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Subject: is this hole in the casting a clutch-inspection port?

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Curt McConnell    Posted 09-21-2023 at 19:45:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • is this hole in the casting a clutch-inspection port?
  • I'm selling a Ford Jubilee tractor for my father-in-law. Someone looked at the tractor today and noticed what appears to me to be a factory hole (its edges are smooth) about 1 1/4 inches diameter between the engine and transmission on the left side of the casting. When I looked in with a flashlight, I saw what appears to be the clutch. This fella's Jubilee doesn't have the same port and he is concerned that someone has modified & damaged the tractor. Does anyone have any thoughts? (I'm not sophisticated enough to post the photos I've taken but the hole is slightly ahead of and a few inches above where the clutch shaft emerges from the left side of the casting.)

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 09-22-2023 at 05:08:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: is this hole in the casting a clutch-inspection port?
  • Curt, if it's in the same location as in this photo, there was once a Sherman combo (aka high-low) auxiliary transmission in there that upgraded your Jube to have 12 forward and 3 reverse gears via three gear ranges. A very nice addition that adds value to an N tractor.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 09-22-2023 at 02:15:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: is this hole in the casting a clutch-inspection port?
  • That was the upgrade J-U-CM.
    While allowing for easier inspection it also allowed for ventilation to alieve vapor build up from the operation of the mechanism contained there in.

    Or it could be a machine that had a Sherman trans in it at one time.
    Personally I like the "Jay - U C M" upgrade.

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