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Old 02-25-2020, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default 1949 Ford 8n Tractor

I''m now in the prized possession of a '49 8n. Does anyone know if there is a web site such as Ford Barn for the Tractors.

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Old 02-25-2020, 01:54 PM   #2
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:21 PM   #3
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There are some that are general tractor or old engine communities as well. There are 9N/8N owners that frequent on here too. I still regularly use a 1956 Ford 800 series model 850 myself.

Since many of these old tractors are still in common use, a person can google subjects and take your pick of answers.
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Old 02-25-2020, 03:32 PM   #4
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Try this. https://www.yesterdaystractors.com/n...wwwboard1.html
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Old 02-25-2020, 03:32 PM   #5
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I just GAVE my 8N to my best friend that's been hounding me for years wanting to restore it. I believe there are more parts and info available on the web for the "N" tractors than we have available for these old Ford cars. DD
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Old 02-25-2020, 04:48 PM   #6
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mytractorforum.com, is another forum for all tractors .My wife has a 50 model 8N with correct ford Brush hog, I have a 64model , 4000-4cyl. Diesel, best small tractor for my needs.
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:26 PM   #7
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NTractorClub's and yesterdaystractors.com's 9N-2N-8N message boards are both on my daily "check-in" lists, right up there with the Ford Barn, and a major reason why I don't get squat done at night...;-)
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One thing that gave a leg up for the Ford Ns is the fact that there were a lot of them over in China before the Nationalists got kicked out. The Red Chinese government copied the damn things and made even more of them. A lot of new hard parts and castings are available due to this. Some of it takes some work to fit but at least some good things came out of it.
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A lot of times, I go to my local FLAPS looking for a part. They have no idea of what I want, but if I give them the part number, they say "yeah, we have them in stock, they're for a Ford tractor".
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Old 02-26-2020, 04:12 AM   #10
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Thanks Guys. I was not thinking so much about parts, as Dennis Carpenter has a good listing for them. In fact I've already bought some and delivered in 3 days for $9.99 !!!
I am looking for a place that I could ask questions like I do here from time to time. I'll check out the suggestions noted above.

Thx...Mike
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NTractorClub's and yesterdaystractors.com's 9N-2N-8N message boards are both on my daily "check-in" lists, right up there with the Ford Barn, and a major reason why I don't get squat done at night...;-)
LOL..... that's the same for me
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:54 AM   #12
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Mike congrats, Ntractor as others said, feel free to pm me, I sold my 48 8N a few years ago but owned it for over 10 years. I think I have to a repair book in PDF format somewhere. Mine was 6 volt with a loader, I was amazed how it started up in about half a crank. They have their faults and quirks but are great machines. check out the picture in my album.

http://vieux.tracteurs.free.fr/pdf/F...l_2N_8N_9N.pdf

here's the link to the F04 manual

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Just in case you have an extra flathead in the shop.....

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Old 02-27-2020, 08:58 AM   #15
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A lot of times, I go to my local FLAPS looking for a part. They have no idea of what I want, but if I give them the part number, they say "yeah, we have them in stock, they're for a Ford tractor".
What in the world does 'FLAPS' mean? spell it out for us old guys ! I too have
a 1949 bought new never ever been touched used all year. sam
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Old 02-27-2020, 09:03 AM   #16
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Time for paint; any one know the code for Ford gray? Went to tractor supply for a can
and that paint is so far off its like almost white. This gray is almost like its got some
blue in it. I have a 1/2 quart genuine Ford from the dealer from the 1970s still good
maybe I can get it analyzed just maybe: sam
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Put a flathead V8 in it !!!!
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Old 02-27-2020, 09:51 AM   #18
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Time for paint; any one know the code for Ford gray? Went to tractor supply for a can
and that paint is so far off its like almost white. This gray is almost like its got some
blue in it. I have a 1/2 quart genuine Ford from the dealer from the 1970s still good
maybe I can get it analyzed just maybe: sam
The paint I purchased at TSC was the correct color. It does change color as it dries. This was the brush paint, no idea if it is a spray.

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Old 02-27-2020, 10:26 AM   #19
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For "Big Job", FLAPS=Friendly Local Auto Parts Store.
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Yep. It seems t's the same in Minnesota as it Utah.
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