In Reply to: Original look posted by BW on January 12, 2021 at 16:36:17:
"...Things such as the nuts holding oil filter..." Do you mean the two bolts securing the oil filter housing onto the block with as there are no nuts on the oil filter housing otherwise. MPC's list every nut and bolt on the tractor but many are left just as they were assembled -cad plated, zinc plated, black oxide, brass, chromed, et al. Think logically. Parts like the head would be assembled on the block and then the entire unit painted so the studs and nuts would also be painted. Many pictures are incorrect and many 'originality' books are incorrect too. Wheel nuts were not painted. The wheel studs would have been painted on the line so studs were too so when wheel assembled nut would be cad or zinc plated and wheel stud would be painted. Hat rims were zinc plated and thus not painted. Parts on the line from outside suppliers would be assembled as are. Special fasteners like dash bolts and air cleaner bolts got assembled on the line. Original OEM early 9N tractors with aluminum hoods were not all nice an shiny polished aluminum as pictured in some books. The OEM aluminum hoods, dog legs, dash, and steering box and were painted standard Ford Dark Grey. There are some lists like this pictured her from the old web site N-eris.com but some items are not correct. email ne if you want to know about a certain part.