1946 ford 2N tractor


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This is a "backwards" build, ive spent the last year restoring this tractor, took a few pics along the way. This was bought new by my grandparents the year my dad was born. Both will be 70 next year.

 


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.... Before the grille guard, crank starts pretty good, i turn key on, spin motor twice with half throttle and full choke, then go up and push choke in, spin twice more and it fires up and runs. 4 cyl flathead, 120 cubic inch.


(This is a video, clic the pic)
 
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Out behind the barn, right after final assembly. Just like new again.

 

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Chassis just painted, I litterly waited all summer for the right conditions. In front of the chassis on a flatbed trailer is the hood and fenders. I used por-15 as my "primer coat"

 
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Veiw of rear end/ hitch assy.

 

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Degreasing the chassis with oven cleaner, worked pretty good.

 

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Im missing quite a few pictures in the middle, but here is the start. Over a year ago i pulled this out of the barn. Had sat for the last 20 years withou being ran. Had done a engine overhaul in 1984, painted it grey ( was too light, we mixed it ourselves ) before '84 the tractor had sat behind the barn for as long as i could remember. Going to take it to antique tractor shows, dont see many of these, the red/grey 8Ns are more common and popular.
 

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That is a sharp tractor, the monochromatic grey theme looks nice on those.

N Fords getting red and even blue bellies that shouldn't have them trying to make them look newer than they are must have been pretty common around here. It seems most the 9N's and 2N's want to be an 8N or something newer yet.

Doesn't bug me as much as older A-C's with silver front rims or white wheel centers and front wheels though. :annoyed:

'46 is a good year, my JD B is a '46. :icon_thumby:
 

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I've also got a '49 jd "A" that dad bought around '76 or so. First tractor I ever drove. It's no show pony though, just a good work horse. Likes it's fuel though, 321 cubic inches out of 2 cylinders. With that magneto it fires right off, love the sound of the twin cylinder 'deere's.
 

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Nice lookin' N you got there. :icon_thumby:

I have a pieced together 8N. Engine is a late model, the rest of the tractor seems to be early or middle year model. I am currently in the process of restoring. I was hoping to finish this fall but it looks like it might sit 'til spring.

https://goo.gl/photos/aWVrCKy8WBy5LzA87
 
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I've also got a '49 jd "A" that dad bought around '76 or so. First tractor I ever drove. It's no show pony though, just a good work horse. Likes it's fuel though, 321 cubic inches out of 2 cylinders. With that magneto it fires right off, love the sound of the twin cylinder 'deere's.
Dad has a '50 A, they are neat machines.

The 'ol B practically runs on air though, dad got in the late 70's too back when a good running one was worth scrap. The kid had rerung the engine but it wouldn't fire, wanted $25. Dad got it and the mag was off 180*. Dad ran the tail off of it (switched to a distributor) raking, mowing, cultivating and pushing snow before he gave it to me, needs overhauled but it is still very dependable. As a kid it was my favorite because as I rode dad's tractors with him the aftermarket seat (same as many red ones with the short shock) had a place for my feet on the pivot and dad always spoke highly of it. He still misses it. :icon_twisted:

Last weekend it was chasing the combine with empty wagons on my 6 acres.

http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo203/125_puller/2015 Harvest/IMG_3395_zpsb8sooajy.jpg

And that corn was planted with dad's A and his 1240 plateless planter.
 

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Cool! I love looking at farm equipment...not too familiar with all the brands and styles but it is interesting...and nice work on the restore...

I put my first Ranger together with an old farm forklift...not even sure what type it was because I lost the build pictures but I know it was old...but it did the job easily...
 

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Very cool, I love seeing old iron get fixed up and a 2nd chance on life.
 

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took this one late last fall, brand new $800 6' 3-point disc.

this is behind the barn, about 1977. i used to climb on it and act like i was driving it, shifting gears, trying to turn the wheel. it was in this same spot for as long as i could remember, until 1984. shoulda put this thread in order. lol
 

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going to try a couple of videos, not sure if they will work, got one driving, one with the buzz saw going.


 


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