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, (pack-rat that I am) there is always a bunch of "stuff" hanging on nails or from rafters in the shop (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 radiators from India, 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 they advertise "CHEAP TRACTOR PARTS", that is exactly what you get. The cheap stuff may work, but probably won't fit right, or last 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. A list of basic parts and part numbers is provided below. 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. Please don't start replacing parts thinking new parts will be better than the old parts. It just ain't so. In most cases, if the old parts are working, they are far better quality than any shiny new parts you can buy.
|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 Special Brass screw||just8ns.com||91A12159|
|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|
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.
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.
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