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Terry-Mo (T-Mo)    Posted 03-06-2021 at 07:27:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • A friend of mine has this 1944 2N (he thought it was a 9N). The serial number is 9N132008, so from that at least the engine block is a 1944. Anyways I'll probably end up buying it. He did a lot of work to it, new bushings, new fuel tank, new wiring, one new rear rim, and a host of other things. It runs really good, shifts in to all the gears correctly, the 3 point seems to work properly. One thing though is I would like to get the gear shift starter working (it's there, but not hooked up). There is a push button switch on the dash where I'm thinking the light switch should go. Question, how hard is it to get the gear shift starter switch working again, and/or replaced?

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 03-06-2021 at 17:20:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Should be easy to fix. If the push button is in place in front of the gear shift lever there should be a rod that extends to the switch at the front of the transmission cover. If the switch is missing then get a new one from Just 8N's and install it (after checking that the rod actuates when pushing the starter switch on the trans top) and connect the cabling from the right side of the battery to the switch and from the switch to the starter. Download the 2N or 9N manual from this site to get a clear picture of the mechanism. All parts are available from Just 8N's or Dennis Carpenter.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 03-06-2021 at 12:45:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • More than just not hooked up. Looks like someone has replaced it with a starter solenoid.


    Terry-Mo (T-Mo)    Posted 03-07-2021 at 06:17:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I wasn't sure how the 2Ns had their starter setup. I probably leave it as is.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 03-07-2021 at 17:19:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You could always get creative and use the OEM switch to activate the solenoid. That way you have a neutral interlock and you blow some minds ;-)


    Terry-Mo (T-Mo)    Posted 03-08-2021 at 06:16:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I actually thought about that. It would be great to keep the neutral safety system functioning as it should.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-07-2021 at 08:08:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I strongly suggest you put it back to original. If you for some reason should stand along side the tractor and hit the starter while in gear, it will try to run over you!
    If the engine is in decent shape it will start and then it's too late to move!

    Kimberly    Posted 03-06-2021 at 12:18:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I see it has had a 12 volt conversion done. I don't like 12 volt conversions.

    Terry-Mo (T-Mo)    Posted 03-07-2021 at 06:21:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes, it has been converted. Personally, I don't care for 12 volt conversions, but it will stay as is, for now.

    Kimberly    Posted 03-06-2021 at 12:16:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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