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TonynTexas    Posted 09-27-2021 at 13:45:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • What size are the hood bolts to an 8N. The bolts Im referring to are the one at the front near the radiator and the bolts that secure the hood near the steering wheel. I have the 5/8 X 6 bolts for the fenders. Thanks in advance

    Carl    Posted 09-28-2021 at 05:44:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Tony, you you really need to invest in all the important manuals if you intend to be an 8N owner... ; > ) The hood has only 4 bolts that fasten to the dash panel - none on the front. They are special dome-headed 3/8-24 hex bolts, Ford p/n 355494-S. There are no other that fasten to the front. Now, the gas tank is attached to the hood and the doglegs are attached to the hood too, but no other bolts attach to fasten the hood anywhere else. DENNIS CARPENTER makes exact-as-original parts for much of the N's as he owns many of the original tooling he bought from Ford and owns a set of original Ford blueprints, and you can get parts there or at JUST8Ns as well. They both sell the dome-headed bolts in a kit of 4 with washers and nuts included. One bolt on the bottom fastens with a nut encapsulated in the dash panel. Many suppliers buy from Carpenter as he owns the Ford licenses to manufacture these parts, then they sell on their web sites but often with an added markup cost. Do yourself a big flavor and get these manuals and DC catalog -will save you a lot of grief and will give you hours of informative reading.

    TonyNTexas    Posted 09-28-2021 at 17:46:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Carl thanks for the information I really appreciate it. I do have a couple of manuals I purchased for my 8N including a small disk I purchased from this site. Finding them is another thing but I know they are in my work shed. Again thanks for your help!

    carl    Posted 09-29-2021 at 05:06:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • As I stated, you need the 39-53 MPC (Master Parts Catalog) shown in the lower RH corner in the manuals picture. You can find every nut, bolt, and washer in the MPC.THEN go to the Dennis Carpenter web site and you'll find the dome-headed dash bolts -I gave you teh part number already. By the way, the special bolts also fasten onto the 8N air cleaner housing as well.

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