In Reply to: Ford 2N Owner posted by BRADLEY on May 29, 2018 at 07:58:50:
Here are the essential manuals every 9N and 2N tractor owner should have on their coffee table, nightstand, shop bench library. The I & T F-04 manual (bottom left) and the '39-'53 MPC (bottom central)are very important for every N-Owner regardless of model year. Pictured here, top row, left to right are the 9N/2N Instruction Book; the 9N/2N Service Manual; and the 9N/2N Plow Instruction Book, the latter not essential but valuable to have nonetheless. The bottom row also has a copy of the original early 9N Owner/Instruction Manual with some good information and the bottom right manual has a ton of good information and pictures with instructions and tips for preventative maintenance. All of these can be found as original, used copies or purchased as new reproductions at most Ford Tractor Parts suppliers. You need to study the parts and service manuals thoroughly as what was originally on the tractor new may no longer be there now. For example, the early 1939 9N used a brass sediment bulb assembly, was prone to leaking, and was replaced soon after. In addition, download a copy of Bruce(VA)'s "75 Tips For N-Owners" for handy reference. We also have a ton of information in our HOW-TO's forum; go to ELECTRICAL and scroll down to "WIRING PICTOGRAMS by JMOR" for another excellent document to have handy. Under the GENERAL category is a document on how to best proceed starting a tractor that has been setting for a long time. Since you are new to tractors as you say, best to proceed slow and get to know what you are dealing with, mechanically as well as electrically and most of all for SAFETY. Original electrical systems are 6-volt/positive ground. Many have been changed over to modern 12-volt systems. It matters how they are wired too. It's not as simple as having one or the other type voltage of battery. If tractor is going to be stored outside at your hunting property, I'd suggest you not leave a battery in it regardless so to make it easier for someone to drive off with it. Start with the basic -getting to know your tractor and work up to the implements.
FORD-FERGUSON 9N/2N ESSENTIAL OWNER MANUALS: