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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Forum

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Little Fred

08-05-2020 02:06:24

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We recently got an 8N running.

Tractor had a seized engine when we bought it. Had been sitting for a few years, and don't know much history.

We put a recently rebuilt engine in it, along with a new clutch.

When the tractor was split we worked the Sherman and it seemed to work. With rear jacked up we spun input shaft by hand, and could see and feel difference between under, over, and direct.

The shifter seems a bit loose, and now that the tractor is back together we are reluctant to try it.

It's in mid, or direct drive now.

Any advice?

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Den N Ms

08-05-2020 12:03:38

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 Re: To use Sherman in reply to Little Fred, 08-05-2020 02:06:24  
Little Fred, As Dean said or Possibly a broken or weak detente spring in the top cover.There are 2 one for each shift rail under the two plugs on top.

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Tim PloughNman Daley

08-05-2020 03:23:51

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 Re: To use Sherman in reply to Little Fred, 08-05-2020 02:06:24  
There are a few members here with a lot of experience on Shermans, Kirk(NJ) for one. There are manuals available and the CLYMER I&T FO-4 Manual also has a detailed chapter on the SHERMANS.

Tim Daley(MI)

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Little Fred

08-05-2020 02:45:23

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 Re: To use Sherman in reply to Little Fred, 08-05-2020 02:06:24  
edit: meant to ask about the shifter grommet
Could a missing or worn grommet be the reason the shifter won't stay in place?

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08-05-2020 05:32:13

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 Re: To use Sherman in reply to Little Fred, 08-05-2020 02:45:23  
There are detent mechanisms in the top cover that hold the shifter in position.

I've a NOS Sherman top cover if you determine that you need one.


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08-05-2020 05:21:46

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 Re: To use Sherman in reply to Little Fred, 08-05-2020 02:45:23  
Try just8N for the grommet

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