In Reply to: 1951 8N-C radius rods posted by Chris Zuhn on May 25, 2019 at 23:50:22:
I believe the safest way to straighten them without a press is to flip them over so the bend goes down, put your floor jack under the radius rod. Use the weight of the tractor to help straighten one side at a time. Use a short block of 4x4 wood between the jack and radius rod if your jack doesn't have a rubber pad. If the weight of the tractor isn't enough, you can still pass a large chain under the jack and fasten near each end of the radius rod. At least with the radius rod attached to the tractor things are less likely to become missiles if something slips or breaks.