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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Forum
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How to Install 8N Thermostat

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Missouri Farmer

07-28-2008 12:55:26
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My 1950 8N was causing the gas tank to boil so I checked and found that there was no thermostat. I installed the 180 degree thermostat pictured. I put it in the upper radiator hose close to the radiator. The side facing up in the picture faces the radiator.

I started the tractor and the radiator boiled over after a few minuets. What went wrong? I recently read that I should fill the radiator so it just covers the core. I had filled it so it almost covered the round pipe looking object but still had some good air space. Did I install the thermostat correctly?

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Missouri Farmer

07-28-2008 16:40:25
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 Re: How to Install 8N Thermostat in reply to Missouri Farmer, 07-28-2008 12:55:26  
I'll take it out and put it in the correct way. Glad to know what's wrong. Thanks for the advice.



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GB in MT.

07-28-2008 14:36:50
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 Re: How to Install 8N Thermostat in reply to TheOldHokie, 07-28-2008 12:55:26  


Missouri;

That is the same thermostat and heat range I use in my 2N.

Don't worry the only thing you have to do is turn the top hose over and re-install. You just have your thermostat in up-side-down. Turn it around and you will be fine.

Gary :)



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Bruce (VA)

07-28-2008 14:31:09
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 Re: How to Install 8N Thermostat in reply to Missouri Farmer, 07-28-2008 12:55:26  
No.

The OEM 160* t-stat goes pointy end to the radiator, close to the block. This is a replacement 180* t-stat. The pointy end goes toward the block, opposite of the OEM 160* t-stat. It will work just fine; I've got these in all three of my N's. Install it close to the block.



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GB in MT.

07-28-2008 14:29:24
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 Re: How to Install 8N Thermostat in reply to ericlb, 07-28-2008 12:55:26  

Ramon said: (quoted from post at 16:03:37 07/28/08) Simple solution, the thermo you have pictured is incorrect for an Ford "N" series.


Ramon;

Both the thermostats shown here, are in fact, the right thermostats for the "N" series Ford tractor. As a matter of fact the first one posted by the author of this post, is clearly marked on the box as being a FORD part.

Facts are facts!!!!

Gary :roll:

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Ramon

07-28-2008 14:03:37
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 Re: How to Install 8N Thermostat in reply to Missouri Farmer, 07-28-2008 12:55:26  
Simple solution, the thermo you have pictured is incorrect for an Ford "N" series.



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8N'r--WI

07-28-2008 13:27:43
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 Re: How to Install 8N Thermostat in reply to Missouri Farmer, 07-28-2008 12:55:26  
Guys---both my 49 and 51 use this thermostat, and the POINTY END of this one goes TOWARDS the radiator and is installed close to the head.

I have not had any problems with overheating.

Tim



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sstorkson

07-28-2008 13:26:54
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 Re: How to Install 8N Thermostat in reply to Missouri Farmer, 07-28-2008 12:55:26  
Yep, they're right. I put mine in the hose the right way, and then put the hose on upside down! Flipped it around so it was lined up properly and have been happily mowing and raking ever since.
Scott



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Den N Ms

07-28-2008 13:13:41
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 Re: How to Install 8N Thermostat in reply to Missouri Farmer, 07-28-2008 12:55:26  
Missouri Farmer,I would also place the thermastat in the hose close to the head as possible.With the spring to the head.



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Bruce (VA)

07-28-2008 14:38:32
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 Re: How to Install 8N Thermostat in reply to Den N Ms, 07-28-2008 13:13:41  
Yep, that's correct for a 180* t-stat.



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BillM (OH)

07-28-2008 13:11:49
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 Re: How to Install 8N Thermostat in reply to Missouri Farmer, 07-28-2008 12:55:26  
Plus it should go close to the head - not the radiator.



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Murn Ga

07-28-2008 13:05:38
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 Re: How to Install 8N Thermostat in reply to Missouri Farmer, 07-28-2008 12:55:26  
Wrong. The brass sensor you see inside the spring always goes toward the head.



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