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Dell (WA) wrote on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 (PDT):
  • An excellent compendium of practical troubleshooting tips. READ'EM.........Dell (WA) 15-mins of fame
    DENIS ST FRANCOIS wrote on Monday, October 09, 2006 (PDT):
  • thank you for the info, I have also just purchased a 1950 8n #284166 that needs a lot of TLC. It is all parted and I am rebuild it.
    Les Blough wrote on Thursday, November 02, 2006 (PST):
  • I just read this excellent collection of information - after the purchase of my 1952 8n. Now I'm printing it out and it will go into my "book". Thanks very much for taking the time to do this - very helpful.
    David Terry wrote on Thursday, December 21, 2006 (PST):
  • Great article. Lots of good tips. Dave
    Chris wrote on Sunday, December 24, 2006 (PST):
  • Excellent list of items to check. Some apply to more than just the N. Thanks.
    Dave Cox wrote on Saturday, February 17, 2007 (PST):
  • I got my 8n stuck in a bad snow drift and now it only turns to the right and will not turn to the left,do you know how the steering works or what I need to do to fix this
    tractorjunky wrote on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 (PST):
  • this is great for the novice thank you for allthe tips much apprecatied no spell ck used. my son just bought a 9n with sherman trans he says it is tops ill give this to him for his toy no name for it .but give it sometime thank you again don tx.
    BLinWMi wrote on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 (PDT):
  • interesting list, should be handy for an N owner, but I have to disagree with one of the points made. Number 11 is actually the worst thing to do, by trying to move the tractor backwards with frozen tires, you are more likely to have the front end come up. going forward with frozen tires pushes the front end down, not up.
    John Kopchik wrote on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 (PDT):
  • Some good tips, helpful for me, as I am not that familiar with the Ford Tractor family.
    Don McAtee wrote on Sunday, April 22, 2007 (PDT):
  • Response to BLinWMi on the frozen tire comment. The tractor wants to rotate opposite to the wheels. If the tires will not rotate, the force on the axle is enough to lift the front end. In reverse, torque on the rear wheels is forcing down on the front wheels. Same is true of pulling a heavy load with the attachment point below the axle. Wheels will spin or the front end comes off the ground. If the attachment point is above the axle, the front wheels are lifted easily due to the leverage factor.
    Jerry Wi wrote on Friday, April 27, 2007 (PDT):
  • Thanks for this information. It is a nice handy reference for some of the most FAQ that come up. You have done N owners a great service in putting this together. Thank you.
    russ b wrote on Sunday, June 24, 2007 (PDT):
  • Item #8, The muffler clamp has a big side and a small side,.... Muffler clamp is probably not the most accurate. I think Header pipe clamp is more accurate. But, most everyone seems to know what you mean. This site is a great resource, the best. Kind Regards, russ
    Gary wrote on Monday, September 03, 2007 (PDT):
  • Hi Bruce, thanks for taking the time to share your hard earned wisdom. I just bought an 8N from a knucklehead and I think I have a lot of tinkering to do before I can put my wife to work on it, just kidding honey . Gary
    Bruce VA wrote on Saturday, September 08, 2007 (PDT):
  • Fellow YT Board member John Smith advises that the brass elbow referenced in tip # 46 is not a standard hardware/plumbing item. The threads in the head are a 14mm straight thread. When I got my brass elbow. I took the compression gauge w/ me matched it directly.
    Jonathan Kuehne wrote on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 (PDT):
  • GREAT article!! Thanks for saving a newbie some potential pain!!
    Brian Hall wrote on Saturday, October 27, 2007 (PDT):
  • Your comments are wonderful and I for one will put them to good use. I just acquired a 9n and your information will come in handy. It has problems! Thank you
    степан wrote on Sunday, March 09, 2008 (PDT):
  • Степан тупой!
    степан wrote on Sunday, March 09, 2008 (PDT):
  • Степан тупой!
    curtis petrey wrote on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 (PDT):
  • VERY GOOOOOD TIPS.BEEN AROUND 8NS SINCE 1950.NOW YOU KNOW HOW OLD I AM.I ALSO LEARNED FROM YOUR ARTICLE VERY GOOD TIPS.THANKS I HAVE BEEN AROUND 8NS SINCE 1950.NOW YOU KNOW HOW OLD I AM.I LEARNED FROM FROM YOUR TIPS.THANKS.I HAVE A VERY NICE RESTORED 1950.I WILL SEND YOU A PICTURE IF YOU LET ME KNOW.THANKS AGAIN.
    Edpap wrote on Monday, April 14, 2008 (PDT):
  • Wow I am going to fix my priter and hang this on my wall. Great stuff I can use everyday Thanks Ed
    mike oldham wrote on Friday, May 02, 2008 (PDT):
  • Great tips on safety and service on N's. here is another tip. I bought an empty metal can of the type used to hold pvc glue, about a pint with a screw on lid. I brazed a fitting in the bottom and attached it to my 9n gas line. now i can run the engine with the cowling and tank removed. I find this is great for service work. I can add just a small amount of gas to run the engine to check timing or carb adjustments. Mike
    New 2 Tractors wrote on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 (PDT):
  • Comments for 50 Tips was a GREAT read for me. I have never had a N so all the info was new and very useful. Thank you for posting it. Especially thanks for the tips about fliping over. I think, after reading articles from YT CO that I have a 1951 8N-C. Now to get it going
    David Nighteagle wrote on Saturday, May 17, 2008 (PDT):
  • Thank you so very much - just got a 9N and you answered so many questions.
    Brownie wrote on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 (PDT):
  • Thank you. I love my 9n, but its a working tractor, not a show toy, which means lots on maintanence. I am learning more every day, and your 50 tips have helped me greatly, learning new stuff and confirming some self learned 9n facts of life. Again, thank you for the info. Brownie
    BOB SICKMOND wrote on Wednesday, June 04, 2008 (PDT):
  • VERY HELPFUL.I'M SURE THAT I WILL FIND MANY OF THEM TO BE USEFUL IN A BIG WAY. HOWEVER, THE OPERATING TO MAINTENANCE RATIO OF AT 10,1 SOMETIMES SEEMS TO BE BACKWARDS.
    TonyMac Crutchfield wrote on Friday, August 08, 2008 (PDT):
  • Thanks! for the tips! Item 15 is I think the best and should be moved to #1 spot as N FIRST thing to do! BUT about mounting the Fire extinguisher to the lift arm? My thought is that IF i need it i will be on the seat soaked in gas and wanting to get OFF the tractor and want the Fire extinguisher to be in my hand as i do so. So i mounted mine on the fender just next to where i put my hand as i dismount.
    Happy wrote on Saturday, September 20, 2008 (PDT):
  • Man oh man do I wish I had these 50 tips when I had my 8n. I gathered all this info to give to the guy who bought my 8N. I know he will greatly appreciate it. Thanks for your time and valuable tips.
    Joe Vandepopuliere wrote on Saturday, October 04, 2008 (PDT):
  • The turnoff valve at the settling bowl of my 54NAA has suddenly become very difficult to turn off. Can it be lubricated or do I need to install a new unit? Many thanks.
    Larry Holbrook wrote on Monday, October 27, 2008 (PDT):
  • Great article. I thought I knew everything I need to know about my 8N but you added several common sense things I didn't know. Thanks.
    Sean S. wrote on Saturday, November 01, 2008 (PDT):
  • Wish I had known about #36 earlier today. Now working with the toothpics. Awesome list if tips.
    Dale S wrote on Monday, November 10, 2008 (PST):
  • I would like to thank you Mr. Bruce Haynes for your years of knowledge and experience that you have shared in this article. I am sure it took a lot of time & energy to help all of us without the said knowledge or experience. As I read the numerous tips I understand how this could very well save some of us injury and hours of frustration. Thank you soooooo much!! PS, I don't ever want to find out what it would feel like to tip over a Ford 8N tractor.
    Excellent wrote on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 (PST):
  • I have started adding an additive coolant for hot Texas weather when I am mowing- no more steam! What we need is a trouble shooting list for common problems- such as what should I check if the engine turns over, but does not start. Can it turn over with a bad coil or bad points? Bill
    Larry Major wrote on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 (PST):
  • I was raised on Golden Jubbie, bought a 40 9N 30+ years ago. Man, your tips are better than a Sears & Roebucks catalog in the outhouse! THANKS for all your hard work.
    gary t. kish wrote on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 (PDT):
  • Very Good Tips. i read them all and learned several things i didnt know. thanx all you ford brains out there for taking the time to write all this down and sharing it with others so we dont have to screw up not knowing. Gary
    Dave wrote on Monday, April 13, 2009 (PDT):
  • I just bought an 8N & expect delivery this week. I have ordered the manuals, but am trying to learn as much as I can before I break something. I drove a 9N as a young kid, but never did anything but go up & down the field I listened to Dad tell me rows were not streight. I am printing these tips to put up in the barn. Keep them comming. Thanks Dave
    CHARLES COLLINS wrote on Saturday, May 02, 2009 (PDT):
  • i thank you very much,my 8n used to start each time i turned on the key,Now i have to remove the hose from the curberator ,and chock it to get it to start?CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME?THANK YOU.
    Pat Pickett wrote on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 (PDT):
  • I just bought my first 52 8n.I bought it because it looks sooooo cool.I know nothing about tractors and your 50 tips just shed a whole lot of light for me,and the safty tips...all i can say is thank you very much.My hydraulics are not working and i have no idea where to start...My first purchase will be the I&t manual you suggested.It is a rare thing when someone goes out of their way for no money involved...so again, thanks.Pat
    jmazzei59 wrote on Monday, May 11, 2009 (PDT):
  • I have a 1950 8n tractor. Since I changed the spark plugs, the throttle lever next to the steering wheel, won't stay all the way down, or all the up, it kind of springs to the middle. In order to keep the engine reved up, I have to manually hold the lever. Also, since I changed the plugs, I don't have very much power, it bogs down when I cut grass. Can you help this city boy ???
    snowi2 wrote on Friday, May 15, 2009 (PDT):
  • THANKS so very much for all the info. Last year the battery ran low and could not turn over fast enough to start and my neighbor said it was ok to jump start with a 12v, and so we did and the starter spun over faster than the normal sound and it did start quickly, but this year the battery has gone dead again. I guess I will be replacing the volt regulator. Also thanks for reminding me about the polarization of the generator. The last time was on a 64 Ford van I owned with a generator. Totally forgot. Thanks for reminding me.
    Dennis Mattoon wrote on Saturday, June 06, 2009 (PDT):
  • Hi Bruce, I liked your tip about an elbow to check compression w/ the cowl/tank monted on the 9N. I looked all over for a brass weatherhead elbow with threads (even close to) 14mm-1.25 that matches the plugs/cyl. head and the comp. ga. hose end. Even if I use a cheap rubber cone, push-in type comp. guage that doesn't solve the problem of the male elbow threads that need to match the cyl. head. Where did you come up w/ an 90el. w/ correct threads for this tip?
    Jeff wrote on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 (PDT):
  • Bruce - thanks for all the helpful info. These tips are great. I'm a "novice" owner of a '42 9N that I try my best to keep up myself. Your experience is invaluable to guys like me. Thanks again!
    Bob H wrote on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 (PDT):
  • Thanks from a new 8N owner without a manual.
    KC wrote on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 (PDT):
  • Great article with lots of helpful info. Mine is a 1948 8N, "born" the same year as I. The first thing I ever drove was an 8N and the six generations from my great-grandfather thru my grandson have driven it. It looks bad, but cranks better than any other vehicle I have ever owned.
    Dave wrote on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PDT):
  • Great tips! Now a couple from my 8N... If you ever have the oil pan off...braze/tack the oil pick-up tube on.....the first or second time you have the front wheels lift off the ground and land back down hard....will drop the pick off off into the oil pan. Convert to neg ground 12v....best thing I ever did...don't worry about the starter,it will crank the correct way....positive or neg ground.A ford escort 97 alt bolts right on and tight tight to the engine....tighter than GM alts. I used a pre electronic ignition 12v Dodge round coil with the dodge resister inline to the coil. I drilled a small hole in the disconnected but still mounted old 6v coil on my front mount dist to run in the new coil wire. This set up has run for years on a 8N that is used everyday and worked hard.......9/10 trottle open for hours most days in summer bush hogging etc and on snow duty with easy starts in winter. 1949 8N bought in 1965.I has done everthing I have asked of it. Dave in Edwards Ont Canada.
    tyrone brown wrote on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PDT):
  • great tips will come in handy will place them in my tractor bible,that i'm gathering from the knowledgeable people at y'days tractor. thanks for help on problem w/ lift and for the 50 tip list.
    Dave wrote on Friday, August 07, 2009 (PDT):
  • One more 8N comment from Edwards Ont.....forget the factory exhaust clamp where the pipe comes up to the exhaust manifold....get 2 reg exhaust U clamps 2" and take the U part that comes off the clamp (the part the nuts push against) and add just it to the second clamp,just slide it on reversed so your pipe come through the middle of the 2 U parts....and clamp it on...the pipe to manifold will STAY ON! FINALLY! and costs almost nothing eh! Dave from Edwards Ont Canada 49 8N
    Jim Clouse wrote on Sunday, September 13, 2009 (PDT):
  • This is a very good article easy reading, fun and informative. The author has been around the block with pratical experience. As I read the fifty tips many were refresher reminders but 50% are so were new and helpful. As I currently have 4 8N's, 1 2N, and 1 9n. I learned about Ford tractors growing up on Daddy's burley tobacco farm in the Southern Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. Jim
    Quitman Harris wrote on Saturday, January 09, 2010 (PST):
  • GREAT INFOMATION!!! I HAVE A 1952 8N FORD THAT I AM TRYING TO RESTORE. WHEN I WAS REMOVING THE MANIFOLD THREE OF THE NUTS CAME OFF WITH EASE , HOWEVER , THE NUT DID NOT COME OFF ON THE FOURTH ONE , BUT THE STUD CAME OUT AND THE COOLANT STARTED POURING OUT . IS THIS NORMAL OR DO I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM????
    Bruce wrote on Saturday, January 09, 2010 (PST):
  • Quitman, the comments section (this page) isn't where you ask questions & get answers! Ask the question on the board itself.
    Joe wrote on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 (PDT):
  • GREAT info on these old tractors. It addressed a lot of things I never even considered. I have a Kioti LB1914 but am looking for another tractor as mine is pretty tired. I was considering some of the older ones as they seem plentiful and parts are readily available, but For my purposes I don't believe the older ones will work for my needs. Thanks for posting. Joe (Nampa Idaho)
    Roger wrote on Friday, April 30, 2010 (PDT):
  • Well just want to say thanks for all the great tips. They are awesome as I just picked up a 8N and I don't know a single thing about tractors. Having a blast with it on my acreage.Does any body know what the bucket implement is called? And tips on how to use it.Thanks. Roger
    bill sizemore 4018 foreman lane louis. ky wrote on Friday, August 20, 2010 (PDT):
  • i cut the wires UNDER the hood that went to the point & DRITOR FROM THE COLE . I NEED A DIGRAM FOR THE WIRES AND HOW TO PUT POINTS IN AND SET THEM ? AND A FAN 6 BLADS FOR A 1940 FORD 9-N
    bill sizemore 4018 foreman lane louis. ky wrote on Friday, August 20, 2010 (PDT):
  • i cut the wires UNDER the hood that went to the point & DRITOR FROM THE COLE . I NEED A DIGRAM FOR THE WIRES AND HOW TO PUT POINTS IN AND SET THEM ? AND A FAN 6 BLADS FOR A 1940 FORD 9-N
    norman andresen wrote on Saturday, August 28, 2010 (PDT):
  • your instructionare a god send. thanks so much.
    John M. Lind wrote on Thursday, September 16, 2010 (PDT):
  • Thanks for all this!! I'm just getting used to my new 47/48 N which I use to haul firewood and plow snow on Catoctin Mt MD. Haven't yet made the mistakes you list and...if I take good advice...I won't. Doing a complete tune up just now. Former owner made some mistakes. Thanks again! PS, Do you answer questions from those who are at wits end?
    eddie wilson -texas wrote on Monday, September 20, 2010 (PDT):
  • thank you very much for all of the tips. there are several which will help me a lot!!
    Al Waselenchuk wrote on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 (PDT):
  • Excellent tips as i just purchased a 2n and am in the process of restoring it. I've tried cleaning the block where the serial number is supposed to be but cannot come up with any numbers anywhere.Im told its a later model 2N. Thanks again for all the great tips. AL
    Dan Patel wrote on Sunday, November 07, 2010 (PST):
  • Thank you for making such useful information available. I believe you have made it possible for me to fix the 9n's coolant problem.
    Fred Binggeli wrote on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 (PST):
  • Very Very helpful solved two major mysteries I had problems with
    Bob Mannion wrote on Thursday, December 02, 2010 (PST):
  • Hi, Thanks for all the most informative & comprehensive information I have ever known for the "N". I am truly amazed.WOW Bob
    temo wrote on Friday, December 03, 2010 (PST):
  • Thank You, great advice. I printed a copy and will keep it in a folder in my shop.
    Marty wrote on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 (PST):
  • What year did proofmeters appear on 8N's. Mine does not have one. Many good tips!
    Bruce(VA) wrote on Thursday, December 30, 2010 (PST):
  • Marty, this is the 'comments' section for 50 Tips (so thanks for the compliment!) It's not where you ask questions. Ask questions on the forum. The proofmeter came out in 1950, just after the side distributor did.
    stefan bobiak wrote on Sunday, January 16, 2011 (PST):
  • Steering box lubrication a god send THANKS
    steave bobiak wrote on Monday, January 17, 2011 (PST):
  • RE 8n steering box What is the proof meter and what does it look like? A dumb Canadian
    TERRY BUIE wrote on Sunday, January 23, 2011 (PST):
  • THESE ARE GREAT TIPS! I WLL BE USING THEM. IS THERE A VIDEO TO SHOW HOW TO REMOVE THE HOOD,REPLACE THE WIRING HARNESS,REPLACE THE POINTS,ETC? PLEASE ADVISE.
    Michael Avant wrote on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 (PST):
  • That is useful information. I need help with my Ford 8N. It starts fine and runs fine. But you have to keep the choke on or it will die. Even when the engine is warm. Does anyone know what is wrong with it?
    Bob In Missouri wrote on Friday, March 25, 2011 (PDT):
  • Every "new" 8N owner should have to read this. I just got my first tractor. A 49 8N front mount. I had several questions and many were answered by simply reading these tips. Many thank for your knowledge. Bob
    Wally McClure wrote on Thursday, April 28, 2011 (PDT):
  • Excellent words of wisdom. I'm acquiring a 1951 8N in a week or two. Had trouble getting the starter out when I examined it. Starter wouldn't turn the engine so that's why I wanted to see if the engine was locked up. Couldn't make a determination because I couldn't get the starter out, and couldn't get it back in. Would love to send you two photos of the tractor as it currently awaits its removal.
    Steven Wright wrote on Saturday, April 30, 2011 (PDT):
  • I live in Mechanicsville, have a couple of Fords, 3600 and 661. Still enjoyed your article and some of your points are applicable to all tractors. Good job, Steve.
    John Fulton wrote on Sunday, May 15, 2011 (PDT):
  • Love the items but which way is off on the switch? Straight up or to the left? I haven't used my 8N for years and just draned the transmission, engine, added a new battery, rebuilt the carb., added a new fan belt and sterring wheel and etc. but don't know which way to trun the key. Help!
    roger stamey wrote on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 (PDT):
  • darn if this wasn't a very useful artical.. I learned a lot of things I didn't know THANKS
    ASEguy wrote on Thursday, September 22, 2011 (PDT):
  • Great tips. Well thought out and necessary for all N owners to read. Some advice given will work on other tractors as well. Hats off to all who contributed.
    dave mcdowell wrote on Friday, September 23, 2011 (PDT):
  • I knew in the electrical of the 2n, 8n's the generator needed polarized, but didn't know where to do it. I have a 1946 2n that runs like it was built last week, and got befuttled when I did maintenance on the electrical wiring, and wouldnt ya know it,saturation, shorted across the cutoff worked ! Many thanks oh meistro of the old timers
    leej wrote on Saturday, December 10, 2011 (PST):
  • At one time I owned several fords 8&9 N's and other. I hope everyowner would read this,maybe several times over. One of the best article in YT that I have ever read. ggp.
    Ted Bachelder wrote on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 (PST):
  • 50 tips, excellent. Thank you Bruce Haynes. (tbach Wolverine MI)
    Kevin Bouche wrote on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 (PDT):
  • Thank you very much. I've been around ford N's as long as I can remember, I'm 43 yrs old. On the farm we had oliver's and farmall's. Sold farm when I was to young to do any farm tractor driving. When I was 33 my father still had big garden he loved to work and plant. I bought him a 9N and said this is yours to use, I only ask to recieve it back at your departure. He honored that to me, a yr ago I had that time to have my own 9N and I love it and need to do some of those maintenance things to it. With all old school parents and farmers gone, no one knows all the things to do to N's much anymore. Knew of some of the things to do but never as much as I see here. Old Belgian community and we valued our N's with pride. Thank You, Kevin
    randy gordon wrote on Monday, May 07, 2012 (PDT):
  • Thanks for all the info. I just got a 1951 8n and have already used a lot of the information. not running yet but almost there
    Steve Wasson wrote on Friday, May 11, 2012 (PDT):
  • I bought universal copper wire spark plug wires from TSC, they aren't very good. Where can I get custom made, copper core wires for a front-mount 8-N distributor?
    Doug (OH) wrote on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 (PDT):
  • I love this article. This is the third I've read through it--the whole thing! Thanks, Doug
    ATF-110 wrote on Monday, July 30, 2012 (PDT):
  • After installing an Over Running Coupler(ORC)ensure your PTO telescoping drivelines from each PTO implement to be connected will not be bottomed out by the extra length of the coupler.
    e.culver wrote on Friday, November 02, 2012 (PDT):
  • Great info on the ford model N, the general/practical insite on tractor operation sounds like a very experianced individual or a collaboration. Great article. Ed
    JosephD wrote on Saturday, November 03, 2012 (PDT):
  • Bruce, THANK YOU. Now I know how to fix some of my 8N problems that have plagued me for 2 yrs.
    AJ-in-BC wrote on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 (PST):
  • Re,#73, steering wheel removal. I use a standard 3-clawed gear puller, with the claws engaging with a horseshoe placed underneath the steering wheel spokes. A little bit of kerosene or penetrating oil should be applied before removal of steering wheel.
    Frank Staszak wrote on Wednesday, December 05, 2012 (PST):
  • I have a IH 350 but i have a 12 volt battery in a 6 volt system how should i connect the battery?
    Larry Steff wrote on Wednesday, December 05, 2012 (PST):
  • Thanks a million for the tips. I have used several already on my 44 2n.
    Wendell "Bud" McCurdy wrote on Monday, January 14, 2013 (PST):
  • I just have to say the "75 tips" are excellent! I bought a '49 8N from an old gentleman in 1994 when I retired to North Carolina. It reminded me of the 2N my uncle had in Georgia. I did a 12 volt conversion, paint and restore, and the old girl has just been as good as can be. Thanks, Bruce...Bud
    Lawrence Leckband wrote on Sunday, January 20, 2013 (PST):
  • Bruce Great summary of a life of learning. I run several 8 and 9 Ns as I have since the mid 50s. To Item #6 I would add one comment. Non of the new oils contain the Phosphorus and Zinc required by the Old School engines. This material is not in the new lube oils as it destroys the function of the Catalytic Converters. I use an additive from Summit Racing and it greatly improves the life of my flat tappet engines. With all the new regulations on diesels there is no reason to retire the old Fords for the lower HP requirements. In some areas above 4000 ft altitude we run a small Air Research Turbo set up to give sea level performance.
    Mike wrote on Saturday, April 13, 2013 (PDT):
  • Mr. Bruce Haynes certainly knows alot about old tractors. I couldn't help but wonder if Bruce attempted to drive a frozen down tractor foward one time. How else did he learn it may flip over? Gald he's ok and thanks for the tips! Mike
    Art Nagel wrote on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 (PDT):
  • Help--How do I remove the 3pt lift arms from my 1941 9n.It is a very tight fit. there seems to be no way to get them off because they are a little rusty. no place to really get a wack at them. Will heating them release them so a hammer will get them off the spline. neet to get at the pump for a repair.
    Sig wrote on Monday, July 01, 2013 (PDT):
  • Thanks so much for the great tips. I am in the process of getting my 8N back in service, purchased new by my dad and used all these years on our ranch. New wiring harness and a lot of other bits and pieces done. Eventually needs some hydraulic work and also eventually new pistons and rings. eBay seems to have everything needed.
    Sig wrote on Monday, July 01, 2013 (PDT):
  • Thanks so much for the great tips. I am in the process of getting my 8N back in service, purchased new by my dad and used all these years on our ranch. New wiring harness and a lot of other bits and pieces done. Eventually needs some hydraulic work and also eventually new pistons and rings. eBay seems to have everything needed.
    Sig wrote on Monday, July 01, 2013 (PDT):
  • Sorry, shouldn't have mentioned eBay in my previous comment, as now that I have discovered your site and the bonus that you take PayPal I'll be buying from here for now on.........
    Charlie wrote on Sunday, September 15, 2013 (PDT):
  • Thanks for the tips. Answered alot of questions. Just got an 9 n and want to convert to 12v
    long scott wrote on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 (PST):
  • THANKS A BUNCH, THE MANUALS YOU MENTIONED HAVE BEEN ORDERED, YOU WERE MOST INFORMATIVE AND VERY PATIENT WITH THIS NEWBIE
    Brandon smith wrote on Thursday, March 13, 2014 (PDT):
  • I have a 1950 ford 8 nd when it gets cold in the winter I have problems starting it up how can I get it to run in the winter time
    George Newcomb wrote on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 (PDT):
  • This is some of the most helpful information I have ever seen for the 8n. Thanks a lot. Saves a lot of time searching for the answers.
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