In Reply to: 9N New Owner posted by Dustin on December 20, 2020 at 21:37:54:
Welcome aboard! Having an heirloom is precious and wanting to preserve it is a tribute to your ancestors. If it is indeed serial number *9N-8223* then it is a 1939 model. Serial numbers were hand stamped on a cast boss on the LH block near the oil filter canister and just below the head. They’d be ID’d with a STAR symbol prefix and suffix. The top of the Home Page here has a red menu bar to select from. Go to the LINKS forum here and search for ‘John Smith/Tractor ID & History’ to help further your search. There is much to learn about the Ford-Ferguson 9N Tractor before you even fire it up so first order would be to get yourself copies of the ESSENTIAL MANUALS. We have some in our MANUALS forum and a ton of info in our HOW-TO’s forum plus years of archived posts with most questions asked and answered before. Here is a link to the first 9N tractor parts manual –March, 1940 so you can start there and download a copy for yourself. You’ll need a copy of ADOBE or equivalent to use it as it is in pdf. Both are free to use. Early 9N’s used different parts than the later ones. It is important you know the differences. ALL FORD vehicles used the 6V/Positive Ground electrical system and from 1932 thru 1950 used the front mount distributor. The unit is specific and must be mounted one way correctly otherwise damage to the unit will result. There are specific components to the early 9N, electrical is just one and only used until April, 1940. If you don’t have these parts now, locating originals will be a quest for the Holy Grail. They are not easy to find. The 9N-10000-A generator is a small diameter 2-Wire/2-Brush 7A, ‘B’ Circuit unit that uses a rectangular Voltage Regulator. Finding these two parts alone is a task in and of itself. Other early 9N parts are the 4-spoke steering wheel; the aluminum horizontal bar grille; brass Sediment Bulb; snap-in battery door; 9 x 32 rear tires on Hat Rims; Ignition Lamp, LH Dash; Ignition Key Switch, RH Dash; non-pressurized radiator w/chromed STANT cap; chromed throttle handle and shifter handle (4” only); smooth rear axle hubs; double ribbed fenders; and more. All 9N & 2N models had no running boards or flip-up pan seats. Get the manuals and documents and read before trying to fire it up, and don’t just start replacing parts with new. From our HOW-TO's forum, ELECTRICAL/Wiring Pictograms by JMOR is a big help too. Lights were never factory installed components - only dealer supplied optional accessories on the N's. You can email me for more help if needed.
WIRING PICTOGRAMS by JMOR; OEM 9N ELECTRICAL SETUP:
FORD 9N/2N ESSENTIAL OWNER/OPERATOR/PARTS/SERVICE MANUALS: