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10-25-2002 05:13:14

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My son found a 8n#94574 on a logging job. The owner told him to take it. It had been in a lean to shed for several years. All tires flat and rotted, bullet holes in hood and thru gas tank, distributer broken by the axle. Both radius rods bent, grill missing a tooth and bent up. Various and sundry other mechanical/structurial anomolies.

I should have taken a camera! Had to drag it out of a bottom thru the mud to get it to the trailer. Wenched it on and took it home.

It had a bush hog on it that was rusted beyond repair so I ditched it. I was able to turn the crank with the fan blades after removing the plugs. The plugs did not have any rust or much carbon on them.

The oil was black but did not appear to be contaminated. It still had antifreez in the radiator. The trans oil was a little milkey.

I had never worked on a 8n but was willing to take on the task of puting back in tip top condition.

With the help of previous post on this board I was able to resolve all of the problems. This was done without even having a manual.

Here is a list of what has been done so far. Since Sept 01, 02.

*new rear axle seals
*brake shoes and clean drums
*clean and flush radiator
*clean and flush engine cooling system
*drain all fluids *replace wiring (rats)
*remove rat nest inside air cleaner
*pull and rebuild carb
*pull and rebuild starter
*new bearings and bushings and grease seals on front spindles *strighten radius rods and fabricate new pins
*adjust valve lash (had to order special tool)
*pulled distributer and rebuilt it, new points,condenser,rotor and cap. *welded all the bullet holes in tank and hood.
*strightened the grill and welded in a new vertical bar.
*clean wheel rims, etching primer then cold galvinize inner area, new tires with tubes.
*pound out all dents and grind out all rust, weld in new metal where removed (no bondo).
*replace all bent, broken or otherwise unservicable nuts, washers, brackets, bolts, hoses,belt,etc.
* replace steering drag link ends. adjust steering.
*compression test (95 psi) all four.
*start and check for other problems (front seal leaking will repair if it gets real bad just seeping now)
*runs good sounds good (no knocks rattles)
*put on wheels checked out trans, pto and lift. (all is well)
* Gas tank contaminated the fuel with rust particles (quit running)
*drained tank, cleaned bowl and carb filters, cleaned out carb. *Installed inline gas filter to carb (it still stopped it up with fine rust) did above again!
* Installed electric fuel pump with two filters one pre pump and another between pump and carb.(rust stopped them both up) OK time to clean and seal tank * rigged up a temp fuel supply, tractor runs and performs well.
* stripped it back down drained all fluids again.
* scraped off all dirt and grease. scrubbed with TSP soloution then pressure washed at 3000 psi.
* treated all bare metal with etching primer.
* painted all parts * reassembled all except for the hood

All I need to do now is clean and seal the tank, put on the hood and my son will have a great tractor.

Would I do it again?

Yea, H%*# yea! It was fun!

Now to get caught up on all the honey dos around the casa.

This is a great site and I hope that I can help someone in the future.

Sincerley, Bill in East Texas

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Evil Steve

10-25-2002 08:03:10

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 Re: new to board and new to 8n's in reply to scoutski, 10-25-2002 05:13:14  
Welcome fellow Texan! I'm in San Antone.

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Dick H

10-25-2002 07:25:11

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 Re: new to board and new to 8n's in reply to scoutski, 10-25-2002 05:13:14  
Wow! A job well done. Congratulations.

Now, where are the pictures?

My best,

Dick H.
(Still have mine torn apart.)

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10-25-2002 10:34:20

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 Re: Re: new to board and new to 8n's in reply to Dick H, 10-25-2002 07:25:11  
I've been to Anaheim and I can't figure out where you would use a tractor in that part of the world. Too bad about the Angels last night.....if Glaus had made that catch for the third out in the 5th..... .....

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What? no Nippondenso listed?

10-25-2002 07:09:45

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 Re: new to board and new to 8n's in reply to scoutski, 10-25-2002 05:13:14  
You mean, you haven't installed a Nippondenso yet? List is incomplete until you have experienced that!

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10-25-2002 08:02:03

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 Re: Re: new to board and new to 8n's in reply to What? no Nippondenso listed?, 10-25-2002 07:09:45  
what, may i ask....is a nippendesnso??

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Dell (WA)

10-25-2002 08:26:52

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 Re: Re: Re: new to board and new to 8n's in reply to 8nguy, 10-25-2002 08:02:03  
8Nguy..... ....reference to nippendesno is an N-Board "joke" about a 12 volt gear/reduction starter being sold by some outfit in Michigan on EBay for N's..... .....Dell, who has NO opinion on the suitability of the device

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10-25-2002 06:39:22

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 Re: new to board and new to 8n's in reply to scoutski, 10-25-2002 05:13:14  
Sounds real good so far...but...

Ya kinda lost me on the part about the electronic fuel pump...

Is this just a temp situation till you get the tank sealed and back on?

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10-25-2002 10:45:44

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 Re: Re: new to board and new to 8n's in reply to Salmoneye, 10-25-2002 06:39:22  
With the dirty tank I needed somthing that could suck thru the grime and push thru the added filter. It worked longer than gravity but the rust particles went right on to the carb.
It was a bandaid so that I could continue troubleshooting.

Regards, Bill

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From newbie to veteran in one post!!

10-25-2002 06:20:33

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 Re: new to board and new to 8n's in reply to scoutski, 10-25-2002 05:13:14  
Congrats Bill! I've found one of the joys of these tractors to be how "fixable" they are.

Look forward to hearing more from yet another Texan on the board.


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10-25-2002 05:30:49

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 Re: new to board and new to 8n's in reply to scoutski, 10-25-2002 05:13:14  
Scoutski,sounds like u have been very busy.Hope u and your son enjoy your old but new tractor.Larrys8n

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