As mentioned already, lighting kits for all N-SERIES tractors were always dealer optional accessories. Lights were never OEM factory installed until the 800 Series models and then only headlights. Early 8N light kits had a bracket which mounted on and under the voltage regulator, lower RH dash, for the light switch. Later 8N light kits had a template to drill a hole in the LH dash near the ammeter for the switch. I've seen switches in just about every place on the dash, many near the key switch as a lot farmers bought the kits and installed themselves rather than have the dealer do it. The Proofmeter was being introduced in late 1949 -some had the new dash with the cutout but no meter installed yet. Many changes occurred in late 1949 and early 1950. By serial number 263,833 the Proofmeter, the new governor, the new 20A generator, the angle mount distributor, new (late) steering box, and more had been introduced. Lighting kits contained two headlights, the TAURUS taillight including the license plate bracket, two fender brackets, light switch, fuse, winged medallions, and all the wiring. In 1949 the TAURUS taillight, used since 1939, was replaced with the new DUOLAMP style; the Ford Tract-O-Lite tear-drop shell headlights were replaced with the round shell style; the winged medallion mounting brackets were replaced with simple round cup mounting brackets; the light switch was moved to the LH Dash panel; and the new 8N15500 Implement Lamp (worklight) was introduced as an option. I have OEM/ORIGINAL TAURUS Taillights, FORD/CM HALL Worklights, and Tear Drop headlights restored and for sale -my email is open.
Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI) EARLY 8N LIGHT SWITCH MOUNTING BRACKET –RH LOWER DASH ON VOLTAGE REGULATOR:
LATE 8N LIGHT SWITCH MOUNTING POSITION:
LATE 8N LIGHT SWITCH MOUNTING POSITION OEM TEMPLATE: