My Ford Tractors
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Fan Belt Tension = 1/2"
— Check at midpoint of longest length between pulleys. The
— manual says Belt should deflect about 1/2" with moderate pressure.
— For me, if it doesn't squeal, it is good to go.
Finding Parts Finishing -
Powder-Coating Firing Order = 1,2,4,3 (yes 4 then 3)
— Cylinders are numbered 1,2,3,4 Front to Back.
Float Setting (carb) = 9/32"
Front Wheel Alignment = 1/4" Toe-In
Front Distributor Rebuild
Front Distributor Timing
Front Spindles - Replacing Bushings and Bearings
Frozen Bolts Fuel Octane Rating = 70 Minimum (Yes 70)
— REGULAR Pump Gas at 85-87 Octane is Fine
— Mid-Grade or Super is of no benefit
Fuel System Fuel Tank Capacity = 10 Gallons (Total Including Reserve)
Fuel Tank Reserve = About 1 Gallon in bottom of main tank.
Fuel Valve = Two full turns out for Main Supply / All the way out for Reserve.
Timing—Front Distributor = 0 Degrees Timing—Side Distributor = 4 Degrees Before Top Dead Center
TIPS — External Link to 50-Tips by Bruce Haynes
Tire Info: — Tire Pressure-Front = 20 to 28 PSI
— Tire Pressure-Rear = 12 to 14 PSI
— Tire Size-Front = 4x19
— Tire Size-Front = 5.5x16 (optional for 8N)
— Tire Size-Rear = 11.2x28 (modern size equivalent)
— Tire Size-Rear = 8x32 (very early 9N only)
Tool Recommendations (General)
Tool Kit (Tractor)
TORQUE VALUES — Carb Throttle Body to Fuel Bowl Screws = 36 INCH-lbs
— Connecting Rod Nuts = 35-40 ft-lbs
— Connecting Rod Stamped Steel Lock Nuts = 4-5 ft-lbs
— Cylinder Head Bolts = 65-70 ft-lbs
— Cylinder Head Stud Nuts = 50-55 ft-lbs
— Engine Cam Gear to Cam = 45-50 ft-lbs
— Engine Crank Pulley Bolt = 100-110 ft-lbs
— Engine Front Cover Bolts = 15-18 ft-lbs
— Engine Main Bearing Bolts = 90-100 ft-lbs
— Engine Oil Pan Cap Screws = 15-18 ft-lbs
— Engine Spark Plugs = 24-30 ft-lbs
— Engine to Trans Bolts = 53-60 ft-lbs
— Exhaust Manifold to Engine Nuts = 40-50 ft-lbs
— Flywheel Bolts = 75-85 ft-lbs
— Lift Cylinder Bolts = 53-60 ft-lbs
— Lift Top Cover Bolts = 53-60 ft-lbs
— Lower Lift Arm Shaft Nut (inside) = 150 ft-lbs
— Pinion Gear Retainer Bolts = 80-100 ft-lbs
— PTO Bearing Retainer = 53-60 ft-lbs
— PTO Bearing Support to Transmission = 25-30 ft-lbs
— Radius Rod to Transmission Housing Nut = 45-50 ft-lbs
— Rear Axle Center Housing Nuts = 40-45 ft-lbs
— Rear Axle Hub Large Nut = 450 ft-lbs
— Steering Arm to Spindle Nut = 60-70 ft-lbs
— Steering Shaft Tube to Lower Housing = 25-30 ft-lbs
— Steering Side Cover Cap Screws = 25-30 ft-lbs
— Trans to Rear Axle Bolts = 90-100 ft-lbs
— Water Pump to Engine Block = 15-18 ft-lbs
— Wheel Lug Nuts = 80 ft-lbs
John Smith's tractor identification page:
— Tractor Identification
— Tractor Identification
Tractor Won't Crank
Tractor Won't Start
TUNE UP SPECS — Air Filter Cup = Clean and Fill to line with Clean Engine Oil
— Coolant Capacity = 3 Gallons
— Coolant Type = 50:50 Mix Antifreeze and Water
— Fan Belt Tension = 1" Deflection Between Pulleys
— Firing Order = 1-2-4-3 Front to Back
— Front Wheel Alignment = 1/4" Toe-In
— Engine Oil Capacity = 6 Quarts
— Engine Oil Type = Multi-Grade, HD, Off Road/Racing
— Hydraulic Fluid Capacity = Less Than 5 Gallons
— Hydraulic Fluid Types = Combination tractor fluid for Ford 8N Tractors:
— — 1. API Gear Oil designation GL1 80 or 90 weight.
— — 2. BETTER = Ford M4864A (SAE 80) or M4864B (SAE 90).
— — 3. BEST = Synthetic meeting Ford M2C134D.
— Point Gap Front Dist. Engines = 0.015"
— Point Gap Side Dist. Engines = 0.025"
— Radius Rods Should be Straight
— Spark Plug Gap = 0.025" to 0.028"
— Timing Front Dist. Engines = 0 Degrees
— Timing Side Dist. Engines = 4 Degrees BTDC
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