Re: Extra Hole on the Dash

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Posted by Tim Daley(MI) on December 13, 2017 at 05:41:17 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Extra Hole on the Dash posted by Tony Sanchez (OR) on December 13, 2017 at 01:55:29:

NO FORD N-SERIES TRACTOR ever came from the Rouge or Highland Park factory with lighting kits installed on them. Lighting kits were always optional accessories available from the dealer. When a farmer purchased a new tractor, he could also purchase a lighting kit if he desired and either he or the dealer could install them. The Ford N-Series doglegs, except early 9Ns, came with two punch-outs where the headlights would mount. Two because the headlight mounting 'medallion', otherwise known as the 'wing', had a 5/16 tapped boss on the back to mount to dogleg. The wing had a large hole where the headlight hollow mounting bolt fed thru and there was a rectangular backing plate on the inside of dogleg to support it. Where the farmer or dealer drilled a hole for the light switch varied. Dashes did not come pre-drilled from the factory for a light switch. Lighting kits had instruction sheets included and showed where the hole was 'suppose' to go, but not always adhered to. The 9N, 2N, and early 8N all had only an AMMETER on the left dash and the OIL PRESSURE GAUGE on the right side, with the choke knob on the lower right -that's it. When the 8N changed to the angle mount distributor, they added a PROOFMETER on the lower RH dash panel. What do you think you are missing or should have? I suggest you invest in some good reading material on Ford Tractors for more info and get the essential manuals too.

Tim Daley(MI)

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