Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   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 inLog in 

Basket case 2N Our journey begins.


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Rustic1s
Regular


Joined: 09 Jun 2020
Posts: 33


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:28 am    Post subject: Basket case 2N Our journey begins. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Basket case is a 1946 2N serial # 235704, that I recently aquired on my way home, with the famous " FOR SALE" sign dangling from the grille. This poor tractor obviously had a rough,brutal lifetime by any standards. This was the perfect match, I was overtaken by tractor fever n basket case now had a new owner "along with a angry wife"! . I don't care for tractors that have been painted up to look pretty as this defeats my purpose, add the fact that most are done wrong to begin with. I like to find the old stuff, find used "original" parts and bring it back to life in its former glory.

Basket case starts,runs and operates fine "no load" and for the most part is still original. and is just a plain N2. Thinking of TRYING to find all/most of the "early early" 1942 "wartime parts any help, leads, comments are greatly appreciated.

I realize that basket case is to old to be a LEGITIMATE wartime, basket case doesn't care, I just bought him a full set of , original, nearly perfect, very expensive steel wheels. Tractor fever has set in...
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Farmall plowboy
Long Time User


Joined: 17 Jul 2011
Posts: 912


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:33 am    Post subject: Re: Basket case 2N Our journey begins. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No hope for you now! The fever done took
hold, I'm sure most of us will pray for
you.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Ultradog MN
Tractor Guru


Joined: 22 Apr 2001
Posts: 25488
Location: Twin Cities

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: Basket case 2N Our journey begins. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Tell us about yourself a bit.
Is this your first tractor?
Maybe you have a dozen tractors already?
What will you use it for?
I ask this because I've been on this
board a good while and have seen a lot of
fellows buy an N as their very first
tractor and spend a whole Pile of money
restoring it.
Then, as they learn more about tractors
in general they begin to understand that
the Ford Ns, handy, fun and useful as
they are, lack desirable features that
models just a few years newer will have.
Things like live hydraulics, live or
independent PTO, power steering,
differential lock, loader capable, more
gears, more power, more reliability,
remote hydraulic capability, etc, etc are
all very desirable on a tractor and can
easily be had for much less than you'll
spend restoring an N.
Go to it. Have some fun.
But never forget that the market is
flooded with nicely restored N Fords that
the seller realized too late that those
tractors just aren't modern enough to do
the things he thought it could do.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Rustic1s
Regular


Joined: 09 Jun 2020
Posts: 33


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Basket case 2N Our journey begins. Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Prayers gladly accepted.

This post is what most guys wish they would have read BEFORE they went all in, as it is very true. These tractors only bring what someone is willing to pay, regardless of how much you invested.

Basket case is actually tractor # 2 of 3.

I have a 1950 Harry Ferguson.
Also a 1951 Harry Ferguson.
Both are TO 20

Basket case is a low budget, find a few OLD used parts and move on project. I'm not pulling or even replacing the beat up rusty hood, much less anything internal. And sloppily painting up stuff is a major NO NO in my World. Best part is it's almost finished! Lol.

HOWEVER,

The WAR WHEELS are one of the nicest full sets I have seen, a true collector will be proud to own them. I want to find the other pieces if it's even possible, there are several.
Open to info n leads.

Basket case is not a everyday working "field" tractor, none of mine are although all are capable. My farm is less than a half acre. LOL.

On a side note, did a few 1948 8N have 9/2N style wheels, 3 speed trans, etc from the factory??? This one is serial# 8N47312 . A friend bought it in Michigan recently.


I loaded pics on my first post but they didn't post of basket case.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Ultradog MN
Tractor Guru


Joined: 22 Apr 2001
Posts: 25488
Location: Twin Cities

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Basket case 2N Our journey begins. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm glad you weren't "offended" by my
post.
As to the 8N/9,2N mix:
All 9/2s had the 3 speed, 1 brake on each
side and the big 6 lug rear lug pattern.
8s had small 6 on 8" rear lug pattern, 4
speeds and both brakes on the right.
But all N engines will interchange so
your friend has a mutt.
Mutts and frankentractors are actually
pretty common.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Rustic1s
Regular


Joined: 09 Jun 2020
Posts: 33


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:10 am    Post subject: Re: Basket case 2N Our journey begins. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not offended at all, glad you posted.
For the most part,these are money pits.

Basket case has some new goodies, aluminum parts galore, most everything but the hood.
Decided to make the ole girl a 11 N. Still looking for the handcrank, magneto and other pieces. Found and previously bought one of the best looking set of "war wheels" I have found.

Basket Case also has a new sister a 1940 9N w serial so close to being a 39 it's funny.
[
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Rustic1s
Regular


Joined: 09 Jun 2020
Posts: 33


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:13 am    Post subject: Re: Basket case 2N Our journey begins. Reply to specific post Reply with quote


 
Back to top
View user's profile
Rustic1s
Regular


Joined: 09 Jun 2020
Posts: 33


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Basket case 2N Our journey begins. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A few pics of basket case, before. Nothing fancy, paint job completed. Lol





 
Back to top
View user's profile
:   
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
We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

YT Home  |  Forums

Modern View Forum 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