Dean, I have owned the tractor for 10 years. I am sure it is an 8N. Has the distributor on the side now in front. I thought it was a 52. Have looked throughly at sides of the gear box and have included pictures of the tractor, steering, and gear box. No screw above hood and below steering wheel.
Chris Looks like I wlll need to remove the dash and dash support. Certainly this was not the way Ford Motor Company originally designed the tractor to check the steering box and add oil. Very easy to locate the fill point on our 1953 ford jubilee. Any other ideas you have would be appreciated.