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Terry in Mo (T-Mo)    Posted 10-27-2021 at 05:26:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Ford 8N Lives again
  • I picked this '47 8N up back in July. Someone put in a 2N engine, and then changed out the distributor to a side mount one. But it was out of time. I finally got it in time. Doesn't sound too bad. While the hood is off, I'll repaint it and also remove the fenders and repaint them. And throw some red paint on the body.

    Don't pay attention of the temporary gas tank.


    HCooke    Posted 10-27-2021 at 07:42:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I am curious. How do you put a side distributor on a front mount block?

    levant warmington    Posted 10-29-2021 at 14:14:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I just got an I believe is a 1951 ford tractor 8n371711 I know nothing about it could someone direct me to the right place to find out all about this tractor

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 10-29-2021 at 16:09:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You have come to the right place, but it would be better to start a new post to request your info. For starters, you can visit our Manuals library and download an owner's manual and other info. Then, ask all the questions you like, but please don't hijack another person's post to do so.


    Kirk-NJ    Posted 10-29-2021 at 04:20:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • As Terry said also I had to cut the stack on the oil fill or I'd be taking the alternator off every time you want to add oil. You could add the later flywheel and drill a hole in the side of the block for timing. It's a lot of work for little gain IMO. Here's my '48 with side mount conversion. I just sold every thing needed to make one the other day so I guess there still is some interest in switching.

    Terry in Mo (T-mo)    Posted 10-30-2021 at 07:07:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • On my 8N, the oil filler tube is pushed against the block, but there is enough room to get the cap off....with a flexible funnel, I believe I can get oil into the filler tube. From what I read, either here or FB, I could change out the filler tube to a shorter one.

    Terry in Mo (T-mo)    Posted 10-28-2021 at 04:13:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You changed out the cam gear, timing cover, move the generator or alternator to the left side, making a crude, homemade bracket to support it, and find a location to mount the coil. In this case, underneath the dash, far away from the distributor....

    I just got in the new radiator, a new thermostat is on order and should be here any day, the paint is waiting until I can get to painting this thing......

    This one is your basic Frankenstein 8N.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 10-28-2021 at 00:19:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I got it one piece at a time. . .

    The transmission was a '53
    And the motor turned out to be a '73
    And when we tried to put in the bolts all the holes were gone.

    So we drilled it out so that it would fit
    And with a little bit of help with an A-daptor kit
    We had that engine runnin' just like a song
    Now the headlight' was another sight
    We had two on the left and one on the right
    But when we pulled out the switch all three of 'em come on.

    HCooke    Posted 10-28-2021 at 15:59:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Bet it cost more than a dime!

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