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Fred    Posted 11-22-2017 at 17:38:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • weights
  • Were there Ford hang on weights for the 51 8N back in the day? Are they available today?

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 11-23-2017 at 08:51:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Ford didn't make hang on weights for the early models. you can take a couple of pie weights and hang your own.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-23-2017 at 06:07:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I don't know what you mean by 'hang-on' weights, but the N's never had weight sets as optional equipment. If you mean the pie-weights, they weren't introduced until the Hundred Series Models. Then there were two different sets, a 28# set and a HD set at 45#, that's each pie segment. It was advised not to use the HD weights on the 600 tractor as the axles wouldn't support the added weight. ALL 9N, 2N, and 8N models were using calcium chloride for added ballast in the tires. Now, that all being said, many have used the pie weights on their N's as you can use only half or less of the pie segments and not limit out/exceed the capabilities of the axles. Pie weights consist of 12 segments per side mounted on a special plate using special stud extenders. Complete and incomplete original used sets pop up all the time on fleabay and elsewhere. If there are no stud extenders, the set is useless. Many only use 6 or even 4 weights per side and they work fine. Now there were also aftermarket companies that offered axle weights too which mounted behind the fenders and under the axle -SEE LINK for one example. I have a complete set of 45# pie weights but have never used them on my working '48 8N. I have my work tires loaded with Beet Juice -trade name is Rim Guard™. You can find their contact info in our LINKS forum.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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