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Ford 2N's #7252227
04/26/21 02:11 PM
04/26/21 02:11 PM
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Valders, WI
Alex the dog Offline OP
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Last week purchased two non-running Ford 2N's from a local estate. Hauled them home and started going thru the one that last ran. I had planned on making a summer project to get one of them running but once getting under the hood I don't think I can wait until end of summer to hear it run!

Anyone else have experience with this iconic line of tractors?

Dave
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Last edited by Alex the dog; 04/26/21 02:12 PM.

Forever in debt to my Father who introduced me to trapping.
May I be half the man he was.
Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Alex the dog] #7252230
04/26/21 02:23 PM
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What year is it?


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Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Alex the dog] #7252235
04/26/21 02:48 PM
04/26/21 02:48 PM
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higginsville, mo
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Just sold my 8N last year. Good little machines, unless you need live PTO

Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Newt] #7252238
04/26/21 03:08 PM
04/26/21 03:08 PM
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Valders, WI
Alex the dog Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Newt
What year is it?

I believe a 1944 for the one on a trailer and 1945 for the one I am tearing down.

Electrical isn't my strong point so these units look pretty straight forward when I looked at a wiring diagram.

Found a "bonus" ant colony below the coil.

Dave

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Forever in debt to my Father who introduced me to trapping.
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Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Alex the dog] #7252248
04/26/21 03:25 PM
04/26/21 03:25 PM
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Finally run aground in TN
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Cool and you got a trailer in the same color ... Classy. I think them ants are trained by uncle Henry and are the guys that start the thing. The coil capacitor is there just to wake them up on cold mornings.


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Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Scuba1] #7252260
04/26/21 03:39 PM
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Valders, WI
Alex the dog Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Scuba1
Cool and you got a trailer in the same color ... Classy. I think them ants are trained by uncle Henry and are the guys that start the thing. The coil capacitor is there just to wake them up on cold mornings.


That's funny! Trailer actually came from another estate I had the chance to pick thru before it was cleared out. Have not found any more ants in it but quite a few walnut hulls so the squirrels claimed residence at one time too.

Dave


Forever in debt to my Father who introduced me to trapping.
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Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Alex the dog] #7252269
04/26/21 03:57 PM
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Tug Hill, NY
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Those rear tires look like they have some good rubber on them...Big plus!!


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Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Alex the dog] #7252284
04/26/21 04:31 PM
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Whats a 1937 9N worth running orginal paint.front bucket. Kept outside its whole life iI beleave

Last edited by Newt; 04/26/21 04:32 PM.

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Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Alex the dog] #7252292
04/26/21 05:05 PM
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NNY
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I have an 8N. May be different but timing is soooooooo important.

Re: Ford 2N's [Re: 080808] #7252300
04/26/21 05:33 PM
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Hudson valley , NY
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I have 4 - 8 N 's now ...easy to work on and parts are readily available...
Fun tractors to drive and show ..

Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Alex the dog] #7252301
04/26/21 05:36 PM
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Iowa
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What's the plan for the paint? I'm sure if you're like me you won't be able to sleep at night until you get it runnin'. I'd like to hear the story on the Trump sign too.

Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Newt] #7252309
04/26/21 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Newt
Whats a 1937 9N worth running orginal paint.front bucket. Kept outside its whole life iI beleave


9n came out in 39. 2n in 42, and 8n in 48. If it sat outside since 39 can't be much paint left is there? If it runs good and loader works $1000 to $2000 depending on tires, and condition

Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Alex the dog] #7252383
04/26/21 08:01 PM
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My Dad owns one Dave. He bought it used back in the 1970s and still going strong.

It is the tractor I started driving on.

Brian

Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Redknot] #7252460
04/26/21 09:16 PM
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Valders, WI
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Originally Posted by Redknot
Those rear tires look like they have some good rubber on them...Big plus!!


On the '45 tires are pretty good, on the 44 rears are weather checked but hold air, fronts are shot so looking for some used 19" motorcycle tires to put on so I can roll it around for the time being.

Dave


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Re: Ford 2N's [Re: ~ADC~] #7252477
04/26/21 09:26 PM
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Valders, WI
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
What's the plan for the paint? I'm sure if you're like me you won't be able to sleep at night until you get it runnin'. I'd like to hear the story on the Trump sign too.


From what I've read those years came as battleship gray so somewhere down the line I would like to get the '45 back to that. The '44 is missing a generator and steering box has some issues, not sure of hydraulics on either. If I can get both running will likely sell one to cover further work on the other.

As far as the Trump sign goes I put it up Fathers Day weekend and 3 weeks later in the dark of night a person or persons needed to trespass and express their opinion on the sign. One local politician offered to replace it for me but I chose to leave it out there for others to see. It did lead to some good conversations with strangers that would stop if I was cutting lawn or working in the flower bed up by the road. Both Trump supporters and some not. Regardless of what position they had, I thanked them for stopping and having the courage to talk face to face.

Dave


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May I be half the man he was.
Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Green Bay] #7252485
04/26/21 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Green Bay
My Dad owns one Dave. He bought it used back in the 1970s and still going strong.

It is the tractor I started driving on.

Brian



That is pretty need Brian! Hopefully some day you can own it and keep it in the family.

After I brought them home my Mom came over and told me her and Dad had bought one shorty after getting married and sold it to a cousin before they bought a Leyland tractor in '72 that I now own. Never knew that about them and need to talk to that cousin!

Hope to see you on the 16th in Reedsville.

Dave


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Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Alex the dog] #7252516
04/26/21 10:08 PM
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Have a ferguson to-20 that looks very similar, good luck with your project.

Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Alex the dog] #7252616
04/27/21 12:08 AM
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Newt and line jumper that’d be a 5k tractor up here all day haahahaa!

Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Alex the dog] #7252666
04/27/21 06:07 AM
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Well drained radiator and removed for easy access to inspection nut on oil pump. Lots of crud in radiator so will try flushing with water to clear out. Any advice on how to remove the crud would be appreciated.

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Re: Ford 2N's [Re: Alex the dog] #7252681
04/27/21 06:53 AM
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New York border
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^^^^^^^
Take radiator to a radiator shop and have it 'boiled/flushed out' and flow tested. Affordable , about $20. They will also pressure test it for leaks. Any leaks can be soldered up for additional costs. Some better equipped auto parts houses with a machine shop offer these services too.

Done this on many a automobile.


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