Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Discussion Forum

Re: Fordson Model F

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Maine Fordson

08-21-2010 06:11:11

Report to Moderator

You can't see the commutator in your photos because of the angle at which they were taken. It's just a small part, about 3 inches in diameter, and about an inch thick. Go to to see a picture of this part.
I'm standing by my opinion of the purpose of those two studs at the front of the engine (i.e., being the remnants of a governor attach point). If you look at the manifold in the fifth photo of your last posting, in front of the #2 spark plug you'll see where the governor was attached to the manifold. Either it malfunctioned and was removed, or someone needed it worse than the current owner. (Which would explain the missing commutator linkage.) A governor is not essential, but it's a nice accessory if you are doing belt work; it saves the trouble of constantly adjusting the throttle. (This engine was designed to run at 1000 RPM, and no faster.)

The rest of the tractor looks great. Radiator looks good, the radiator sides are not cracked or broken, fenders are in great shape, and almost everything is there. The only other thing I see missing is the starting tank, which should be attached to the air washer (in the same pictured referenced above, look to the left of the manifold, behind the fuel line and below the air intake. The rectangular place with the two mounting ears is where the starting tank should be mounted. Most importantly, the manifold looks good, and seems complete. The manifold is a Holley 295, which is a later style, so that means the manifold was replaced sometime during the last 85 years. Also, the coil box looks to be the later style (but my memory fails me as to what year the change occurred). Replacement covers are available.
Have you looked up the serial number? It's stamped into the block just above the first manifold bolt, nearest the radiator. (You may need a small wire brush or a scraper to remove rust or grease.) A production matrix is available on this site. Serial Number List for FDS: Model F

Buy it!
-- Maine Fordson
This post was edited by Maine Fordson at 06:13:24 08/21/10.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

08-21-2010 09:13:29

Report to Moderator
 Re: Fordson Model F in reply to Maine Fordson, 08-21-2010 06:11:11  
Thanks for all the info! I do not have the serial number yet, only pictures of the tractor so far.

As for the starting tank, I was under the assumption that it was built into the main tank? There are 2 fuel caps, the rear I thought was for gas, while the front would be for kerosene? If so, would it still have had the starting tank? Also if so, what is it used for?

As for the governor, that makes sense to me. I wouldn't require it, as I would be happy to just get it to idle, possibly drive it around the yard a bit, but thats all. My main concern is that commutator. I have been searching all the posts I can so far, with no luck on a picture of the commutator mounted. Would you, (or anyone) have some good clear pictures of this mounted on the tractor? Is this something that can be purchased if the entire thing was missing?

Thanks again!

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

08-23-2010 19:48:34

Report to Moderator
 Re: Fordson Model F in reply to REPO, 08-21-2010 09:13:29  
Look up Andersontimer, lots of pics and projects

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2016 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters