N History Forum - Expanded Thread Page

Subject: 9N Battery Access Doors

[Back] [Return to Top of Forum]

Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 06-18-2010 at 14:12:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • 9N Battery Access Doors
  • The 9N Tractor originally had a snap-in battery/gas tank access cover which, as the name implies, just snapped into the opening on the hood. The design was later changed to the hinged style door and a separate battery cover was also introduced. The change may have been due to the fact that the covers got lost often, probably due to wearing out from taking on and off to fill gas tank, and they lost their 'snap power'. It could be that the change was just a safety move so gas spills would not get directly onto the battery as was possible with the original design. Note how the battery is unprotected in the original design. Pictured here are a 1939 9N steel hood with the battery/gas tank access door shown; a reproduction snap-in cover; the cover fitted in the hood opening; and an original 9N-10737 battery cover. Note the original 9N gas tank also had the filler neck positioned centrally on the tank. The snap-in hood doors are reproduced nicely by Roger Forst of Wisconsin. He also makes the dash lamp too.

    1939 9N Steel Hood Battery/Gas Tank Access-

    Reproduction Snap-In Cover-

    1939 9N Steel Hood w/Repro Snap-In Cover-

    Original 9N-10737 Battery Cover: Used when the door was changed to hinged style-

    Tim Daley(MI)

    *9N653I* & *8NI55I3*

    Ray Fregoe    Posted 07-23-2011 at 18:32:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 9N Battery Access Doors
  • How much was the reproduction snap in door that you got? how can I contact Roger Forst?

    Farmer Dan    Posted 06-18-2010 at 14:52:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 9N Battery Access Doors
  • The 9N-10737 Battery Cover is what I'm trying to find. They must be made by elves because they are hard as heck to find and once you do find one you can't afford it.

    HCooke    Posted 06-20-2010 at 15:41:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 9N Battery Access Doors
  • There is one on ebay right now and thw seller does not know what it is.

    [Back] [Return to Top of Forum]