In Reply to: tractor identification help posted by Stacey on September 21, 2019 at 10:12:55:
FORD TRACTORS came in many different models and so lets' see if we can help you. If you have an N-Series Tractor, produced from 1939 - 1952, the LINK below will help you ID what you may have. The Ford-Ferguson 9N and 2N models were painted Ford Dark Grey, often mistakenly called "battleship grey", and the 8N, NAA, and Hundred Series Models were a Medium Grey and Vermillion (Red), and the Thousand Series used the Ford Blue and Eggshell White paint scheme. HOWEVER, do not use color as an absolute identifier as some were changed by the owners to other colors. The 9N, 2N, and 8N had a serial number hand stamped on the LH side under the head and next to the oil filter housing SEE PICTURE. Also, do not put a whole lot into serial numbers either. Unless you own an early 9N or early 8N worthy of original restoration, the serial number is not important. FORD hand stamped the engine block serial numbers after it was tested and passed QC Inspection. It was only used to ID the vehicle too after assembly. Engine blocks too got swapped out often so again, don't rely on the serial number to ID your tractor model year. The serial number ONLY identifies the engine block. What is important is to know what your tractor has and what you need as far as PM and parts go. All 9N and 2N models had a 3-speed transmission and DRAFT CONTROL ONLY. These are the easy identifies but there are many others. The 8N Tractor had a 4-speed transmission and POSTION AS WELL AS DRAFT CONTROL, again the easy ones to identify. If you are trying to determine year to get parts, you are better off asking question here and posting pictures. Getting the essential manuals will help tremendously as well.
FORD N-SERIES TRACTOR ENGINE BLOCK SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION:
FORD ENGINE BLOCK SERIAL NUMBER HAND STAMPS:
FORD 9N/2N ESSENTIAL OWNER/OPERATOR/PARTS/SERVICE MANUALS:
FORD 8N TRACTOR ESSENTIAL OWNER/OPERATOR/PARTS/SERVICE MANUALS: