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Jim    Posted 11-19-2017 at 13:37:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I am still looking for a hand crank that would work for both a jubilee and an 8N that is long enough to go through the brush guard. Can anyone help? Please email if you can. Thanks

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-16-2017 at 18:05:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You'll have to make your own. FORD never made one like that -they all only work if no bumper is attached -bumpers were optional accessories, tractors were using hand cranks long before bumpers. The 2N-17040 Hand Crank and the NAA-17040 hand cranks are not interchangeable -you can't use the NAA on a 9N, 2N, or 8N...

    We have a drawing somewhere to DIY but it shows the stock diameter as 5/8" and that i s wrong. The original hand crank diameter is 11/16". Look at drawing and add a few six inches longer or so. Why do you need a hand crank for? they are nice to have when rebuilding an engine to help turn crank, but otherwise, the electric starting motor made hand cranking obsolete.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-19-2017 at 15:52:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Just remember when you hand crank an engine you pull up on the crank, never down and never try to roll it over. I've been cranking tractors since I was 9 years old and I have not been hurt doing it yet.

    The brush guard was an accesory so you will have to make your hand crank or find one from something else that will work. Most Farmall cranks will work or the jack handle from a Mazda will work also. Used my daughters once on my 9N LOL.

    Jim    Posted 11-19-2017 at 17:21:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I was about that age when I first hand cranked one and was never hurt but thanks for the advice and information. BTW I never intended to use it to start the engine. I'm too old and hopefully experienced to trust my brittle bones to that operation.

    36 coupe    Posted 11-19-2017 at 14:19:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Better hope you dont find one.A new battery costs a lot less than a broken arm.My uncle got his nose broken cranking a Chevy.Kettering invented the electric starter after his friend died after cranking a womens car.So many fellows got busted up cranking Model Ts it was called Model T arm.A friend got his arm broken cranking a Farm All tractor.Iwould use a crank to turn an engine for timing or valve work, but thats all.

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