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Robin    Posted 08-10-2021 at 15:51:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Weird Serial Number
  • I have a 9N and I am trying to figure out what the serial number is and what year my tractor is. I think it's a 42 9N but the serial number is hard to figure out. Seems to be 9NB√97062. The check mark seems to be to narrow to be another "N". This is the original block for this tractor which has been replaced because of a crack all the way down the side of the block. Thanks for any help.

    Carl    Posted 08-12-2021 at 07:57:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It sounds like you may have a 9BNB Industrial engine block and it may have been swapped out with another 9N/2N. Do you have a 3-point lift? If so then your tractor isnt a 9NBN Industrial as that was a focal point of the Industrial. No other parts were different than on a standard 9N. There is a brochure in the manuals forum here or click on the link below. The check mark you see is most likely a partial star ✩ symbol that was used in the prefix and suffix of the serial number til 1950. Serial numbers were hand stamped by a human and many are often done weakly. You say, This is the original block for this tractor which has been replaced because of a crack all the way down the side of the block�. Confusing. Do you mean that this engine block was swapped out with your original? That would explain it better and many N blocks were swapped out when original was destroyed. Other than that I wouldnt put much into a serial number anyway. Know that you have bragging rights to a 9NBN block and worry about the important factors like if 6V or 12V, and if the wiring is correct for whichever set up you have. All 9N and 2N models were wired the basically the same after 1940 with only the generator being changed a few times.

    Carl

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