In Reply to: Re: How I came to own a Ford 8n (ish) posted by Tim Daley(MI) on December 03, 2020 at 15:17:37:
I know about the order of model numbers, and the reason for those numbers. It was a bit confusing at first.
The engine is from a 1949 8N, based on the serial number.. The rear end and the rest of it could be either 9n or 2n; I don't know enough yet to tell which is which. My confusion was from the disagreement between the serial number and the rest of the tractor (three speed tranny, 9n wheels, etc).
This tractor has a Super Six brand loader. It started out as a manure loader but has had a bucket welded around the original manure forks. It has two 2.5" cylinders with 24" stroke; neither seems to be working right now. One moves freely, without any real resistance, while the other is either seized or just very tight.
I'm subscribed to Flickr, and have tried to use it to post pictures. I'm generally fairly technical but I haven't yet figured out this site's quirks.