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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Forum
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8N steering box rebuild

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ncBrad

09-20-2009 08:18:53
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I recently purchased an 8N Ford with a late serial number. The steering box was shot and I disassembled it and found both steering shaft bearings trashed. After removal of all bearing debris I found a small brass grommet in the bottom of the housing. The book calls it a bearing retainer eyelet but I can't figure out where it goes, unless the original bearing retainer had a different design thean the modern Dorman item I installed. Any thoughts??

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Dunk

09-20-2009 15:29:03
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 Re: 8N steering box rebuild in reply to Ed S. (IL), 09-20-2009 08:18:53  

Dollar Bill said: (quoted from post at 19:13:57 09/20/09)
Brad, the eyelet holds the retainer which holds the lower bearing in place while you assemble the steering shaft. It really isn't necessary as you can "stick" the lower bearing to the shaft with wheel bearing grease.

If you plan on doing much work on your tractor, there are two publications you should invest in. The I&T (FO-4) Shop Manual and the 1939-1953 Ford Tractor Parts Catalog.

Just let me know if you have any more questions - I just finished up the same project you're now working on.


Both of those publications are available online.

Click these links, for links, and instructions, to them.

http://www.theviperr.info/hobo_dnn/Default.aspx?tabid=107

http://www.theviperr.info/hobo_dnn/Default.aspx?tabid=128

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ncBrad

09-21-2009 07:06:19
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 Re: 8N steering box rebuild in reply to Dunk, 09-20-2009 15:29:03  
Thanks for the info guys. I guess I kinda bypassed that procedure by placing the bearing on the lower race and holding the bearing in place with my finger through the sector shaft hole while inserting the shaft. Seems to be working great.
Brad



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Dollar Bill

09-20-2009 15:13:57
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 Re: 8N steering box rebuild in reply to Jim.UT, 09-20-2009 08:18:53  
Brad, the eyelet holds the retainer which holds the lower bearing in place while you assemble the steering shaft. It really isn't necessary as you can "stick" the lower bearing to the shaft with wheel bearing grease.

If you plan on doing much work on your tractor, there are two publications you should invest in. The I&T (FO-4) Shop Manual and the 1939-1953 Ford Tractor Parts Catalog.

Just let me know if you have any more questions - I just finished up the same project you're now working on.

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