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Dan Brennan    Posted 10-22-2021 at 18:24:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Hand Cranking 1949 8N
  • I have an 1949 8N, mostly original has far as I can tell. I bought in 1993, so I've had it a while. I used to use it year round for plowing our road and cutting our 5 acres, but now it's just a summer tractor.

    The starter motor always worked until this summer, when it suddenly just wouldn't engage one Sunday afternoon. I've since fixed that(stuck bendix), but it got me interested enough in the hand crank to buy a reproduction version to try. But when I tried to engage the front of the crank pulley with it, there doesn't seem to be anything for the two pins to catch. Is there supposed to be a special pulley for the hand crank? Or maybe a part that fits into the pulley, that I don't have? I looked through the copy of the operators manual I have, but I didn't see where it said anything about hand cranking. Thanks.

    Dan Brennan    Posted 11-08-2021 at 21:26:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks everyone! My tractor did not have the correct bolt, but I was able to buy a used one. Although I paid more than the one shown here. I'll save it for next summer and warmer weather to replace it(I'm in Michigan). I have the starter working now, so my immediate need is past.

    carl    Posted 10-26-2021 at 14:33:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Hand Cranking 1949 8N
  • The Ford Tractor hand cranks cannot be used if there is a grille guard/bumper attached the axle. There are two pins/tangs on the end that fit into the kingpin for a positive stop. The wartime model came with a special crank that was spring loaded (for kick back) and had a wooden spinner handle. The NAA version came with a forged knuckle on one end. *There is a How-Tos here to make your own but note that the diameter of the shank is listed as 5/8 however the original diameter of the cranks are 11/16 so dont know how well they work.

    ORIGINAL FORD TRACTOR HAND CRANKS 9N-17040; 2N-17040; NAA-17040:



    Dn-N-Tn    Posted 10-28-2021 at 09:33:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Hand Cranking 1949 8N
  • I used a later model bumper on our 1941 9N---cut the hitch off the front--measured and cut the hole for the crank (-O-). My crank seems to be a little longer than most.

    Pops    Posted 10-25-2021 at 11:29:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Hand Cranking 1949 8N
  • Dan,

    Some aftermarket hand cranks have the two pins set too far back on the crank, preventing them from engaging the pulley nut. In which case, grind off the end of the crank to allow the pins to engage. Of course, check that your tractor has the correct pulley nut first.

    mhb@ufe    Posted 10-22-2021 at 19:10:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Hand Cranking 1949 8N
  • The original bolt that secured the pulley to the crankshaft is what the hand crank engaged and that may have been replaced with a standard bolt or the pulley may have been replaced with a pulley for a loader pump drive which uses a special bolt.


    JMOR    Posted 10-23-2021 at 09:42:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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