In Reply to: What do we have? posted by Jason on February 26, 2019 at 15:17:42:
The 9N after s/n 12500 up thru the '46 2N were pretty much the same beast so unless you had an early 9N to restore all original it ain't nuthin' to worry about. Important facts are: front mount distributor, 6V/POS GRN or 12V/NEG System, and you are all basically set as everything else same. ALL 9N and 2N tractors used the "9N" prefix in the serial number -there is no such thing as a '2N' stamped prefix s/n. Parts however would carry a 9N or 2N prefix but only when changed as a different revised part. For example the 2N-10000 generator was redesigned and was different than the 9N-10000-C generator. You'll have to do some homework on Ford UPC system to understand all that -the archives are a good place to find that out. That means your tractor could have a 9N part and prefix if it never went thru a revamp. Some Hundred Series tractors still have 9N parts on them. Best thing is to invest in the essential manuals and read real good. We have many D-I-Y articles and informative documents here in HOW-TO"s you can download as well. Forget the s/n, worry about your electrical system for starters. OEM Fords were 6V/POS GRN. A lot got switched over to 12V by fellas so it is very important to know what you have and how it is supposed to be wired. WIRING PICTOGRAMS BY JMOR from HOW-TO's is important. The I&T FO-4 Manual, and the 39-53 MPC are important tools. The 9N/2N Service Manual is a very detailed manual as well. The latter is also in our MANUALS forum -CLICK ON TEH LINK AT BOTTOM.
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