Yesterday's Tractor Co. Parts for Farm Tractors - Compare our Prices!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Requesting advice before starting 2N


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Brian Wickett
New User


Joined: 25 Sep 2011
Posts: 4


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Requesting advice before starting 2N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Before attempting to start a 2N that hasn"t been started in 18 months, a friend suggested I remove each of the spark plugs and squirt a little oil into the cylinders. I"d appreciate any advice or comments experienced Ners have to offer. Thank you.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Ultradog MN
Tractor Guru


Joined: 22 Apr 2001
Posts: 15299
Location: Twin Cities

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Requesting advice before starting 2N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It wont hurt to do that.
I would just fire it up myself.
When I first got my 2N it had sat unstarted for about 3 years. One tire was flat, rim shot, tractor looked bad.
I turned the gas on, turned the key on and hit the starter. It fired right up and I drove it on the trailer flat and all.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
souNdguy
Tractor Guru


Joined: 20 Aug 2002
Posts: 53233


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Requesting advice before starting 2N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

ditto what UD said.

the longer they set.. the more inclined i would be to put some oil in them.. etc..

carb and bat connections and poitns would be more of a concern for me as long as the engine was loose
 
Back to top
View user's profile
old
Tractor Guru


Joined: 12 Mar 2000
Posts: 56598
Location: Lake of the Ozarks area of MO

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Requesting advice before starting 2N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I do old tractor all the time that have sat for long periods of time. I never use oil but I do put in ATF say about a 1/4 cup and let it sit at least 24 hours. That frees up sticking rings and lubes the upper part of the cylinders and also helps brake down any rust that will be in there. I then spin it over with the plugs out to clear the cylinders. Always put the plugs back in to keep dirt etc out
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Ed S. (IL)
Tractor Expert


Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Posts: 2381
Location: The Middle West

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Requesting advice before starting 2N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You might need to prime the oil pump, too. Search the 8N board for how - it's been posted a few times before.

es
 
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Bob Purinton
Regular


Joined: 05 Oct 2010
Posts: 312


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:47 am    Post subject: Re: Requesting advice before starting 2N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My 8N hadn't been started in almost 30 years. I removed the sparkplugs and put some ATF in and turned the engine by hand a couple of times a day for a couple of weeks. During this time I had the carb and distributor rebuilt. After a hassle with bad parts in the distributor; I, finally, got it right. Put in the battery and primed the carb from a dishwashing liquid bottle and hit the button and she fired off like she'd never missed a day in her life. BTW--Never had to hassle with priming the oil pump. When I changed all the fluids; I poured 2 quarts of oil into the oil filter housing. This must've primed the oil pump because I had good oil pressure from the get-go.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
ericlb
Tractor Guru


Joined: 15 Aug 2007
Posts: 5312


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:59 am    Post subject: Re: Requesting advice before starting 2N Reply to specific post Reply with quote

once you get ready to start it wouldnt hurt to check the fuel flow first either, by removing the plug on the bottom of the carb, if it hasnt been messed with there are 3 screens in the system, one on the top of the sediment bowl intake, one on top of the glass bowl, and 1 in the carb elbow, where the gas line attaches, after sitting one or more of them may need to be cleaned [ hopefully it didnt sit with gas in the tank, if so id drain that out and put in fresh gas]
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Ford 9N, 2N, 8N All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651.

YT Home  |  Forums Home

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters