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Antique Ford Tractor: Ford 8N

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This tractor was produced between 1947 and 1952 and was the follow-on to the Ford 2N. Noticibly absent is the "Ferguson System" patch which was no longer displayed under the Ford oval (even though the tractor still used Harry Ferguson's three-point hitch). This resulted in a very large lawsuit. The Ford 8N is a very popular and collectible tractor.

Ford 8N Tractor


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Comments on this Tractor

Lois wrote on Thursday, September 12, 2013 (PDT):
  • My husband and I need instructions on how to change out the motor in our 1952 Ford 8N. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
    wade wrote on Thursday, June 13, 2013 (PDT):
  • i have installed points on my neighbors ford 8n its the new style bc the distributor is a side mount. i ialso installed a ignition coil an im pretty sure that b4 i removede the old one the positive terminal went to the points but just need verification of that any help would be nice i cant seem to get fire to the points. thanks
    dennis kemle wrote on Saturday, June 23, 2012 (PDT):
  • i have a 49 8n its tuned up new points, condensor,plugs it starts runs fine but not enough power to keep woods 306-3 finidh mower spinning what could it be i has over 90 psi compression thanks
    John MacEwan wrote on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 (PST):
  • I m helping my employer get her 8N running. No spark and compression is not that great. Any ideas It was converted to 12 volt and I am going to try a new coil and resistor. Is there anything else that I should look at The points are making and breaking and there is 12volts at the coil. Thanks in advance. She says it is a 1934 but I am going to look for the SN.
    Jim Davis wrote on Friday, September 03, 2010 (PDT):
  • What years or year was the 12 speed with 3 reverse gears offered on the 8N I know in 1952 because I used one on the farm and it was a dandy farm tool could pull anything you could keep the front end down with weight.
    derick wrote on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 (PDT):
  • My buddy has a 8n and it quit on him and won t start again saysbit has spark a fuel he even tried starting fluid won t start. I don t have the time to go out and c heck it out I wonder if weak spark or compression it could be several th ings any help would be appreciated
    April Banton wrote on Monday, April 12, 2010 (PDT):
  • My father in-law just purchased a miniature Ford 8N tractor not sure of year . I cannot find any information on it. Is there anywhere I can go to get info on it.
    Andy Barendregt wrote on Monday, March 29, 2010 (PDT):
  • Have 47 8n here with 3 point hitch anyone if i can put external hydrulicks on this baby And where do i hook in
    Perry Belcher wrote on Sunday, November 22, 2009 (PST):
  • I have a 8n ford that will not charge Battery need help with electrical any help is needed Thanks
    Melissa D-Strobel wrote on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 (PDT):
  • Our elderly neighbor just bought a 1952 or 3 Ford tractor with a Pitman sickle mower. He doesn t know how to hook it up to his tractor. Can somone enlighten me and I ll pass the how to along. Any help is needed and much appreciated. Thanks again, Missy
    Ben wrote on Sunday, August 23, 2009 (PDT):
  • Are the rims of the ZASI yellow or are they red. All of the pictures i have seen they were yellow
    Harold wrote on Saturday, August 22, 2009 (PDT):
  • How do I change clutch in 1948 8-N tractor
    curtis wrote on Sunday, June 07, 2009 (PDT):
  • I, brought a 1952 golden jubilee the man that i brought it from siad that it was ran with no oil so it kick the back piston out of the side block. iam going to restore it but were can find a starter for it ihave all other parts thank you
    waggy wrote on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 (PDT):
  • i have a 1951 8n they are wonderful tractors , i looked for 20 years and finally got one for my birthday , best birthday present i ever got , thanks hune .
    Danielle wrote on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 (PDT):
  • Does anyone have an restored 8N that is located in Northern California
    Earl Riley wrote on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PDT):
  • What should the cylinder compression be on a model 52 8N be
    dave jett wrote on Saturday, March 28, 2009 (PDT):
  • I am restoring my 51 8n but cannot find original paint scheme for all parts. Can anyone help or tell me were to find this info. THANKS
    Shawn T Hostler wrote on Monday, March 23, 2009 (PDT):
  • I m looking for a used 3 point hitch cement mixer for my 53 Jubilee within 150 miles of Morgantown,WV thanks
    Tahoya wrote on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 (PDT):
  • Beverly 1952 was the last year of the 8n look on the left side of the motor for the serial numbers it will start as 9n or 2n or 8n that will tell you what motor you have. Look at the shifter if it is a 3 speed it is an 9n if it is a 4 speed with reverse it is an 8n
    Tahoya wrote on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 (PDT):
  • Brendanj a guy out side of pella iowa West on 163 has a ford he wanted 2000.00 for it.
    Glenn E. Cox wrote on Thursday, June 05, 2008 (PDT):
  • I have owned one of these tractors since 1977 and use it nearly every day. It is very dependable and have had little have to fix maintence sence ownership.
    Beverly wrote on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 (PDT):
  • I trying to identify if I have a ford 1952 or 1954 ford 8n tractor.It belonged to my dad,who has past.Seems to have a 6 volt battery. There are two numbers on the right side of engine.F113,underneath that is 2NG6050. the body says 8N7008 that I found on the left side. Help I need to buy parts and unsure what year it is.Transmisson is marked F1488.It just wont turn over,the cranking is very slow.Is it common to have to buy batteries every year on these older tractors,coil was replaced one year ago.
    Brendanj wrote on Sunday, March 09, 2008 (PDT):
  • I live near glenwood Iowa and I m looking for an 8n for under 2000 and in running shape. Anybody
    John wrote on Friday, September 14, 2007 (PDT):
  • I just bought a 1948 8N with a sherman transmission. How does that high and low work Any help please email jwaitkus at wolcottps.org
    Russel Lueras wrote on Sunday, September 09, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have a 8n tractor. I was using it and it became stuck in 1st gear. I opened up the top and got it to nuetral. But even in nuetral you can push the tractor and it stops like it is trying to pop into gear. Or if you drive it it shifts gears fine but makes a loud clunking noise. Please HELP
    Ray B wrote on Sunday, June 24, 2007 (PDT):
  • WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO REMOVE THE HOOD ON A 1951 OR 1952 FORD TRACTOR...
    Jeffery T wrote on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have a 1948 8N for sale.She has a new clutch and pressure plate and ther hyds work great.
    Brad Meads wrote on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for rebuilt, or new, lifter cylinders for a Dearborn Loader model # 19-61, Any information will be appreciated.
    tracy wrote on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 (PDT):
  • I saw a 8n made into a sprayer with chane drive
    bill s. wrote on Sunday, August 27, 2006 (PDT):
  • i have an 8n and while cranking it the cam shaft moved sligtly foward and cracked the front engine cover. can smeone inform me on why&how ths happend.
    roy wimer wrote on Sunday, July 09, 2006 (PDT):
  • I was disking with the tractor, when suddenly it stop pulling as tho it was knock out of gear. The engine kept running. I tried to unhook the disk from tractor but the power lift would not work and pto does not work when engage
    tom dale wrote on Thursday, May 18, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have a 1947 and still use it. This summer I will convert it to 12 volt. I need attachments?
    Dan Frieden wrote on Friday, February 24, 2006 (PST):
  • I have the complete hitch assembly for a Ford rotary hoe. The Serial# I 897 Series# 407 Component# I3-I02. Just wondering if anyone could help me out.Any info. plus wondering what its worth price wise.Thanks-you Dan Frieden
    Mark Z wrote on Thursday, February 09, 2006 (PST):
  • I am rebuilding the engine in my 8N and the book that I have says that it makes no differance which way the connecting rod is installed on the crank. I would think that the bearing notches should go to the left or right side of the block instead of, it makes no differance. I may be wrong. If anyone has any info. please let me know.
    D. Campbell wrote on Monday, January 30, 2006 (PST):
  • My father owns a 1950 Ford 8N tractor, great working condition, and we're trying to estimate the value of it. Any ideas where to call or look. It's in working condition, what's its value? I think he paid $1,600 for it used, about ten years ago. Thanks for any help.
    James M. Williamson 111 wrote on Friday, January 20, 2006 (PST):
  • Looking to purchase 8N Tractor...I live in the State of Louisiana...any tractor in fair to good condition would be appreciated...not much of a mechanic thanks James
    BigA wrote on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 (PST):
  • Gary, according to tractordata.com your 8N would be a '48.
    ronnie j wrote on Saturday, January 14, 2006 (PST):
  • have an n flat head. how would i hook up water temp gauge and where does it connect to engine.thanx
    ronnie j wrote on Saturday, January 14, 2006 (PST):
  • have an n flat head. how would i hook up water temp gauge and where does it connect to engine.thanx
    Fred Alkons wrote on Thursday, December 29, 2005 (PST):
  • Does anyone know why a 1952 8N will keep zapping condensors?
    Gary Schwieger wrote on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 (PDT):
  • My question is ? Just purchased a Ford Tractor not sure of the year but would like some in put on it if possible. Serial 8N-50213 or 502I3 Please help me!
    Phil bender wrote on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 (PDT):
  • My Grandfather George Osterhaus of Plainfield Wisconsin bought a new Ford 8N and it reportedly was the second purchased in the state of Wisconsin. The first purchased (as family history goes) reportedly was awarded a trip to Hawaii. Does anyone have knowledge that this actually happened? Must have been 1947? Phil
    John Carter wrote on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 (PDT):
  • Hi all; I'm in the same boat as larry- I need to get that hood off to get to the points so this baby will fire up! It's a '49 8N and the points haven't been replaced in about 15 years since my grandfather died, and it hasn't run in probably 10 years now. I rebuilt the carburetor and did the rest of the tune up and replaced the battery, and it cranks and it sputters, but won't run. Did remove and clean and refill the fuel tank before I tried (of course- why rebuild a carb then ruin it again?) Points are about all I can think of at this point, and I have a set, but I can't get the hood to tilt- do I have to remove it, or is it stuck?
    kirk farris wrote on Thursday, June 16, 2005 (PDT):
  • How do I get my 1952 Ford 8N out of gear..very stuck...what is the trick? Please
    Pamela Parker wrote on Saturday, June 11, 2005 (PDT):
  • My husband recently pasted away,I really need to know a fair asking price on a breaking plow and a disc that he used with his 8n 1952 Ford tractor.
    Frank Attkisson wrote on Saturday, April 09, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a 1950 8n that was rebuilt last wummer. I have had to replace the bendix 5 or 6 times.......practically every month since then. Does anyone have an idea what I should be looking at? I read one suggestion to make sure there is no grease, dirt in the starter housing....anything else?
    jake wrote on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 (PST):
  • I need some help please email me I have a ford 8n tractor going up for sale what cost should be payed or expected great shape but wont start.
    Gerry Bord wrote on Thursday, February 17, 2005 (PST):
  • I own 1948 8n that my dad bought new. It has a over-under trans. which is stuck. Any ideas? Thanks.
    Ron wrote on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a 1924 Fordson total restoration, mint condition for sale. Over $11,000.00 spent. Looking for buyer. Ron pilot1_rb at yahoo.com
    larry hall wrote on Saturday, January 01, 2005 (PST):
  • Hi, I have acquired a Ford 8N tractor that has been parked for 30 plus years. Two questions; 1. Should I spray WD 40 (or some other lubricant) in each cylinder before I attempt to start it? 2. How do you "open" or remove the "hood"? Any tips for starting it will be helpful. Larry Leesville, South Carolina
    Yonder wrote on Monday, October 11, 2004 (PDT):
  • Herb; If your number is 8N195717 it is a 1949. I have a 1952 8N505193, one of the latest ones built. My front main bering is damaged--it didn't get enough oil for some reason. I wonder if I should take out the crank shaft and have it turned? I would also like to know why this one bering was not getting oil while everything else is just fine. If anyone can give me advice I would love it. Also I have an old Whites Avenger hydromatic garden tractor that I cannot find any information about it. Would like any information that I can get--please reply anyone--Thank you.
    Herb wrote on Saturday, October 09, 2004 (PDT):
  • Just scraped down to a number--NI957I7. (Could be 8N195717. The number was engraved by hand.) Is this a 1949 tractor? It's for sale!
    Dave Arnn wrote on Thursday, September 23, 2004 (PDT):
  • I recently purchased a 1951 8N and the gas tank needs replacing(rusted and leaking). Any suggestions on how to do this and what is the best option. New tank or fix old.
    VALTS GROSKOPFS wrote on Sunday, September 19, 2004 (PDT):
  • FOR SALE 1953FORD GOLDEN JUBILIE TRACTOR THAT HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO A 12 VOLT GREAT RUNNING CONDITION. IN ONARTIO CANADA.
    Dan C. Wiebe wrote on Thursday, September 09, 2004 (PDT):
  • Just restored a 1948 8N. Has a two speed rear end. Needs a bit of carburetor work, but starts well and is fun to drive and own.
    Kelly Harris wrote on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 (PDT):
  • Am looking for a 50-52 Ford 8N to restore and auction for my local united way. Need the tractor donated. IT IS A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION and a receipt will be given from united way. Location is Arkansas but I can probably set up transport from any surrounding state. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm just an average 8N owner that loves restoring them but doesn't have the money to get another to restore. I have all parts paint body work tires etc lined up to be donated from local businesses just need a tractor now. Thanks for any help
    GRegg McCann wrote on Saturday, July 31, 2004 (PDT):
  • I own a 1949 to-30 Ferguuson. the tractor is in good cond.I am working on it. it runs fine. but has leaked all thhe trans, rear end oil and hyddralic oil out of of it. i got it from my 99 year old uncle.motor runs good now has good and even comp..The shop manual I was told Says to to replace power lift unit with 80-90 wt. oil as well as trans fluid. It is the operating fluid for the entire system. I believe ! I should use hyd. fluid.for power lift unit but the 80or 90. would be used for trans. at rear end. but it seems the 80 wt, oil runs all though system. the tractor is all orignal.It has been garaged. since bought new any help on this. it has been parked in shed when not in use. has not been used. in years has done much terraceing in Maries co mo.many other implements with it also have ford flat head to restore or sell any help would be useful.but do't need smart ass answers.If youare found fooling with tractor at night you will be found there in morn.Thanks for helpful replys. Harry Ferguson did win lawsuit against ford On on triple hitch and and rear end weight transfer.Thanks Gregg McCann ferguson
    GRegg McCann wrote on Saturday, July 31, 2004 (PDT):
  • I own a 1949 to-30 Ferguuson. the tractor is in good cond.I am working on it. it runs fine. but has leaked all thhe trans, rear end oil and hyddralic oil out of of it. i got it from my 99 year old uncle.motor runs good now has good and even comp..The shop manual I was told Says to to replace power lift unit with 80-90 wt. oil as well as trans fluid. It is the operating fluid for the entire system. I believe ! I should use hyd. fluid.for power lift unit but the 80or 90. would be used for trans. at rear end. but it seems the 80 wt, oil runs all though system. the tractor is all orignal.It has been garaged. since bought new any help on this. it has been parked in shed when not in use. has not been used. in years has done much terraceing in Maries co mo.many other implements with it also have ford flat head to restore or sell any help would be useful.but do't need smart ass answers.If youare found fooling with tractor at night you will be found there in morn.Thanks for helpful replys. Harry Ferguson did win lawsuit against ford On on triple hitch and and rear end weight transfer.Thanks Gregg McCann ferguson
    Bill DuFour wrote on Monday, June 14, 2004 (PDT):
  • Does anyone know of or can tell me where I could get my hands on a front end loader for my 1951 8N?
    Dennis G. Allison wrote on Sunday, May 30, 2004 (PDT):
  • I also need the spring loaded pin that holds the Bush Hog shaft onto the PTO. Can anyone tell me where I can get one?
    Dennis G. Allison wrote on Friday, May 28, 2004 (PDT):
  • I purchased a 1949 8N as to the sellers knowledge, and It was converted to 12 volt but the ajuster rod that tightens the belt on the alternater will not tighten it up tight enough and it is attached to the front head bolt and I need a ajuster rod that will tighten it up so that I can get it to charge the battery, and if there is one where would I find it and would it attach to the front head bolt as well?
    Carlous Maynard wrote on Friday, May 21, 2004 (PDT):
  • I am needing to know the tork specifications for the head gasket on my 1952 Ford tractor. If anyone would have the information or could tell me where to look, I'd be most appreciative.
    Ana Terzaghi wrote on Monday, May 17, 2004 (PDT):
  • We live in Uruguay, south America. We have a 8N tractor. We would like to sell it, are there offers? It is almost all original parts.
    Langford Lloyd wrote on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 (PDT):
  • 8N Starter help! I'm a novice tractor mechanic and was surprised when I couldn't pull off the starter to get it rebuilt. Please offer how I to get the starter off. The bendix(?) won't allow it to come off. The shaft has a part on the opposite side of the ring gear. How do I go about it? Is there a relesae pin? Is there a good reference manual?
    Mike Arendt wrote on Friday, April 16, 2004 (PDT):
  • Just picked up a 8N left engine marker says A278 Any idea what year this might be? Also, I am looking for a brush hog, a log splitter(if I can see if this 8N has external hydrolic adaptors) Thanks
    John Craig wrote on Thursday, April 15, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have a 641 ford and need to replace the rear axil. Anyone have an idea what kind of a pain this is going to be to replace??
    glenn bryant wrote on Monday, November 24, 2003 (PST):
  • I have a 1947 8n, and would like to find a front end loader for it, or optionally plans for constructing same. Can anyone out there help? Thanks
    Deltafish wrote on Monday, October 20, 2003 (PDT):
  • Just bought a 1947 ford 8n. Sweet tractor in great shape. It has a front loader, and rear box scraper, both stock. Everything functions and the tractor starts on one one click. Love this little monster. It does need a new gas tank any suggestions?
    Scott wrote on Monday, October 13, 2003 (PDT):
  • I just bought my 1st tractor, it's a 1949 8n. I & my wife own a horse& goat farm in Pilot Mountain, NC. I will be using the tractor for scraping, bushoging that type of stuff. Can anyone give me advice on what sixe equipment to buy? The tractor uas restored in 2001, rebuilt engine, trans,brake, sterring,converted to 12 volt. Pretty much all new. I thinking we will have a ball with it. Thanks for the sight.
    Scott wrote on Monday, October 13, 2003 (PDT):
  • I just bought my 1st tractor, it's a 1949 8n. I & my wife own a horse& goat farm in Pilot Mountain, NC. I will be using the tractor for scraping, bushoging that type of stuff. Can anyone give me advice on what sixe equipment to buy? The tractor uas restored in 2001, rebuilt engine, trans,brake, sterring,converted to 12 volt. Pretty much all new. I thinking we will have a ball with it. Thanks for the sight.
    Fred Miller wrote on Saturday, September 06, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a Ford 8N, S/N128662. Can anyone tell me if there is an electronic ignition kit available? If so, where? I have already converted it to a 12V, neg. ground system. Any help would be welcome.
    Rick Smith wrote on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a Ford 8N that I just purchased. I found a serial # on the left side of the motor and was wondering if anyone knew what year model it is. The serial # is 8N439862. I would appreciate any feedback..
    Will Thompson wrote on Thursday, September 04, 2003 (PDT):
  • Looking for a complete hood in good condition for a Ferguson TO-30.
    B.J.Garigen wrote on Monday, June 30, 2003 (PDT):
  • Could someone out there tell me how much my 1948 8N weighs. I want to buy a trailer to transport it.
    LARRY DAVENPORT wrote on Saturday, May 31, 2003 (PDT):
  • LOOKING FOR SPRINGS CLIPS FOR GRILL SCREEN 8N FORD FARMING
    LARRY DAVENPORT wrote on Saturday, May 31, 2003 (PDT):
  • LOOKING FOR SPRINGS CLIPS FOR GRIL SCREEN 8N FORD
    Richie wrote on Friday, May 30, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have Ford 1952 8N Tractor and I would like to buy some accessories for it. Woods mower, auger etc. Everything seems to work accept when I push the clutch in it releases and lowers anything I have hanging behind it. I don't have a manual for it, there is a small lever that doesnt seem to work. Is that what locks the height? Would you have a manual for this tractor? If I can figure it out I would love to buy more things for it Thank You R.Ganns
    Louis Machado wrote on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a 8n, i'm looking for a par off tires where can i find te correct size for him, Any information would be appreciated, thanks.
    Mr Mallett wrote on Saturday, April 12, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a Ford 8n ser# *8N28768* is this right or not and I changed seal on hyd system and it still doesnt liftneed help
    Phil Davis wrote on Wednesday, April 09, 2003 (PDT):
  • As a youngster, I spent many hours on my dad's 8N. Although I have a 1900 diesel for work around the farm, I just couldn't resist and recently purchased a 51 model for restoration. It had the front bumper, headlights (working) rear work light and tail light, and good sheetmetal. Other than basic maintenance, ie, bushings and bearings, was in good condition. I'm am really looking forward to completing it and working an 8N again!
    Brad Goble wrote on Saturday, March 29, 2003 (PST):
  • Well i would like to find a ford 8n for sale that runs but needs abad paint job.
    Brad Goble wrote on Saturday, March 29, 2003 (PST):
  • Well i would like to find a ford 8n for sale that runs but needs abad paint job.
    Arthur B. Clark Georgia Southwestern State University wrote on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 (PST):
  • University has a 1949 8N that we would like to restore for the school's centennial in 1906. Looking for someone close to Americus Ga to restore it. Americus is located about 135 miles south of Atlanta, 65 miles east of Columbus and 45 miles north of Albany. Would really like to get started on the restoration. Please contact me if you can help.
    Landes Holbrook wrote on Friday, February 07, 2003 (PST):
  • I literally learned how to drive on my great grandfather's 1948 8N after we inherited his farm. I use to drive it around the block when my parents weren't home. Some how dad always knew I had taken it for a spin!
    john deere man wrote on Friday, January 10, 2003 (PST):
  • Ive got two of these they are pretty good tractors but im looking for a jubilee
    kyle wrote on Sunday, January 05, 2003 (PST):
  • my dad and uncles own a 1949 8n. We have alot of other tractors but my favorite is the 8n.
    Austin Mills wrote on Sunday, December 22, 2002 (PST):
  • Me and my dad got a 1953 8n. The hole alternater is waysted. We need a new bracket to hold it in place, The frame that holds it has a big crack threw it. But it funs , not very good but it runs.
    ray royal wrote on Sunday, November 03, 2002 (PST):
  • I am looking to buy an 8n or 9n ford tractor at a reasonable price, i live in northeast louisiana
    Bob Jones wrote on Friday, October 11, 2002 (PDT):
  • looking for a used plow 2 bottom-3point with coultures complete and reasonably priced. thanks Bob
    rick truelock wrote on Wednesday, October 09, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have 8n ford I allso bought frontend loader modle 19-21 Dearborn Dearborn Farmequipment. I need some parts like the pump'pins'ext
    John C. Perry wrote on Wednesday, September 18, 2002 (PDT):
  • I've inherited a 1950 Ford 8N tractor. I'd like to know where to go to get any implements for it. Such as a front loader, post-hole digger, etc. Anyone got any suggestions?
    joe wrote on Thursday, September 12, 2002 (PDT):
  • just finished restoring the paint on my 8n i bought in the spring, the tractor runs great ,smokes a little when given gas but the rings are a nother year. the problem is pto , the lower left connecting bar is leaking hydrolic fluid can this be fixed with out taking the casing appart.thanks joe...
    joe wrote on Thursday, September 12, 2002 (PDT):
  • just finished restoring the paint on my 8n i bought in the spring, the tractor runs great ,smokes a little when given gas but the rings are a nother year. the problem is pto , the lower left connecting bar is leaking hydrolic fluid can this be fixed with out taking the casing appart.thanks joe...
    Barry wrote on Saturday, August 31, 2002 (PDT):
  • I purchased a 8n that smokes all the time. What usually is the cause of blue smoke and how to fix? Also the rear hydraulics won't work with the clutch pushed in, is that normal? Thanks for your help
    D.G. Hargrove wrote on Saturday, July 06, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have a 1951 8n ford, the serial number reads on the side of the block 8N1209A. I know this sounds like a 1947 number, but what is the A for ? Thanks for any comments.
    Al swartz wrote on Tuesday, June 11, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have a 1947 8-N for sale It's in York co. Pa. SN# 8n150 Thinkin It's one of the first 150 made. some valve tap.askin 1700.00 PH 717-225-8863
    Allen Newman wrote on Friday, June 07, 2002 (PDT):
  • There Seems To Be A Lot Of Questions On Serial Numbers Out There. I Have A Service Manual And It Reads #'s As Follows ; 1947-#1, 1948- #37908, 1949- #141370, 1950- #245637, 1951- #343593, 1952- #442035. The Way This Reads Is The #1 Through The #37907 Is Made In 1947. The #37908 Through #141369 Was Made In 1948 And So On. Sure Do Hope This Will Help Some Of You. I Really Do Enjoy Reading The Comments.
    Ray Feijo wrote on Thursday, June 06, 2002 (PDT):
  • We have a 1949 8N tractor and I need to know how to adjust the sterring box. Any help or directions to find help would be appriciated.
    John Cher wrote on Friday, April 12, 2002 (PDT):
  • Hello! I have a BBIIGG question to ask. SSSOOOO Rose Flamant how do you look in a bathing suit? If you look good give me your # and I WILL call you. You sound like the perfect person for me. Oh and the answer to your question is the stick.
    Houe Seau wrote on Friday, April 12, 2002 (PDT):
  • Good Morning USA and Canada! What a beautiful day! I like tractors. BYE
    Rose Flamant wrote on Friday, April 12, 2002 (PDT):
  • hello I like to read your web site to find out the new different kinds of styels. Whats the diference between a 7N and the new 2N? at at at at
    jason schott wrote on Tuesday, April 09, 2002 (PDT):
  • Grandpa has a 8n that leaks oil out the right side of the back axle any idea of what i could do to fix the problem.
    wilbert jones wrote on Saturday, March 16, 2002 (PST):
  • I AM REWIRING MY 8N TRACTOR FROM A 6 VOLT TO A 12 VOLT & HAVIHG PROBLEMS .IAM NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE ELECTRIAL PART .WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HELP HELP.
    Ron Schropp wrote on Monday, March 11, 2002 (PST):
  • Heres my E-mail address. Also my phone# is 306-638-2220 Saskatchewan Canada
    ron schropp wrote on Monday, March 11, 2002 (PST):
  • I just bought a 8N tractor. 1947 serial # 104397. Came with front end loader. Its got a 3 speed transmision with a Sherman StepUp transmision. What I was wondering was, how many were made, also, are these the original parts... There are 8N markings in the casting of rear end and bell housing. I'm also looking for an adaptation kit(V8), provided by Funk Aircraft Company.
    jerry darrah wrote on Thursday, March 07, 2002 (PST):
  • yesterday i bought my first 8n tractor it is a 1947 serial # 283 it came with front loader bucket/forks and a box blade i am trying to find info on front loader can anyone help ?
    Don wrote on Thursday, February 28, 2002 (PST):
  • looking for a "Lift Assembly" for a Ford 8N tractor, Dearborn part # 192088. Any help I could get would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Norm Rozak wrote on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 (PST):
  • When my father retired from farming in northern WI., he had an auction in 1999. He gave me his 1949 original 8n. We sold the saw rig, plow, disc, corn planter, haymower, and jack stands, all came with the tractor. Couldn't you just kick yourself in the shorts! Doesn't matter. It'll always be his tractor, cause he used it for over 50 years. Now I use it and it runs great. He thinks he paid $1300 for this stuff new. I've gotten some good deals in my life, one was my father,the other is his 8n ford. ;)
    Darren Elliott wrote on Monday, October 22, 2001 (PDT):
  • I love our '52(??) 8n. i like it so much i made a webpage about it www.geocities.com/dman4ski/index.html
    TONY S. wrote on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 (PDT):
  • TO ALL WHO NEED PARTS I HAVE A 1994 CATALOG FROM A COMPANY CALLED CT FARM&FAMILY DesMoines,IA 1800-247-7508 or 1800-0128 THIS MAY BE YOUR ANSWER.
    gervais poirier wrote on Friday, August 24, 2001 (PDT):
  • j'ai a vendre un tracteur ford 8n 1947 en parfait etat.si interesser.communiquer avec moi.
    TOM wrote on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 (PDT):
  • I bought a 52 8N. I started to overhaul engine but the block had old damage that is not repairable. I,m in need of a used block! Do you know where I might find one? Thanks
    C Thompson wrote on Monday, August 20, 2001 (PDT):
  • I've got a '48 8N that I use daily. I'm looking for comments from anyone who has any experience with the Sherman transmission kit. Is it worthwhile? Installation looks fairly straight forward. Is that right?
    Bill wrote on Sunday, July 29, 2001 (PDT):
  • Where is the cut out relay on my Ford 8N.
    Michael Harper wrote on Friday, July 06, 2001 (PDT):
  • I recently purchased by first tractor, a 52 Ford 8N. I look forward to restoring it and getting out in my acres and shredding instead of paying to do so.
    lgoldstein wrote on Sunday, July 01, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a 52 Ford 8N. I use it on a reqular basis. The other day when I went to start it all I heard was a spinning sound like the started motor was not engaging. I Reworked the starter motor and reinstalled. Now when I push the starte switch there is no sound at all. Some one told me my battery must be low. I recharged but no change . I do have lights but the starte does not make any noise at all. When I push the starter solinoid by hand I hear a click but nothing else. Can any one tell me what ro do next. Thanks Len G
    Pat Brophy wrote on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a ford model 850 #26212 can anybody tell me the year this was built.
    STEVEN HUNTINGTON wrote on Sunday, June 03, 2001 (PDT):
  • I JUST RECENTELY PURCHASED MY FIRST TRACTOR A 1950 FORD 8N, I GAVE 2,000, THIS LAST WINTER IT WAS OVERHAULD. I TOOK IT TO MY SHOP AND STRIPPED EVERYTHING DOWN AND PAINTED,FIXED EVERYTHING MECHANICAL. I USE IT TO BRUSHHOG MY LAND.
    Dan wrote on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 (PDT):
  • My grandfather had an 8N that he gave to my father. I learned to drive on this little tractor. We would drag fire wood in each year, and I have yet to see another tractor that will pull such a load for its size. Many times we would steer with the brakes because the front tires were barely on the ground. We found/manufactured steel wheels for it (that I now use on another tractor) and after putting in a radiator guard, and attaching a 5 foot bush hog, it would mow down anything smaller than your wrist. I LOVED that little tractor!
    christopher j izzo wrote on Saturday, April 07, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a 1951 8nB,with a loader .On the left sid of tractor belly there is a hole,about 1.25 in in diameter.It looke original, but had no plug or cover.Could you tell me what this hole is for?
    aaron wrote on Tuesday, March 20, 2001 (PST):
  • I HAVE A FORD 8N AND IT HAS A KNOCK. FROM TALKING TO FRIENDS IT SOUNDS LIKE ITS GOING TO BE THE ROD BEARINGS. I WAS HOPING THAT YOU COULD CHANGE THEM OUT BY JUST REMOVING THE OIL PAN. DOES ANYONE KNOW? WHAT ABOUGHT IF THE CRANK NEEDS TO COME OUT? ANY ADVICE WOULD BE GREATLK APPRICIATED.
    Ken Sanders wrote on Sunday, March 18, 2001 (PST):
  • I have an 8n ford front distributer model that I am trying to find out the capacity of the rear hydraulics system and the type of fluid used in it.
    cruise wrote on Saturday, November 11, 2000 (PST):
  • where do i find a good pic of a 501
    Bob Potter wrote on Sunday, October 29, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a 8 N, how do I get the entire hood off so I can paint it? And How do I get the grill off? thanks for any help.
    Dan Osbern wrote on Sunday, October 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 1947 8N tractor, and I love it! I am going to start restoring it this winter. I was thinking about changing it over to a 12 volt system is there any advantage in this change. My tractor is still has a 6 volt system and it works great. Other than the leaking seals in the back wheels and no brakes, it runs great. I use it for brush hogging, finish mowing, box blading and I even have a scoop for the three point and a boom pole. Its a little work horse, I don't know what I'd do with out it. Any info on the 12 volt system would be a great help. Thanks Dan
    Lou Grossi wrote on Thursday, September 28, 2000 (PDT):
  • I'm having a problem similar to Ron's. I'm trying to get an upper lift arm repaired but for the life of me I can't get it off. Any suggestions?
    Rolly Patterson wrote on Thursday, September 28, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am interest in learning about Older Ford Tractors, 8n 9n & then the next few models. Maybe 50' thru 60's Can you give me some help, books, sites etc. Thank You
    Wild Bill wrote on Monday, September 25, 2000 (PDT):
  • My stupid-head brother tried to jump start my 8n the other day with his truck. Well, i guess it didnt work and now i cant get it started. What would have gotten fried in the idiotic process that i can fix to get it going..I need to get my pumpkins to the farmstand!!!
    Curtis Akridge wrote on Saturday, September 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for a for 8N tractor in the area of south GA I need it do to light yard work Price must be under $2000 w/attachments
    Ron Mogle wrote on Sunday, September 10, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have leaking intake-exhaust manifold gasket and need to take it off. Is thee a secret to taking off the nuts that hold it on? I know they have been on there for 50 years and I don't want to break the studs in the head off. Thanks to anybody that might have a suggestion. I have been spraying them for a couple of days with W-D 40 and Knock Loose.
    charlie wrote on Thursday, August 10, 2000 (PDT):
  • Ronnie Trafficano - Your post hole digger will wear out before your 8N will.
    Ronnie Trafficano wrote on Wednesday, July 26, 2000 (PDT):
  • I need to dig post holes. Would a 8n work with a post hole digger hooked up to its PTO?
    jeanine joelson wrote on Sunday, July 23, 2000 (PDT):
  • My husband is wanting to find out the type and weight of the original oil in the hydraulic system of a 1948 8N tractor? Can anyone help him with that? Thanks.
    Ben Ramsey wrote on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have an 8N Ford. It was given to me by my grandfather. It is a very handy tractor but it smokes a sufficient amount. I use it for a lot of stuff. I love the little thing.
    Edward F. Nester wrote on Monday, July 17, 2000 (PDT):
  • I just bought an 8N just to have something to work with. Love the tractor but I'm having a few problems. Would appreciate any help. I have no brakes on the right side and the PTO shaft leaks fluid.
    magoo wrote on Monday, July 17, 2000 (PDT):
  • my 8n 3point works only with the position control lever in the vertical position,dead when in the down position.what do i look for to fix this problem? thanx for your help.
    Ronnie Deckelman wrote on Sunday, July 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • I recently purchased a 1951 Ford 8N tractor. It seems to have a part missing but I'm not sure. On the right side hood at the air breather all it has is a cover with a hole. I need to know if something is supposed to go into the breather.
    Judy Boles wrote on Sunday, July 09, 2000 (PDT):
  • What are the best references on the history, capabilities, and operation of the 8N and 9N tractors?
    Lisa Cox wrote on Saturday, July 08, 2000 (PDT):
  • Looking for a good fuel tank for 8n
    GREG GATTERMEYER wrote on Friday, July 07, 2000 (PDT):
  • Typo---E-mail-g_gattermeyer at Yahoo.com e-mail me any time!!!!!!!!
    chris mason wrote on Friday, July 07, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking for an Allis Chalmers single front axil tractor. It must be bigger than an A-C 204f. Price? up to $22,250? The condition must be fair and it must run. If it has a BC493K front loader that would be grate. The PTO MUST work!!!!!!!I am also willing to trade a mint condition Ford 8n funk converted general porpose tracter,plus chash!
    Greg Gattermeyer wrote on Thursday, July 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • My dad and I are looking for an old,compact tractor,preferily a Ford 8n. We don't care what shape it is, as long as it runs. If you can help me e-mail me at g-gattermeyer at yahoo!.com
    Dave wrote on Tuesday, July 04, 2000 (PDT):
  • What is the best way to tell the difference between an 8n and 9n.
    John Bishop wrote on Monday, June 26, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have an 8n tractor and the brakes are completely useless. What should I do or where could I find brakes for my tractor? It is very dangerous to run because when I say no brakes I mean no brakes at all! Other than the breaks the Ford 8n tractor is the best I have ever owned!
    Jon wrote on Saturday, June 10, 2000 (PDT):
  • My Dad has an 8N and the 3pt hitch is not working properly. It will lift lighter implements such as the mower. But it will not lift the rake. We have had the pump apart and it seems to be ok. Any suggestions?
    Casey McVea wrote on Monday, May 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • My grandfather was the original owner of an 8N (1952). He used it from 1952-1978 as his farm tractor. The tractor then sat disassembled in a barn for 12 years. My brother recently reassembled and restored the tractor; last week the tractor was submerged in a river in an accident. We towed it out, drained the fluids, replaced them, and it fired on the first try. Why don't they build machines like this anymore? (Don't answer that, I think that we all know the reason.)
    adam wrote on Thursday, May 18, 2000 (PDT):
  • will sell or trade b modle allis chambler 1100 cash or trade for good other tractor it is 90% restored
    Roy J. Maricle ll wrote on Tuesday, May 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • Comments; I like you web site! Questtion; How could I find a Ford N-8 or N-9 tractor to buy? (A unrestored tractor)
    JOHN R. CARLSON wrote on Thursday, May 11, 2000 (PDT):
  • I HAVE A FORD 8N TRACTOR MADE IN JAN. 1948. YOU CAN FIND OUT WHEN YOUR TRACTOR WAS MADE BY LOOKING ON THE REAR AXLE HOUSING. IT WILL BE STAMPED. MY TRACTOR WAS LEFT TO ME BY THE GREATEST MAN I'VE EVER KNOWN. MY GRANDFATHER WHO WAS THE ORIGINAL OWNER. I JUST HAD A TOTAL REBUILD ON THE ENGINE. MY GOAL IS A TOTAL RESTORATION. THANKS AND GOD BLESS
    Sten Söderblom wrote on Saturday, May 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 1949 FORD 8NAN. I have problems with jamming valves which makes the tractor very difficult to start. What could be the reason? By the way I am always using normal unleeded petrol never kerosene. Should the hydraulic be noicy ( say klick klick ) when overloaded? Where could I find drawings for hydraulic equipment + a suitable trailer to carry logs, sand etc. etc. I have once seen a hand brake installed on a 8NA. It was linked to the foot brake. Very practical, the lever was on the right side on top of the gear box. Is this original equipment or someone who got enough of finding the very small, from time to time, not releasing mechanism on the right and the left side down there somewhere? You recognise the problem? Kind Regards Sten
    Orley Sinkler wrote on Friday, April 21, 2000 (PDT):
  • wanting to find out what the maximum lifting weight is on the 3 pt drawbar on the N's.
    John Lambert wrote on Sunday, April 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • Andrew Gazdecki, the Serial Number tag on the left side of the engine can be hard to read. If the numbers can't be read with the eye, you can brush on a mild sulfuric acid to melt away what's hiding the number. Even if it's been ground off a little this'll usually make it ledgible. Stand by with a water hose though to neutralize the acid. This is the same process we used to raise serial number from weapons when I was in law enforcement. www.wb4uds.org/jlambert
    Mike Trentham wrote on Saturday, April 08, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 8n Ford serial # 8n 37558 which I understand is a 1951. It is used every year to rake hay and pull a 5ft finishing mower to mow the yard. metal work good runs great but needs paint. what would the price range be for this tractor.
    Steve Martin wrote on Friday, April 07, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have just about finished total restoration, hood and fenders left to paint, but I have drove it around. I want to tap into the hydraulics for a future Loader or log spliter. There must be another site here showing all the implaments, I think they even had a cement mixer on three point hitch, boy wouldn't that be nice.
    MEL MALLEY wrote on Thursday, April 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • I'VE JUST PURCHASED AN 8N TRACTOR I BELIEVE IT IS A 1947, PRETTY GOOD CONDITION, BUT IT LEAKES OIL ON THE LEFT SIDE. ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET A SEAL??
    Michael Petri wrote on Monday, March 20, 2000 (PST):
  • I have inherited what I believe to be a 1956 8N. The only paperwork I found shows the identification number as A208? Any help in identifying this tractor or the value of it?
    John Patterson wrote on Tuesday, March 14, 2000 (PST):
  • I just bought a 1948 8n tractor. It has a busted tooth on one of the gears in the trans. Any help on fixing this would be great (photos manuals ideas suggestions or help in any way) thanks
    Dave Pozorski wrote on Friday, March 10, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a Ford 8n with a transmission or clutch problem. Engaging the clutch to shift gears doesn't stop the gears from turning. Have been told that it might just be that one of the fingers of the clutch plate broke off. This would still have preasure on the clutch petel, but wouldn't stop the transmission. Anyone with the problem before?
    Robert Cox wrote on Wednesday, March 01, 2000 (PST):
  • My father purchased a new 8N in 1952. I would have been 12 at the time and spent many hours on the tractor during my teens. The tractor has been overhauled several times and is still owned and used by my father. I also purchased a 1952 8N in 1974 and have used it since, but not so much. It had only 1500 hours when purchased and was overhauled at the time. It now has roughly 2200 hours and still runs great. I have fond memories of the 8N.
    Richard Davis/Terra Davis wrote on Sunday, February 20, 2000 (PST):
  • I just purchases an 8N-4 cylinder tractor and have been lookingfor implements. Can you help me out with this. The only implement that I have is a back blade. It has a three point and a PTO. Thank you for your help.
    Travis Mann wrote on Monday, February 14, 2000 (PST):
  • I am looking for an 8N of any condition or any year. I plan to make this my first tractor, and would like help finding one Thanks.
    N Chance wrote on Monday, February 07, 2000 (PST):
  • I recently inherited a ford tractor that was my father's. I was told that is was an 8N but I've found a # on the motor that says 9N. How will I know for sure what it is? I also need info. on cleaning up the inside of the gas tank. The tractor sat for 7 years untouched so now the tank has rust in it. A new one is quite pricey. It there a way to clean or coat the inside? The tractor runs great to have sat for so many years. I'm just having trouble with the rust in the tank. Also, what is the original color on the 8N? This one is painted blue and gray but you can see red where the blue is chipping off.
    jimmy dean wrote on Thursday, February 03, 2000 (PST):
  • i would like to find a repair manual for an 8-n
    Terrance Ketterling wrote on Thursday, February 03, 2000 (PST):
  • Just purchased a 1951 Ford 8N at an auction this last summer . It seems to be in excellent shape, new paint job in the last couple years. Paid $5,000. for it. I think we paid too much for it, but you know how auctions go! May trade it some day for a JD. Can't get the green out of my blood!
    Marc Emerson wrote on Monday, January 31, 2000 (PST):
  • I'm trying to install a water temp guage to my 51 8N. Anyone know how or where to connect sender to the engine. I can find no place where this can be done. Do I drill and tap a hole if so, where? I'd appreciate any information I can get on this.
    Jennifer Loving wrote on Friday, January 21, 2000 (PST):
  • Does anyone know anything about the Ford Avery? My father bought one and restored it. He took it to many shows before he passed away this past June. My mother still has it and will keep it. He also restore many 8N Fords. Just wanted to know of othr people that have knowledge about the Ford Avery.
    Hank Decker wrote on Tuesday, January 18, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a 1948 Ford 8N which never ceases to amaze me in its performance beyond my expectations. I have acquired a loader which I was told can go on the front of the tractor, but it needs the hardware necessary to actually attach it to the front and rear axles. It looks to be a Deerborn model 19, but I don't know for certain. A brief description; a tube structure that seconds as the hydralic reservoir for the pump, which is drive off the front of the tractor. There are three holes in a bracket that do not line up with anything on the front of the tractor and the back part of the frame work (that part that would be closest to the driver's seat) has an open ended box-like structure with a hole on the inside of the box. The box would be open towards the ground when mounted on the tractor. Can someone tell me where I might get the hardware to affix the loader to the tractor? I was told I will have to remove the fenders of the tractor first if that helps. Thanks.
    Bruce Childress wrote on Monday, January 17, 2000 (PST):
  • I would like to install external hydraulics on my 8n ford.Can anyone tell where to find ifo. and parts to do the job?
    Peter wrote on Sunday, January 16, 2000 (PST):
  • I a have a 8N tractor for sale to settle an estate. I also have some antique horse drawn John Deere equipment, ( planter, breaking plow and grain drill)
    Peter wrote on Sunday, January 16, 2000 (PST):
  • I a have a 8N tractor for sale to settle an estate. I also have some antique horse drawn John Deere equipment, ( planter, breaking plow and grain drill)
    rick ouellette wrote on Thursday, January 13, 2000 (PST):
  • me and my dad own a 8n we need the top piece that covers the engine
    PETER M. LINDAHL wrote on Monday, January 10, 2000 (PST):
  • hanks jon for your help I was wondering about the flywheel and clutch plate. The starter that I anm trying to use is a G.M. type. Do you know what type of bendix they used? Pete
    RICHARD A. DOOLEY wrote on Saturday, January 08, 2000 (PST):
  • PRESENTLY OWN A 641, AND WOULD LIKE TO ADD A FRONT LOADER. ALREADY HAVE SEPERATE PUMP AND CONTROLS,WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD CHOICE FOR LIGHT DUTY WORK?
    Ted McCrary wrote on Friday, January 07, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a 1948 8N, completely restored, body and engine, The only thing missing is a front bumper. Anybody know where I can find an orginal and the cost?
    Lewis Drewery wrote on Thursday, January 06, 2000 (PST):
  • I have ford 8Ns for sale and I am also looking to buy tractors running or not
    Bruce Bobo, Jr. wrote on Monday, January 03, 2000 (PST):
  • There has been a 8N (I think) in the family since childhood. Now it is sitting and rotting. I have decided to make it my pet project this year. I could use any information i.e. where to get parts, manuals, advice.
    Harlan Clark wrote on Saturday, December 18, 1999 (PST):
  • I recently purchased a late '49 8N that I would like to add original tract-o-lite headlights to as well as replace the air cleaner assembly (under the hood). Does anyone know a good web site for original parts? Thanks for this site!!!
    Jim Davidson wrote on Monday, December 13, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a Ford 8N and am going to build a temporary mount for a belt driven generator. I'm not sure of the rear PTO speed. My best count is from 350 RPM at idle speed to 650 at top speed. Am I in the ballpark? Thanks
    Hanes wrote on Saturday, December 04, 1999 (PST):
  • Any secondhand Ford5000, 6600 , 6610 for sale? But make it cheap.
    Charles Draper wrote on Sunday, November 14, 1999 (PST):
  • 8N for sale, good condition.
    Tom Opest wrote on Monday, November 08, 1999 (PST):
  • Replacing the fan belt on 8N with a Wagner front loader. Front PTO loader shaft is in the way. Anyone know how to remove this shaft from engine main pulley? Thanks much!
    pete chandler wrote on Monday, November 08, 1999 (PST):
  • trying to align my front wheels...1948 8N...manual mentions align marks on the front spindle, where are they and with what do they align. thanks for any help
    kimsey rutland wrote on Friday, November 05, 1999 (PST):
  • Did this tractor have a peg or stationery draw bar? If so,where can I get one.
    quail wrote on Sunday, October 24, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have a l946 model B John Deere Tractor in excellent condition it has John Deere in cast iron in rearend and would like to Trade for 8N Ford tractor in good shape
    John Niekamp wrote on Monday, October 18, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have a 1948 8N and I have restored back to original as can be expected. The tractor runs and looks like new (started right off the bat at minus 20F.) but I did had some problems with the 3 pt hitch last winter when it got cold out about 30 degrees I decided to put my rear blade on it and the draw bar links would not go up or down due to the old probabaly the original oil in the tranmission system. What is the cause for this is they oil to thick or is there some problem the hydro? It worked great this summer but winter is quickly approaching. What oil should be used? and what volcity?
    rick clyatt wrote on Sunday, October 10, 1999 (PDT):
  • I am looking at a Ford Model 600, is this tractor also known as a NNA and what year. Is as reliable as the 8N or should I look for an 8N instead.
    John Frick wrote on Sunday, October 10, 1999 (PDT):
  • I would like to find an 8N or Jubilee in excellent working condition, preferably with some working attachments, to help me with light farming and land maintenance. I also love to look at 'em!
    Brian wrote on Monday, October 04, 1999 (PDT):
  • Rick, If I¸m not mistaken, serial# *8N225324* is a 1949, not a 1950 like you said. According to my info, 1949 starts at *8N141370* and 1950 starts at *8N245637.
    STEVE LEWIS wrote on Saturday, September 18, 1999 (PDT):
  • I,Have 601 work master. I want to convert 6 volt to 12 volt.I know GEN AND BATT.But thats all I know can you help?
    Joel shackelford wrote on Monday, September 06, 1999 (PDT):
  • I would like to trade a 1951 M-38 military jeep for an 8N tractor. If interested call joey at (870)856-3330 or e-mail me at the above address. Thanks, Joey
    Miguel J. Atucha wrote on Saturday, September 04, 1999 (PDT):
  • Sirs; I would like to know which is the type and number of the front tires in the tractor pictured here. I am using 19 X 400 in my tractors and would like to purchase wider front tires if available.I'll apreciate your help, Sincerely M.J.Atucha
    Daniel King wrote on Thursday, August 12, 1999 (PDT):
  • Does any body heve any good addresses on the 8N tractors and parts. And how the set up is for a snow plow.
    Mark Murphy wrote on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 (PDT):
  • I am looking for information maybe shop drawings for an "over and under"drive on an 8N tractor any help would be appreciated.
    jeff scogin wrote on Saturday, August 07, 1999 (PDT):
  • i am looking for an 8N in fair to excelent condition and under 2000$ w/ some attachments
    Ronnie Deatherage wrote on Saturday, July 31, 1999 (PDT):
  • I am in need of the pin and assembly that fits under the fender of an 8n ford where the 3 point stablizers attach. I am not sure what they are called. Both sides are missing on my 8N. This piece bolts onto the rear axle under the fender using the fender bolts.
    Steve Robbins wrote on Sunday, July 25, 1999 (PDT):
  • I am trying buy what is supposed to be a 1952 8N from my neighbor. However, the serial number has the 8N, then a small B 270. Does this make any sense? Is this a very early 1947, not a 1952?
    JEFF wrote on Saturday, July 24, 1999 (PDT):
  • Mike, Central Tractor out of Iowa sells used sheetmetal & a lot of other parts. Pretty good prices.1-888-8CT-FARM. I've ordered from them before & am about to again. I think they're pretty fair on their prices.
    Don M wrote on Friday, July 23, 1999 (PDT):
  • I just bought a ford 1948 8n tractor and looking for a set of chains for the winter. JUST THINK OF THE STORIES THESE MACHINES COULD TELL US OF THE PAST.
    mike wrote on Sunday, July 18, 1999 (PDT):
  • I recently bought a Ford 1952 8n tractor, and I am restoring it. It had some parts stolen off of it; the hood, battery tray, radiator, and carborator. It only had eighteen hundred hours on the proof meter. I am form Michigan, and it is hard to find good (not rusted out) parts. Does you know anyone who sells original parts? Note; Not new parts.
    Jonas Hastings wrote on Friday, July 16, 1999 (PDT):
  • To answer Dale Donohue question,that is not the serial number . The serial number is found on the left side of the engine ona plate.The nubers might not show up be cause of dirt so you might have to clean that area off.
    Gilbert R. Bossé wrote on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have an Ford 8N, serial #8N-247637 that's been in the family for nearly 40 years, but I don't have any time to play with it. Anyone interested?
    David Tillman wrote on Sunday, July 11, 1999 (PDT):
  • I just bought my first '49 8N for light yard work. I have 2 questions. Do you know where I could get wider front rims so that I could install lawn tires? When I was picking up my 8N, the man also "threw in" one of the original jacks that hooks up to the 3 point hitch. Do you know how much the jack is worth? Thanks for the help. David
    bob van natta wrote on Friday, July 02, 1999 (PDT):
  • josh try loosing one of the hose conections to bleed the air out of the system. once you get fluid out of the conectin tighten it back down anb it should work. did on mine anyway.
    josh galdston wrote on Wednesday, June 30, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have a 1951 Ford 8N with a front bucket loader. Unfortunately I am unable to get the loader to work. The pump was recently rebuilt and the hoses appear to be fine. There is plenty of hydraulic fluid in the resevoir; the first thing I did was to toppe it off. The system strains when I attempt to engage it, but the the cylinders just don't move. Does anyone have any thoughts on the subject? Thanks
    mike anderson wrote on Monday, June 21, 1999 (PDT):
  • i have recently purchased a ford 8n. it was mfg 9/24/47 and seems to be in great shape.i can't quite make out the serial # on the block any hints on bringing it out. also any help on the umbrella besides blue. what fun!
    Mic Adams Holt, Fl. wrote on Wednesday, June 16, 1999 (PDT):
  • Andrew,try yesterdays tractors using LYCOS web site they have many parts for 8N also other connecttions for manuals,engines,trans.,ect.
    Duane Durand wrote on Saturday, June 12, 1999 (PDT):
  • My father and I have restored between 35-40 9n,8n tractors.We've been enjoying restoring for 25 years.In that time I've learned a good deal about these great machines,not to mention finding a great friend in my Dad.I hope that all of you out there will find as much pleasure as we have!!If I can help anyone send E-Mail.Between my Dad and I I"m sure we answer a few questions. Thanks for this great site!!
    chris steffani wrote on Friday, June 04, 1999 (PDT):
  • Does anyone know if a 52 ford 8n has an auxilary hydralic ouput capability?
    Rick Cline wrote on Monday, May 24, 1999 (PDT):
  • I recently purchased an 8N in very good condition, still in it's original 6-volt configuration. The serial number, as best as I can determine, is NJ279 8N D. Does anyone know how to tell the manufactured date of this model?
    Jake wrote on Thursday, May 20, 1999 (PDT):
  • I recently bought a 8N, I was on the internet wondering if I could find parts, and then I found this web sight! It has been a great help. I restore old Chevrolets and there is quite a lot of reproduction parts for them, but I didn't now there was this much for old tractors. Well, I guess I know now and I'm sure I'll be ordering many parts from you in the future! THANKS
    bob tj wrote on Saturday, May 15, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have 8n tractor, I have a rake that needs the teeth or fingers, but I don't know where I can get them. If anybody knows where I could maybe find them and other parts please help me
    Jerry Malone wrote on Wednesday, April 28, 1999 (PDT):
  • I'm looking at an 8N for sale, and the oil pressure reads about 20 psi. Is this too low? Any information would be appreciated.
    dennis jones wrote on Wednesday, April 21, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have an 8N 6 cylinder funk conversion all original parts but needs restoring .someone told me it is quite rare and I don't have the time to restore it myself.Any ideas as to what it might be worth ? Your comments would be appreciated.
    KP wrote on Saturday, April 17, 1999 (PDT):
  • Dale, the serial number for your 8N can be found on the left-hand side of the engine. It should start with an "8N". If it is an 8N that has had the engine swapped out with a 9N, the serial number may start with "9N". If your engine is dirty you might have to do a little cleaning to find the serial number.
    DALE DONOHUE wrote on Friday, April 16, 1999 (PDT):
  • We purchased an 8N tractor and believe we found the serial # 2SHJ18, this was on the transmission. But I can not find this number anywhere. If someone can tell me if this is the serial #, or where I might find other indentification. We would like to know the year. Thank You
    Andrew Gazdecki wrote on Wednesday, April 14, 1999 (PDT):
  • I just bought an 8N a few weeks ago. I believe it is a 1948 model, but I cannot read the serial number. Is there any other way to identify the year of manufacture of this tractor? Also, is there a web site that lists swap meets/auctions/old-time farm shows and the like? I would like to look around for parts (original type) for my 8N. Thanks.


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