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Re: 9N repair/restore: what's best to be sold?

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Dell (WA)

09-02-2013 10:00:50

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Keith........a non-running 9N with NO OIL pressure, is worth about $500, running with OIL PRESS is worth about $1500. While PRIMING maybe necessary, I'd first change yer OIL PRESS GAUGE. ($10, cheap)

To prime, remove the BIG NUT behind the water pump. CAREFUL, It is SPRING LOADED. And yes, there is supposed to be a flat spot on the pressure relief piston. Pour about 1-cup of HEAVY oil down the hole. I use 90-wt outboard motor gearbox oil.

While normal oil pressure is spring relived at about 35-psi, many well worn engines can't make 20-psi and live quite well on low oil pressure. Unfortunately, the ONLY CURE for low oil pressure is an engine OVERHAUL. (parts $450, machine shop $1000)

Besides the issue of rusted sheetmetal repair; new paint job, $500. Rattlecan paint job $100. (tip: ALL 9N's came from the factory, GRAY) New ag-bar rear tires, $250-ea; Sherman aux tranny, $500-700.

So you see, it is eazy to squander $2000 to make a $1500 3-speed 9N sell. .......HTH, Dell

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