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8n lower link plate removal

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06-22-2022 14:39:13




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I looked at a previous discussion on replacing the lower link pin, but nothing was mentioned about the cover plate. Mine has a cover plate at this location. My link pin in loose and spinning, but so is the bolt that apparently holds the cover on. The cover is also loose and leaking. The confusing thing to me is that the bolt won't come out or tighten, just spins freely. I'm guessing that it must also have a nut inside the housing like the lower pin? It seems like it should hold the cover plate on without the need of a nut inside so that you could remove it without taking the axles and the third member out. So I guess the question is do I need to take everything apart just like the ones that don't have the cover plate?

Thank you, Troy

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wore out

06-22-2022 23:26:19




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 Re: 8n lower link plate removal in reply to cobmail1@gmail.com, 06-22-2022 14:39:13  
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''Why do they have a removable cover if you can't remove it until you take everything apart anyway?''

HaHa, that's a good question!

Even the factory engineers must have wondered the same thing as the part was eliminate when the 8N was introduced.



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cobmail1@gmail.com

06-22-2022 21:47:46




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 Re: 8n lower link plate removal in reply to cobmail1@gmail.com, 06-22-2022 14:39:13  
Thanks you guys, and for the pictures Bob.
Why do they have a removable cover if you can't remove it until you take everything apart anyway?!



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John Deere D

06-22-2022 23:30:53




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 Re: 8n lower link plate removal in reply to cobmail1@gmail.com, 06-22-2022 21:47:46  
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Why do they have a removable cover if you can't remove it until you take everything apart anyway?!

The lower pin design was probably a design that was adequate for the year the Tractor was built. Now at 83 years of age, for some of the N's, they are passed their warranty period.

Once the MASS of the Axel Housing was increased in the area of the lower pin, a lower pin with a Tapered shank was fitted.:)
The surface area, of a Taper shanked lower pin, PULLED into a matting Tapper bore has a much much less chance of leaking diff., oil.

The cover that was designed to be placed onto the AXEL housing with the lower pin passing through the cover was intended to add both rigidity as well as the short tapper on the shank of the lower pin was to be secured into the mating short shallow tapper cup of the removable cover.

It was also a COST thing. Make a Tractor as inexpensive in manufacturing as you can so as the farmer can afford to purchase one.

Lets not forget, Mr. H. Ford, happened to borrow the Differential and Hydraulics from Mr. H. Fergusons Tractor design. then rebadge ..... now the N Ford Tractor. Ford Tractor factory had little to nothing in cost design for the first early N's from AFT of the Transmission.

Bob. Owner 2-N...TEA-20 Ferguson.. MF 35 X and other coloured Tractors. Some have the strait shanked lower pins. Some have the tapper shank lower pins..
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John Deere D

06-22-2022 21:32:44




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 Re: 8n lower link plate removal in reply to cobmail1@gmail.com, 06-22-2022 14:39:13  
My Ford 2-N....
Had to replace both lower lift pins...gaskets....and brackets...
My 2-N has straight shanked pins...NOT Taper pins Bob..
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Blue Jay

06-22-2022 18:10:09




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 Re: 8n lower link plate removal in reply to cobmail1@gmail.com, 06-22-2022 14:39:13  
Yes there is a nut on the inside, easiest way to get to them is to remove the left trumpet.



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cobmail1@gmail.com

06-22-2022 16:32:01




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 Re: 8n lower link plate removal in reply to cobmail1@gmail.com, 06-22-2022 14:39:13  
Thank you for the info. I could try going through the forum history again looking at 9n and 2n rear housings, but if you know the answers to my questions it could sure save me some time.



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wore out

06-22-2022 15:45:05




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 Re: 8n lower link plate removal in reply to cobmail1@gmail.com, 06-22-2022 14:39:13  
You have a 9N or 2N rear housing, they use the additional ''cover'' with bolt and different ''pins'' than 8N's.



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