Re: Question about place to buy parts

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Posted by Bruce (VA) on September 06, 2017 at 13:10:43 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: Question about place to buy parts posted by Jason Claspill on September 06, 2017 at 12:47:40:

MO gets about as cold as VA. I own 4 8N's, all 6v, here in VA and never had a problem w/ any of them starting in the winter.

From my experience, I've only found three reasons to convert an N to 12v:

1. You need to run 12v equipment (sprayers, pumps, lights, etc)

2. You have a simultaneous failure of the v/r & generator or battery & the cost to replace those parts is close to or exceeds the cost of a conversion

3. Your N has poor compression (like less than 90 lbs) and you do not want to rebuild it

If an N is hard to start in cold weather (or any weather) the owner should find out why & fix it! These tractors have low compression, low HP engines and will start just fine on 6v.

For new parts, Just8N's is an excellent choice, along with Dennis Carpenter.

These guys should be able to help you w/ used parts:


John Smith smith8N@att.net


Rod Mondor at Forest Lake Tractor fltractor@peoplepc.com or 651 464
4628


Ken at Long Lane Tractor lltractor@embarqmail.com or 717-367-8610


Get OEM components rebuilt. Iíve been working on old cars, trucks & tractors now for over 50 years. Whenever possible, I get OEM component parts rebuilt. Given the high probability that any new component part purchased for an N tractor is made somewhere overseas w/o adequate quality control, chances are very good that you will be disappointed. If you do not have a local rebuild shop, give these guys a call for a quote & shipping info:

Automotive Manufacturers Inc
2400 N Lombardy St Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 321-6861

They do mail order work. They rebuild carbs, clutches, pressure plates, water pumps, alternators, generators, starters & reline brakes.



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