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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:57 am    Post subject: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I want to say hello from Southwest Va. and show you the 1952 8N that was about 200 ft. from my house. Gentleman bought it new in '52 and had put just over 1000 hrs. on it. It was covered but needed one new rim but after putting new points and 8 volt battery, fuel and checking all fluids it started right up. Checked oil press ( 40 lbs ) ran it for about 30 min. and changed everything. So far just replaced front wheel bearings as everything works as normal with possible carb rebuild needed.http://oi49.tinypic.com/k2ljbp.jpg[/img]
 


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:20 am    Post subject: Re: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looks like a great find, good running really nice tractor! You need to check the S/N on the left side top of the block and compare it to the S/N list at the left of this page. From the picture it looks like an earlier 8N.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:06 am    Post subject: Re: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Good find. It's great when it's close to home. My 1st was 30 miles, no big deal. My 2nd I drove 7 miles home. I'll be picking up my 3rd the 1st of Oct, gotta trailer it but it's only about 8 miles.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:15 am    Post subject: Re: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

01BIRDDOG wrote:
(quoted from post at 23:57:34 09/16/12) I want to say hello from Southwest Va. and show you the 1952 8N that was about 200 ft. from my house. Gentleman bought it new in '52 and had put just over 1000 hrs. on it. It was covered but needed one new rim but after putting new points and 8 volt battery, fuel and checking all fluids it started right up. Checked oil press ( 40 lbs ) ran it for about 30 min. and changed everything. So far just replaced front wheel bearings as everything works as normal with possible carb rebuild needed.http://oi49.tinypic.com/k2ljbp.jpg[/img]


How do you charge the 8 volt battery?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

8 volt battery???? Should be 6 volts!!!!! An 8 volt battery at best is a band aid fix for other problems and unless the charging system has been set up for it at best you will have a 7 volt charge on that battery. Plus when was the last time you saw a battery charger made to charge an 8 volt battery??????? Do it 6 volts or go modern and switch it over to 12 volts and get rid of a head ache waiting to happen
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I guess i have just been lucky with the use of a 8 volt battery in i guess 10 tractors over the last almost 45years. I'm sure here to learn and that means keep my mouth shut and my ears open. I will put a 6 volt on it tomorrow and hope no problem has been done so far.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Gaspump wrote:
Looks like a great find, good running really nice tractor! You need to check the S/N on the left side top of the block and compare it to the S/N list at the left of this page. From the picture it looks like an earlier 8N.


What are you talking about? It looks like a later side mount distributor 8N to me.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:39 am    Post subject: Re: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice find, Keep us posted as you work on it.

Here's the Picture


 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Here is a pic. made today of the little unit. Eng. # is 8N449057.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

[quote="01BIRDDOG"](quoted from post at 12:16:09 09/16/12) Here is a pic. made today of the little unit. Eng. # is 8N449057. [/quote Here is engine number showing 1952 year of mfg.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Great looking tractor, specially for a find so close to home!
The 8V battery won't hurt it, but it was probably put in there to cover up a problem.
Most likely problem being dirty electrical connections.
Clean 'em up, tighten 'em down and run it.
Does your amp meter work?
It should bounce a little when cranking and show a charge when running even if slightly.
Welcome to the forum!
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You have not hurt anything with the 8 volt battery.
The problem will happen a few weeks from now when
the battery is no longer fully charged. I know
because i bought an 8N with an 8 volt battery. When
I could no longer keep it charged I put a 6 volt
battery and it has been running and starting ever
since (about 5 years).
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dog,
Welcome to the board.
Not many of these things still being bought from the original owners any more.
Makes your's kinda unique.
Did you ask him for any kind of manuals or sales slips or literature on it?
I definately would.
A bit of provenance is always a treat.
Why did he buy it and how come so few hours on it over the years.
I assume it has been painted since new?
If it wasn't I would seriously consider cleaning it up and fixing any leaks and making it run nice but Not painting it.
They say they're only original Once.
But can be "restored" many times.
Original rivited bumper looks pretty straight from here.
Bonus!
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Good eye UD, and good advice too!
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW GUY AND OLD 8N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I wasn't cutting you on Tractor Talk by the way.
Called you an impatient old fart but I agreed with your leaving and would have done the same.
A lot of guys here on the N Board don't read or post on TT. As a regular on YT I think they are missing a lot of what this whole site is all about.
But getting back to this thread, Ford tractors are good. Don't you think?
 
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