTING DATE CODE BOSS, SEPTEMBER 16, 1947:

    Tim Daley(MI)

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    Select-O-Speed    Posted 12-19-2020 at 05:32:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It's pretty valuable if needed. Being genuine NOS in box is a BIG plus. They certainly are not being made anymore. Not only does it have mechanical value, it also has Collector value to the right person. Not to the 10 Cent crowd, but to the Serious collector who has appreciation for what it is, and has the means to aquire it. I'm sure there are more out there somewhere, but how many and how often do they surface ? It's my opinion that a NOS block in the Ford packaging, is in a league way above a 68+ year old worn, stressed, gunky, rusty, and possibly cracked example that could need several hundred dollars worth of machine shop work to be usable. Maybe. Congrats on your score. FWIW, SoS.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 12-18-2020 at 23:29:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Probably not as much as you might desire.
    The 8N is still a dime a dozen machine. Now if that was a 1939 9N block, you might have something. By the time the 8N rolled around it was a fairly common machine.
    A new block when so many others are still available and generally running around $100 or so for an engine block. . .

    Dave H    Posted 12-20-2020 at 09:58:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Dang Bruce, you are a real bubble buster, and here we thought Xmas came early. :)

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 12-20-2020 at 13:50:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • No more so than I figured a low serial number 8N I tripped across several years ago was worth a buck or two more. I was awakened to reality from a few fine members of this board as to the true value of an 8N machine.
    My deepest of apologies for my transgressions upon this matter.
    Mea Culpa.
    So sorry.

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