All N-Series Tractors - Ford-Ferguson 9N, 2N, and Ford 8N
I am not in the used, rebuilt, or new tractor parts business. I do not have a complete inventory of tractor parts. However, I always have some "stuff" on hand (just ask my wife).
Other than a few rare items, new and used parts for the 1939 to 1952 N-Tractors are generally easy to find and usually surprisingly inexpensive. It's easier to find parts for these tractors than many of the more recent tractor models. Why is that? These tractors remain very popular today. Many are still in use. Ford made many more of the N-Tractors than any other model. Many parts are interchangeable from 1939 to 1952.
In most cases it is better to choose used or rebuilt original parts over any new replacement parts. The exceptions to that may be new cast iron manifolds from Canada, and new "restoration quality" or "just like original" parts.
Your best source for USED parts is probably one of the many people who are regularly parting-out these tractors on ebay. Ebay is not my favorite place to shop, but I have had very good luck with nearly every tractor person I have dealt with.
The best choice for NEW parts is somebody like:
Tune up parts and accessories are available from places like NAPA, Tractor Supply Company, or even your local New Holland Tractor dealer. Generally, I've found parts from various local retail stores to be inferior. Most replacement parts are now made in China. Some are good quality. Some are junk. If you are not satisfied with the quality, buy from a different place next time.
Beware cheap parts. Yes, you can buy a new carb for less than $30 and it might work, but there are very good reasons rebuilt original carbs usually cost more than $100. If the sign says "CHEAP TRACTOR PARTS", that is what you will get. The cheap stuff may work, but probably won't fit right, or last as long. Be sure to ask if there is more than one option. Spend a little more if you can get "New Old Stock" (NOS), "restoration quality" or "Just Like Original" (Dennis Carpenter Brand) parts.
What follows is a list of basic parts and part numbers that most parts counter people should be able to cross reference. Having the correct part numbers helps any web search drill down to the correct items.
|PART NAME - DESCRIPTION||FORD PART NUMBER||CURRENT VENDORS||VENDOR PART NUMBER|
|Carb Rebuild Kit||9N 9590||NAPA||2-1401|
|Front Dist Cap||9N 12106||NAPA|
|Front Dist Coil 6V||9N 12024||NAPA|
|Front Dist Coil 12V||Lester|
|Front Dist Condenser||9N 12300||NAPA|
|Front Dist Points||9N 12107||NAPA|
|Front Dist Rotor||9N 12200||NAPA||FA300|
|Front Dist Resistor||9N 12250||NAPA||ICR40|
|Side Dist Cap||8N 12106||NAPA|
|Side Dist Coil 6V||8N 12029||NAPA|
|IC7 or IC7SB|
|Side Dist Coil 12V||NAPA|
|Side Dist Condenser||8N 12300||NAPA|
|Side Dist Points||8N 12171||NAPA|
|Side Dist Rotor||8N 12200||NAPA|
|Head Gasket||8N 6051||NAPA|
|Ignition Switch||9N 3679||I'm using marine grade ON-OFF toggle or key switches.|
|Light Switch||9N 11652||Same here, any marine grade switch is better than replacement parts made for this application.|
|Oil Filter||9N 6731||NAPA|
|Voltage Regulator 6V||9N 10505||NAPA||VR950|
The following two fittings are the adapter fittings that will be needed to hook most oil gauges to the flare fittings on the steel oil line. The designation NPTF stands for National Pipe Taper Fuel. In theory, these fittings do not require sealant on the threads, they are designed to completely seal mechanically. That's great in theory, but I still use a thread sealant for gas systems, especially when re-using one side or both sides of a connection. The sealant for gas systems is yellow in color rather than the white teflon stuff for water pipe fittings.
|STANDARD BRASS FITTINGS|
|Oil Line to Oil Gauge Adapter 9N-2N||9N-18685||1/8" NPTF x 3/16" Flare|
|Oil Line to Oil Gauge Adapter 8N||8N-18685||1/8" NPTF x 1/4" Flare|
Prices quoted below are approximate. Check current average on-line prices (plus shipping) and you will have a ballpark idea what I will sell parts for. Listed below is most of the parts currently lurking around the shop.
|MY USED PARTS|
|Good Engine Block for 1940 9N Ser.No. 9N37508||PRICE $300 Pick-Up only|
|Cylinder Head||PRICE $65 Plus Shipping or Pick-Up|
|Flywheel no Ring Gear||PRICE $30 Plus Shipping or Pick-Up|
|Original Seat Pan||PRICE $40.00 Plus Shipping or Pick-Up|
|Original Front Grill - Not Perfect but whole.||PRICE $155 Plus Shipping or Pick-Up|
|Front Mount Distributor||SOLD|
|Early 8N Front Axle Left||PRICE $30 Pick-Up only|
|Early 8N Front Axle Center||SOLD|
|Early 8N Front Axle Right||PRICE $30 Pick-Up only|
|Rebuilt Early 8N Steering Gear||SOLD|
|PTO Shift Mechanism||SOLD|
|One generator bracket for side distributor engine. The steel bracket that wraps around the generator, no hardware or any other brackets.||PRICE $30 Plus Shipping or Pick-Up|
|Good Straight Left Lift Links||PRICE $20 Plus Shipping or Pick-Up|
|Lower Lift Arms||I only have one ratty pair with chunks of scrap reinforcing welded to them.|
|Ford Tractor Tools - Always have some wrenches for the tractor or car tool kits.||PRICE $15ea. Plus Shipping or Pick-Up|
|Ford Tractor Screwdriver - Large (9N) Version||PRICE $65ea. Plus Shipping or Pick-Up|
|Ford Tractor Screwdriver - Small (8N) Version||PRICE $65ea. Plus Shipping or Pick-Up|
This is not a tractor part, but no man cave should be without one. I believe the only way to get one of these mugs was to buy a full set of Cragar rims in 1982. This was an advertising promotion. Buy a set of four rims by November 1, and get the Cragar Chug A Lug mug free!
This one is in very good shape, with most of the blue paint still on the logos. This one could be yours for only $60, shipped free to anywhere in the USA. International shipping will add $35. I will refund what is left after paying actual shipping cost.
The N-Tractor hydraulics will not raise the implement when the clutch is depressed. This is nothing short of a royal pain when using a back blade and other implements. The solution is to provide hydraulic pressure from an external pump. I have some custom-made brackets that allow a hydraulic pump to be mounted and run off the same belt as the generator/alternator/water pump. The latest one-piece design is machined from 1/4" thick aluminum plate and (as requested) now has a dual-mounting flange that works for 2-bolt and 4-bolt pumps. Warning, most 2-bolt pumps appear to be larger than the 4-bolt pumps I use, and there is not a lot of room on these engines. I recommend using the 4-bolt pump, but you are certainly welcome to try an get a 2-bolt pump to fit.
PayPal buttons below are the easiest way to get one of my pump brackets and the cheapest way to get one from a machine shop. Machine shop set-up time is the same for one bracket or ten, so when I buy in batches of ten, the shop time is 1/10 what it would cost to do one bracket at a time. The cheapest way to get a bracket is to scroll down to the plans and make your own. Those plans are earlier designs that are very labor-intensive, but they can be cut and welded together without the services of a machine shop. My cost for the latest batch (DEC 2019) was significantly lower than all previous orders (free shipping). That may have been a special deal just for the holidays. I have just lowered prices for all of my aluminum brackets to reflect the savings.
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ALUMINUM Pump Bracket for all
This one piece 1/4" thick aluminum bracket does block the front corner of the cylinder head. That is only a problem if someone has drilled and tapped the cylinder head for a water temperature sending unit. Aluminum brackets are ready to install and look great as-is. If you prefer to prime and paint them go right ahead.
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ALUMINUM Pump Bracket for Late 8N
This is similar to the previous item above, but fits the Side Distributor Engine -
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STEEL Pump Bracket for all 9N/2N/8N
This one piece 1/4" thick STEEL bracket is my new design that drops down and around the left front corner of the cylinder head. None of these tractors had temperature gauges, but some people have installed them. This bracket does not block the sending unit location on the cylinder head. This steel bracket will come painted primer gray, so you can paint it to match your tractor. After this batch is gone there will not be any more steel brackets, they have become too expensive to make and ship.
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My NEWEST Aluminum Pump Bracket for Late
This design incorporates all the best features. All new brackets will be based on this design, made from 1/4" aluminum plate. They require no finishing and look great as-is. If you want to paint them, the holes are slightly oversize, so painting or powder-coating won't cause problems.
For any special request, such as paying by check, or old brackets I may still have available, use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
There are times when factory original parts are not available. The old part may be too far gone to fix it, or missing. There are also cases where something non-standard is needed.
The most convenient way to get custom machine shop parts for any project. Here's a photo of some custom parts fresh from the machine shop:
Design the parts on-line, click the ORDER button, and a few days later a box of parts arrives on your doorstep. The convenience can't be beat, and prices compare very well to quotes I gotten from local fabricators.
Photos of the CAD drawings I created from scratch to make a set of 1949 Ford Flathead to 8N Tractor Transmission adapter plates.
If you are looking for a CAD drawing of these flathead to 8N tractor plates, this link should allow you to download a 2004 DXF file that can be imported to most CAD software. Please keep in mind this is a measured drawing, from the engine and transmission. These were NOT based on factory drawings of these parts. The drawing will be updated if any errors are found. The parts I had made from these drawings worked for my V8-8N project.
Please use the following form to contact me regarding parts, brackets, and implements that do not have a PayPal button
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