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Terry    Posted 01-27-2021 at 08:39:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Reed
  • https://youtu.be/ARI8lVV4cyI

    In the above video, starting at the 39 second mark, there is a lever above the steering arms on the left side, forward of the left foot rest. This is a '48 8N, but I also seen it on a '52 8N. What is this lever? I can't find it in any manual or parts catalog.

    Terry    Posted 01-28-2021 at 07:21:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Reed
  • Another plus on the '48 is, it has new tires on it. The '52, I'm not sure. Tires are expensive as you all are very aware of. Down side of the '48, other than some features that hadn't came out until 1950, is potential work on the hydraulics.

    steveVa    Posted 01-27-2021 at 14:11:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Reed
  • Shifter is for a sherman step up (probably). High low has different shifter on mine.
    2 things about that tractor.
    1. They have bypassed the start safety switch. Dangerous to start standing next to tractor.
    2. Tractor was once painted yellow. Probably a town tractor for mowing. Lots of wear.
    Sounds good though.

    Terry    Posted 01-27-2021 at 10:11:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8N Question
  • Another question, does this have the overriding clutch?

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 01-28-2021 at 03:59:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8N Question
  • Yes has ORC on pto. Agree with others sherman probably a step up. Push forward to access standard gears, pull back to access sherman gear Clutch must be used to engage and disengage

    Terry    Posted 01-28-2021 at 05:27:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N Question
  • Thanks.

    Jack-Iowa    Posted 01-27-2021 at 08:42:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Reed
  • Different lever than mine but location is correct for Sherman Transmission shift lever.

    Terry    Posted 01-27-2021 at 08:53:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8N Lever question
  • I guess the next oblivious question is, what does the Sherman transmission do? High and low range, etc.?

    Terry    Posted 01-27-2021 at 08:45:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8N Lever question
  • Thanks, I haven't seen this tractor yet up close, but I'm interested in it. I also found a '52 that has this same lever, but it's in rougher shape than this one and needs the carb adjusted.

    The seller on this '48 says the 3 point is a bit slow, which does concern me.

    HCooke    Posted 01-27-2021 at 15:02:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N Lever question
  • I would not let the carb adjustment problem persuade me against the '52. If you buy either one you are going to have to learn how to maintain carbs and ignition. The 52 with the side mount distributor is a lot more friendly to maintain.

    Terry    Posted 01-28-2021 at 05:32:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N Lever question
  • Here is the link to the '52. I'm thinking it has the override clutch also, and I think I see the lever for the Sherman transmission.


    Jack-Iowa    Posted 01-28-2021 at 19:45:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N Lever question
  • Certainly agree with Bob's assessment. See it has an alternator hanging on there, indicating a 12 volt conversion so who knows what the wiring is like.

    Yes it has the overrunning clutch and the Sherman lever.

    Bob in KS    Posted 01-28-2021 at 18:18:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8N Lever question

  • https://www.tractorhouse.com/listings/farm-equipment/for-sale/199993785/1952-ford-8n

    Definitely not an 8N and definitely not a 52. About a 46 2N at the latest. 3 speed, still front mount distributor, and 9N 2N rear wheels

    Terry    Posted 01-29-2021 at 05:13:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N Lever question
  • Thanks, without being that knowledgeable on N series, it's easy to overlook the telltale signs of what model is what.

    Terry    Posted 01-27-2021 at 19:09:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8N Lever question
  • The '52 was in very rough shape, and at one point in it's lifetime, an owner had a welder and wasn't afraid to use it. Without hearing it run, I'm hesitant to really go after it.

    Terry    Posted 01-29-2021 at 05:21:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N Lever question
  • Oh, and I meant to add, that I miss the rear hubs on this one - I just watched a video last week on the differences and that was pointed out in the video. I don't know why I didn't clue in on the rear hubs on the so-called '52 being a 2N or 9N.

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