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My "New" Ford 8N

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rjg854

:handgestures-thumbupright: looks nice, what are your plans for it?

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T-Mo

I have some 3 point attachments that I picked up for my 2N, so both the 2N and 8N will see duty with those attachments.  I want to add more attachments as time goes by.  Right now, I have a back blade, a rear reversible scoop, a two bottom moldboard plow, and a boom pole.  I have plans to add a brush hog, a 3 point carrier or maybe a 3 point fork lift.

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OutdoorEnvy

Very cool.  If I ever get the space an old bigger tractor of some kind is on my wish list.  This looks really good though.  In spite of the rushed repairs and modifications.

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pfrederi

Nice tractor.  My brother has had an 8N for 40 years.  Older style front mount distributor (real PIA to work on that).  Very reliable tractor.  Of course I am prejudiced i like my Case VAC she has live hydraulics. 

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ebinmaine
12 hours ago, T-Mo said:

a back blade, a rear reversible scoop

What's the difference between these two things?

 

 

Good find on the 8N. 

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RandyLittrell
2 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

What's the difference between these two things?

 

 

Good find on the 8N. 

 

Scoop is like this, and you can pick up dirt or clean out things. Blade is just a rear 3 point blade. 

 

This is a new pic and I'm sure Terry has an older style. 

 

Randy

 

 

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ClassicTractorProfessor

Good looking tractor. We also have an 8N and a 2N…our 2N is what we believe to be a 47, but it has been fitted with a late 8N side distributor engine, and our 8N is a 49 but has been fitted at some time with the engine out of a 1944 2N. Good little tractors, our 8N is our main mowing tractor around here. Just the perfect size for an all around chore tractor. Good luck with it

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T-Mo

The rear scoop I have is a Ford 19-142 scoop.  I picked it up a few weeks back.  In the Series 706 parts book attached to this post, it covers the 19-142 scoop that I have.

Ford Tractor Scoop 1.jpeg

Ford Tractor Scoop 2.jpeg

Ford Reversible Scoop - Series 706 - Master Parts Book.pdf

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T-Mo

And, I have deciphered the serial number on the engine block enough to know it’s a late 2N engine block. And with certain features the tractor itself is late ‘47 or early ‘48. Definitely not a ‘50 to ‘52.  Someone has changed out the timing cover, distributor, and cam to add the side distributor.  I would rather it was left alone as a front mount so the alternator could have been mounted on the right side and the oil filler tube would have been left alone and not smashed against the block to allow the alternator to be mounted on the left side.

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Zeek

Nice I love those and the Gold Jubilees. @T-MoWhat trailer brand is that and what is the GVWR? I'm going to get one at some point and yours is pretty nice. I like that it has the three ramps for smaller stuff.

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T-Mo

The trailer I ordered and picked up off the lot from Trailer Express in Sikeston, Missouri.  It's a TE18, 83 inches wide by 18 foot long.  Special things I had put on it when I ordered it, a third ramp for loading narrow front tractors, surge brakes so I can use any truck to tow with it, spare tire and spare tire mount, D-rings....and the rest was standard.  It's a 7500 lb GVWR trailer.  I had thought about ordering a 10,000 lb one, but I really didn't want to be towing that much, though my '99 F250 is certainly capable of handling it, but my '04 Dodge Ram with the 5 speed, not so much.  With the third ramp, I'm able to haul garden tractors, lawn tractors and zero turns (I have done it several times) and with the 18 foot length, I can get two good size garden tractors on it.

 

I would have love a Jubilee or any NAA, but those are harder to find in a decent price range that don't require a lot of work.  What would have been really nice is a Power Master 900 series Ford.

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Gregor

I always did like the looks of the N's. I thought if I ever had the room for a larger tractor, that's what it would be. :thumbs:

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RandyLittrell
On 7/29/2021 at 7:33 AM, T-Mo said:

The trailer I ordered and picked up off the lot from Trailer Express in Sikeston, Missouri.  It's a TE18, 83 inches wide by 18 foot long.  Special things I had put on it when I ordered it, a third ramp for loading narrow front tractors, surge brakes so I can use any truck to tow with it, spare tire and spare tire mount, D-rings....and the rest was standard.  It's a 7500 lb GVWR trailer.  I had thought about ordering a 10,000 lb one, but I really didn't want to be towing that much, though my '99 F250 is certainly capable of handling it, but my '04 Dodge Ram with the 5 speed, not so much.  With the third ramp, I'm able to haul garden tractors, lawn tractors and zero turns (I have done it several times) and with the 18 foot length, I can get two good size garden tractors on it.

 

I would have love a Jubilee or any NAA, but those are harder to find in a decent price range that don't require a lot of work.  What would have been really nice is a Power Master 900 series Ford.

 

 

 

My 18 footer has pretty much the same specs and I bought it in 1992, best money I ever spent!! I can still get more money out of it now than what I paid for it.

 

It looks really nice Terry! 

 

 

 

Randy

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Shed

Just picked this up myself side mount it was in the aaca museum friend bought from them and I got it from him so it's a nice little tractor doesn't run had 3 point problems all the normal 8n stuff

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