This is a photo of my 1950 Ford 8N tractor, purchased in January, 1998. My first driving experience was on my grandfather's 1952 8N, so this was a special purchase for me. This photo was taken in March 1998.
As I am disassembling things to separate the gray and the black items from the red (for painting), I'm finding items in need of repair. I'm also replacing what I think may fail later, since I've already got it torn down. So far, the repair/replace list is as follows:
Replace battery door
Replace Ford emblem on hood
New hoses and fan belt
New water pump
Replace missing battery cover
Points and Plugs
New wiring harness (home-made)
New voltage regulator (just in case)
Repair/rebuild steering box (steering wheel has 8 in of slack, should be 2 in at most)
Repair weak hydraulics (3-pt hitch slowly drops after engine stops)
Here are this month's photos. You can see them all at my Flickr page.
If you have a Ford N-series tractor, you can identify it's year from this list of serial numbers.
Here are some more 8N photos. I will post more photos of the 8N as they are available.
Also, please note that most of the work on the Big S Ranch was being done by this old tractor until a few years ago. I hope to restore it to working condition again.
The hood is a little rusty. The grill is ugly (wired in place). No decorative radiator cap. No FORD emblem on the front.
I only have the shredder and drag blade that I got with the tractor. These do their jobs well, but there are some other things I'd like:
2-wheel trailer for general hauling
2-bottom Dearborn plow
Dearborn Disk Harrow
If you have any of these for sale, let me know!
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