Re: 8N Headlamp Wings

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Posted by Tim Daley(MI) on June 10, 2018 at 15:39:11 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: 8N Headlamp Wings posted by Kimberly on June 10, 2018 at 12:16:52:

I still don't know what you mean by solid and concave -they all look pretty much like the ones in your picture. They are all the same as far as being held in place with the hex bolt. Designs differed slightly on the inside because both Ford made them originally, then after 1947 Ferguson also made and used them on his TO/TE 20 and 30 Models, but basically the same inside too. ALL FORD made parts will have the '9N' part prefix on them. Note in your photo the Ford part number, “9N-13472” for the RH wing. The LH wing is p/n 13473. Some early wings have 5/16-24 tapped holes, some have ¼-28 mount holes. There is only one hole for the light switch to go, but that hole could vary depending on where it was decided to go. Lighting kits were never factory installed on N's. Kits were only dealer optional accessories and one could buy a kit and have them install or take home and install themselves. Original switch was on a bracket near the Voltage Regulator. In 1950 Ford offered to move it to the LH dash and add a switch template in the lighting kit. There is a template that came with the 1950 lighting kit to mount the switch at the 7 O'Clock Position from the AMMETER -see picture. Regardless of whether dealer installed or customer installed, the light switch was mounted wherever it was easiest to do regardless. I see many by the key switch and template or not, they could be and were all over the dash so don’t try to be too hung up on originality. If you had lights at one time, there might be a dash hole already so use it –why make the dash a piece of Swiss cheese by drilling more? If no dash hole, then Just8Ns sells just the switch bracket for the VR for about $5. New aftermarket voltage regulators sold nowadays come with or have available a light switch bracket.
POST 1950 FORD 8N LIGHTING KIT TEMPLATE FOR SWITCH:

POST 1950 FORD 8N LIGHT SWITCH MOUNTING HOLE FROM TEMPLATE:

FORD 8N TRACTOR LIGHT SWITCH ON BRACKET MOUNT w/VOLTAGE REGULATOR:

Tim Daley(MI)


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