The operator was now required to have the tractor transmission in neutral before the button could be depressed. You will find out if the car was ever stolen if it got into any accidents, everything about its engine, body type and the equipment. But this one has frost plugs on the side, and I know the 1939 9n's originally did not. I can't tell you when those changes actually occurred. The stripped-down steel-wheel version was produced in very small quantities for just a few months before Ford was allowed to return to the pre-war specifications for tractors. If not, why would you buy a non-running tractor unless it was free or cheap? Do you have an alternator? This is a slightly later engine block.
The 172 cubic inch gas or diesel engined 801 and 901 were known as the Powermaster tractors. The exact information available would depend on the dealer and brand, and what they are willing to release to you. The hood had a screened air intake on the right rear side and the Ford script was embossed into the hood sides. However, if you spot an error please use our to let us know. An oil line was added to the governor for better lubrication on later models. Other items included parts borrowed from Ford cars and trucks.
If you tractor was built around 1990 or later you may be able to have a dealer run the serial number. The serial number plate might be lost. At serial number 356950 the engine exhaust valves were to changed to the free rotating type and the valve lifters were changed to the adjustable type. This is of course not an original 8N, it is my 1952. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. The following symbols as C, F, P, V represent a two-door coupe, a sedan with 4 doors, pickup truck and van respectively.
At serial number 158162 the cylinder head studs were replaced by bolts. Other details that don't make sense prevent us some assuming 100% reliability in these statistics. The majority of casting part numbers have 9 digits within 3 different groups and the first digit is the start of the part number. Horsepower increased across the line and the color schemes were changed. The 9 was for the year, 1939, and N was Ford's designation for tractor.
Someone else may know for sure. Unfortunately, the release of the Select-O-Speed occurred before all the bugs were worked out of the transmission and it soon developed a bad reputation as being troublesome and unreliable. Researching Ford tractor serial numbers is very frustrating. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, product names and logos appearing on the site are the property of their respective owners. The screw-on pto cap cover was made of cast iron. The newer cars have 17 characters.
Look for a flat spot in the casting a few inches back from the oil filter, just below the cylinder head. The list only shows the number from the first tractor built in each year. For 1952 and 53 models the number was on a plate mounted on the right front door pillar post below the upper hinge opening. There were some notable changes in '49. If you're lucky you may be able to trace it back to the original buyer and the original dealer. Most 8N serial numbers will also have these star symbols.
I'm a bit skeptical of one that high. But if we are talking about a two-door compact estate, the fourth position will show the symbols D or W. You cannot find the exact date of construction, original dealer, or previous owners. The ignition key moved to the left upper side of the steering column. The 2N tractors again could be built with starters and batteries and rubber tires. All the chrome plating previously found on the 9N tractors disappeared and those items were now painted.
Every buyer must check Ford car history before getting a car loan or credit. It is a resource and a community of people who refuse to let our agricultural heritage disappear. We will attempt to list some, but certainly not all, of the noticeable changes made to each of the models throughout the years. Find out who they bought it from. Locate the serial number imprinted on the Ford 8N tractor.