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Kirk-NJ    Posted 03-01-2009 at 07:11:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • govenor oil line?
  • Does anyone know the appox. serial# when the govenor oil line was added?

    Thanks, Kirk

    Paladin (Bob In PA)    Posted 03-17-2009 at 10:44:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Kirk:

    The conversion to an oil line to the governor was apparently a "strongly recommended" upgrade when your tractor arrived in the Ford Dealer's shop. I have seen, and owned, 39's, 40's and 41's with the governor line added. Mint original cast iron no-line governors are scarce. I have even seen them where original governors were placed on a drill press and drilled and tapped for the oil line.

    That said, I own a couple of early N's that have made it through all these years without the added oil line to the governor. Go figure.

    I agree with Gaspump - by '42 the line went to the governor.

    Bob In PA

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 03-18-2009 at 05:10:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Bob,
    I have an early 1941 (aluminum dash) The serial#'s are not readable on the engine. I was trying to document production changes to ballpark the serial#. My '41 does not have an oil line. A friend who as a '41 serial #53562 does have an oil line. He is not the original owner so it is possible that it was changed. I thought they where changed sometime in the in 1941. Just wanted to see if I could narrow it down a little.
    Thanks, Kirk

    Gaspump    Posted 03-04-2009 at 19:38:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: govenor oil line?
  • So far as I know it was a change during the 1941 model year. Sorry, no S/N help here.

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