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Old 03-26-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.tractorshed.com/cgi-bin/g...l&what=tphotos

My 8N

StuK

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Old 03-26-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
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STUK wrote:
> http://www.tractorshed.com/cgi-bin/g...l&what=tphotos
>
> My 8N
>
> StuK
>
> TractorSnake #11
>
> Poopyhead Local Shop "Stuart"


That's a nice one, and the cab is AWESOME. It's even heated! Does the
front glass come out? And ys that your creation, or is it a marriage of
car and tractor? BITCHIN



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Old 03-26-2005, 18:02   #3 (permalink)
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It was actually built by the old guy I bought it from. He made it from
copper pipe, sheetmetal and lexan. He only used it to blow snow so he didn't
design it to be removable so I remove the doors in summer. It actually
stays pretty decent inside in the winter. With insulated coveralls that I
wear it can get too hot in there! Some day I'll pull the cab off and treat
the old girl to a new coat of paint. Mechanically it is excellent. The old
guy was a Chrysler mechanic and rebuilt the motor himself. I felt like I was
asking his daughter out when I bought the thing. It was like I was being
interviewed to make sure it was going to a good home ;^) StuK

ThunderSnake #11


"Wound Up" <none@your.disposal> wrote in message
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> STUK wrote:
>> http://www.tractorshed.com/cgi-bin/g...l&what=tphotos
>>
>> My 8N
>>
>> StuK
>>
>> TractorSnake #11
>>
>> Poopyhead Local Shop "Stuart"

>
> That's a nice one, and the cab is AWESOME. It's even heated! Does the
> front glass come out? And ys that your creation, or is it a marriage of
> car and tractor? BITCHIN
>
>
>
> --
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>



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Old 03-26-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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STUK wrote:
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http://www.tractorshed.com/cgi-bin/g...l&what=tphotos
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> My 8N



Aww! Man, that's a cool looking tractor! What a fukkin hoot it must be to
work with it. Whatcha growin?


>
> StuK
>
> TractorSnake #11
>
> Poopyhead Local Shop "Stuart"


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Old 03-26-2005, 20:01   #5 (permalink)
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STUK wrote:
> It was actually built by the old guy I bought it from. He made it from
> copper pipe, sheetmetal and lexan. He only used it to blow snow so he didn't
> design it to be removable so I remove the doors in summer.


Very cool. It looked like it had to be custom made in some fashion. I
also like the idea of having shielded feet (I'm sure you do, too).

It actually
> stays pretty decent inside in the winter. With insulated coveralls that I
> wear it can get too hot in there!


I bet; I saw that "heater hose" you ran off the exhaust. No real wind
chill, either

A few hours behind the motor on the father-in-law's 8N in the midwestern
summer heat, and I'm soaked through. I mow a long section, then cruise
back the 1/4 mile on the dirt road to cool it and me off. It's a tough
bugger; didn't they build something like 1/2 million of them?

Some day I'll pull the cab off and treat
> the old girl to a new coat of paint. Mechanically it is excellent. The old
> guy was a Chrysler mechanic and rebuilt the motor himself. I felt like I was
> asking his daughter out when I bought the thing. It was like I was being
> interviewed to make sure it was going to a good home ;^) StuK


Yeah, I understand what you mean with the interview thing. People get
very attached to these things...

I have to coordinate getting his to a his cousin's shop to replace that
ring gear and clutch before it gets too damned hot.

>
> ThunderSnake #11
>
>
> "Wound Up" <none@your.disposal> wrote in message
> news:4245EA8A.20809@your.disposal...
>
>>STUK wrote:
>>
>>>http://www.tractorshed.com/cgi-bin/g...l&what=tphotos
>>>
>>>My 8N
>>>
>>>StuK
>>>
>>>TractorSnake #11
>>>
>>>Poopyhead Local Shop "Stuart"

>>
>>That's a nice one, and the cab is AWESOME. It's even heated! Does the
>>front glass come out? And ys that your creation, or is it a marriage of
>>car and tractor? BITCHIN
>>
>>
>>
>>--
>>Wound Up
>>ThunderSnake #65
>>

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Old 03-27-2005, 18:01   #6 (permalink)
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"Wound Up" <none@your.disposal> wrote in message
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> STUK wrote:
>> It was actually built by the old guy I bought it from. He made it from
>> copper pipe, sheetmetal and lexan. He only used it to blow snow so he
>> didn't design it to be removable so I remove the doors in summer.

>
> Very cool. It looked like it had to be custom made in some fashion. I
> also like the idea of having shielded feet (I'm sure you do, too).


Biggest issue I have is the windshield is very close to the wheel as you
need to clear the little hood that the gas cap and battery etc are under.
>
> It actually
>> stays pretty decent inside in the winter. With insulated coveralls that I
>> wear it can get too hot in there!

>
> I bet; I saw that "heater hose" you ran off the exhaust. No real wind
> chill, either


I just need a radio! It still has the 6V system but it works fine. You just
have to keep it all shiney and tight.
The "heater" is not a real match when it's very cold but there isn't
anything "automatic" or "power" so you can work up a sweat as you well know.

>
> A few hours behind the motor on the father-in-law's 8N in the midwestern
> summer heat, and I'm soaked through. I mow a long section, then cruise
> back the 1/4 mile on the dirt road to cool it and me off. It's a tough
> bugger; didn't they build something like 1/2 million of them?


Yep and they figure 1/4 million are still in use. There are at least 6 I
know of in an 8 mile radius of my place, one just 10 doors down. Not to
mention a few 9N/2N's
>
> Some day I'll pull the cab off and treat
>> the old girl to a new coat of paint. Mechanically it is excellent. The
>> old guy was a Chrysler mechanic and rebuilt the motor himself. I felt
>> like I was asking his daughter out when I bought the thing. It was like I
>> was being interviewed to make sure it was going to a good home ;^) StuK

>
> Yeah, I understand what you mean with the interview thing. People get
> very attached to these things...


I think he like to talk "shop" too. It seemed to me he didn't get much
opportunity to talk to anyone about mechanical contrivances.
>
> I have to coordinate getting his to a his cousin's shop to replace that
> ring gear and clutch before it gets too damned hot.


One of the things 8N are known for is the front trans seal leaking and
spraying the clutch. Ironically the clutch doesn't slip but gets sticky when
it's hot and won't disengage easily and will take you for ride sometimes.
Usually just jamming on the brakes unsticks it. The big trick is to wedge
the clutch out when parked or they can be a bear to disengage after sitting
and cooling. Ford used to wedge them when the were transported to stop the
clutch plates from rusting on the train ride out of Dearborn. If you're
splitting the old girl it would behoove you to replace that seal while your
in there ;^) StuK

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>> ThunderSnake #11
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Old 03-27-2005, 20:01   #7 (permalink)
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"Whole Lotta Tom" <tomcrocker@poboxnospam.com> wrote in message
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> STUK wrote:
>>

> http://www.tractorshed.com/cgi-bin/g...l&what=tphotos
>>
>> My 8N

>
>
> Aww! Man, that's a cool looking tractor! What a fukkin hoot it must be
> to
> work with it. Whatcha growin?


Does bitchin' wheelies! all 28 HP, 97 ft/lbs of Torque. Lug that motor all
day.


Not really growing anything in particular. Just use it for blowin snow and
blading and bush hogging. Knocked some poplars and cotton woods down with
it.
I have a two bottom Ferguson plough ( which is actually a collector's
item!) I roll the weeds over with to get the veggie garden going but I roto
till it by hand anyways. I'd like to get a discer. The wife wants to grow
perennials.
>
>>
>> StuK
>>
>> TractorSnake #11
>>
>> Poopyhead Local Shop "Stuart"

>
> --
>
> Tom
> TS3
> http://www.geocities.com/styleline58/
>
> Visit the Cleveland Engine Forum
> http://www.351cleveland.net
>
> "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that
> we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only
> unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American
> public. Patriotism means to stand by the country, it does not mean to
> stand by the President or any other public official. "
> - Theodore Roosevelt
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> - Edward R Murrow
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Old 03-27-2005, 20:01   #8 (permalink)
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STUK wrote:
> "Wound Up" <none@your.disposal> wrote in message
> news:4246195B.6060606@your.disposal...
>
>>STUK wrote:
>>
>>>It was actually built by the old guy I bought it from. He made it from
>>>copper pipe, sheetmetal and lexan. He only used it to blow snow so he
>>>didn't design it to be removable so I remove the doors in summer.

>>
>>Very cool. It looked like it had to be custom made in some fashion. I
>>also like the idea of having shielded feet (I'm sure you do, too).

>
>
> Biggest issue I have is the windshield is very close to the wheel as you
> need to clear the little hood that the gas cap and battery etc are under.


I see what you mean...

>>It actually
>>
>>>stays pretty decent inside in the winter. With insulated coveralls that I
>>>wear it can get too hot in there!

>>
>>I bet; I saw that "heater hose" you ran off the exhaust. No real wind
>>chill, either

>
>
> I just need a radio! It still has the 6V system but it works fine. You just
> have to keep it all shiney and tight.


Positive ground, you mentioned? Father-in-law's has been converted to
12V negative earth.

> The "heater" is not a real match when it's very cold but there isn't
> anything "automatic" or "power" so you can work up a sweat as you well know.


Sure... and, call me wound up, but you really have to keep your wits
about you on those things, which tends to take effort all by itself. =)

>>A few hours behind the motor on the father-in-law's 8N in the midwestern
>>summer heat, and I'm soaked through. I mow a long section, then cruise
>>back the 1/4 mile on the dirt road to cool it and me off. It's a tough
>>bugger; didn't they build something like 1/2 million of them?

>
>
> Yep and they figure 1/4 million are still in use. There are at least 6 I
> know of in an 8 mile radius of my place, one just 10 doors down. Not to
> mention a few 9N/2N's


Wow, that many? There are lots of 'em around here in heavy agriculture
country, so I've come to notice...

>>Some day I'll pull the cab off and treat
>>
>>>the old girl to a new coat of paint. Mechanically it is excellent. The
>>>old guy was a Chrysler mechanic and rebuilt the motor himself. I felt
>>>like I was asking his daughter out when I bought the thing. It was like I
>>>was being interviewed to make sure it was going to a good home ;^) StuK

>>
>>Yeah, I understand what you mean with the interview thing. People get
>>very attached to these things...

>
>
> I think he like to talk "shop" too. It seemed to me he didn't get much
> opportunity to talk to anyone about mechanical contrivances.
>


Well, I understand that... and I'm sure he was rightfully proud of his cab.

>>I have to coordinate getting his to a his cousin's shop to replace that
>>ring gear and clutch before it gets too damned hot.

>
>
> One of the things 8N are known for is the front trans seal leaking and
> spraying the clutch. Ironically the clutch doesn't slip but gets sticky when
> it's hot and won't disengage easily and will take you for ride sometimes.
> Usually just jamming on the brakes unsticks it. The big trick is to wedge
> the clutch out when parked or they can be a bear to disengage after sitting
> and cooling. Ford used to wedge them when the were transported to stop the
> clutch plates from rusting on the train ride out of Dearborn. If you're
> splitting the old girl it would behoove you to replace that seal while your
> in there ;^) StuK


Thanks for the recommendation! Last thing ANYONE wants is the clutch to
stick! Weird it would do that, with its torque so multiplied. I'll
remember that about disengaging the clutch, too. She's in gear now, and
has been for a while.

> .
>
>
>>>ThunderSnake #11
>>>
>>>

>>

>



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