8n, 9n, and 2n owners

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Soundguy

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How many *N owners do we have here.

I have an 8n, and wasn't aware of the big differences in the machines. Before i owned one.. they all looked pretty much alike, and i wouldn't be able to tell one from another.. But now i see that the differences aren't so subtle..... For instance.. I did'nt realize that many 2/9n's didn't have running boards...so.. where do you guys put yer feet?

Soundguy
 
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s1120

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The 9n I just looked at had foot pegs. I thought it was a little strange.
 
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8NTX

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Guess you can tell by my handle that I am an 8N owner. Not that I don't aspire to own a little orange 4WD with FEL. Got about 3 hours of seat time on it Sunday. She is reliable and fun to work with.

When I bought mine, the same guy had a 2N in better shape for less money. But I couldn't handle the no running boards, 3 spd. versus 4 spd., etc. One big difference is draft (position) control on the 8N. I am learning to be a shade tree mechanic with that old Ford though. Ain't as hard as I thought it would be, except the time we decided to take the hood off. Big mistake.
 
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Kodiak

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1941 Ford 9N. Originally owned by the Navy, and is beleived to be the first 9N in Alaska. After WWII was owned by a commune of Russian Old Beleivers (Russian Orthodox Sect). Purchased sight unseen for $900 in really bad shape. Shipped to Kodiak Island, Alaska where it underwent a complete ground up restoration that took 30 months. Finally followed my dad to his new retirement home here in Monroe, Washington.
 
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fortyseven2n

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I have a '47 2N . It has add on running boards . I usually ride with my feet on the pegs but I cannot imagine trying to get off and on the tractor without the running boards ! They are easy enough to fabricate if you need a set . I personally like my 3 speed tranny . My 2N has position control ! Someone swapped the hydraulics with an 8N at some point . If you have a stock 9N or 2N , you can add position control with a Zane Thang . I got one for my Ferguson 30 but have not yet tried it .

The old Fords are pretty easy to work on . There is very little that I cannot fix myself and I am no mechanic !

Fortyseven2n
 
 
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