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Kimberly    Posted 03-25-2021 at 11:42:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Installing Lights Wiring Harness
  • I have acquired the lights for the Old Girl and hope to work on installing them this summer. What do I need; clips, etc., for the wiring harness installation on my 1949 8N? Are there diagrams in the manuals section for showing how to run the wiring harness? How are the wires ran back to the rear lights so that the wiring does not risk being snagged?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 03-26-2021 at 07:30:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Installing Lights Wiring Harness
  • Kim - we have a How-To's as mentioned, plus your MPC has drawings, and the part kit for 8N lighting. get a bracket at Carpenter for the light switch mount. Also, there is much info in the archives on lighting -start with keywords "lights Steve Dabrowski".


    FORD 8N LIGHTING KIT SWITCH TEMPLATE & LOCATION :




    8N LIGHT SWITCH LOCATION ON VOLTAGE REGULTOR, RH LOWER DASH PANEL:

    FORD TRACTOR 39-53 MPC w/LIGHTNG DIAGRAM:


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Kimberly    Posted 03-26-2021 at 12:01:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Installing Lights Wiring Harness (Confused)
  • Tim, I am a little bit confused. Were there two switches for the lights; one for the front headlamps and one for the rear lights? This tractor had lights at one time. The holes are there in the doglegs for the front lights and the holes are in the fenders for the rear lights. The hole in the dash is there as well. However, there is no switch plate under the regulator.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 03-26-2021 at 16:58:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Installing Lights Wiring Harness (Confused)
  • NO! Only one light switch. You need the newer aftermarket Voltage Regulator in order to mount the plate onto. The template for the LH dash near AMMETER was in the original lighting kit. OEM VR was the AUTO-LITE unit. Wiring on the 8N was two headlights and one taillight with the Implement Lamp (Worklight) a later option. They were wired together so when you pulled the light switch 'ON' all three lamps were illuminated. The Worklight has its own ON/OFF switch. The Taillight was mounted on the LH side of fender. This was a Federal Law that for highway use, the tractor had to be seen on the left as viewed from the rear. The kit included a license plate bracket too as some states required the tractor to be registered and licensed as well. The Taillight had a red lens. On the top was a smaller clear lens to illuminate the license plate. Lighting kits were always dealer optional accessories. The doglegs and fenders had punch-outs to knock out when you wanted to mount lights. Taillight mounted on LH fender er the law, optional worklight was mounted on RH fender bracket, but could also mount on LH fender bracket along with taillight. All OEM Manuals I've seen have worklight on RH side. It makes sense so you had easy access to the leveling crank. The wiring harnesses Dennis Carpenter makes and sells have one that runs only to the LH fender and one that will "Y" off so you can run one to the RH fender. I have all the Ford Tractor original lighting diagrams that came with kits –see scan below. They are 17 x 22 in size, so too big to scan here and post. I made copies so if you want one, email me with your address.

    FORD TRACTOR LIGHTING WIRING DIAGRAM; 1939-1947, FROM JULY 1947 8N MPC:


    FORD 8N OEM LIGHTING KIT SETUP DIAGRAM:

    1948 FORD 8N & REAR LIGHTING SETUP:



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    NTC Administrators    Posted 03-26-2021 at 06:21:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Installing Lights Wiring Harness
  • We have a How-To on wiring rear lights. Click the link below to view it.

    Kimberly    Posted 03-26-2021 at 10:39:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Installing Lights Wiring Harness
  • This is a great site; thanks guys and thanks to all those that work to keep it going.

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