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Posted by Tim Daley(MI) on March 31, 2018 at 08:15:00 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Weights posted by Kenton tiller on March 29, 2018 at 19:54:44:

Here are two photos of Ken's wheel weights. Yes, there is a marking of "8N 700" on it, but that means nothing and was most likely stamped on by whoever made them and it wasn't Ford/Dearborn. I stick to my story that they are from some aftermarket company. Why? First, Ford, nor any other manufacturer for that matter, would use the same part number for two completely different parts. The Ford 9N-700 part number is reserved for the PTO Assembly and no 8N-700 part is listed. The Ford basic part numbers carried on thru their entire process. For example 17xxx prefixed/numbered parts are dedicated for tools. If/when a part was revised, then either a prefix or suffix was added to distinguish it from previous ones. Continuing as an example, the Ford spark plug/cylinder head wrench, used on the early 9N's up until May,1940, or thereabouts was part number 81A-17017. It had a 6-point 11/16" box end and a 13/16" open end. When it was obsolete, the new part was 01A-17017 and basically the same except it now had a 12-point box end. It retains the Ford Basic Part Number yet is distinguished by the new prefix code.


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