In Reply to: maintinence posted by mark logan on April 11, 2018 at 11:29:06:
After trying a few youtube videos, most of them should be replaced with two still images. One of the pretty girl. One showing an exploded parts diagram. Ok, if you have lots of time to sit and watch videos, go for it.
Unfortunately, for many years we have been trained to "toss the useless manual". Nobody wants to sift 50 pages of cautions/warnings for the occasional useful fact. The Operators Manuals for the N-Tractors are from a different era. There is useful information on every page. The Operators Manuals are even arranged in the order a new owner will most likely need the information. Basic stuff at the front, more in-depth service info in the back. For the most part, everything you need to know to own, operate, and properly maintain the N-Tractor, is easy to find in the Operators Manual. It would take many hours of useless video to come close to providing the same information. Beyond that, when more serious repairs and restorations are planned, the Ford Master Parts Catalog, and I&T Shop Manual are good to have.
My electronic library of "manuals" includes several parts supplier catalogs. Many are available for download. The Dennis Carpenter Ford Tractor catalog is loaded with good information for restorers.