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Electrical



Ford 2600 Electrical schematic  Click here for the PDF




Service Manual for Delco Alternators frequently used for 12 volt tractor conversions click here for the PDF

Engine Related



9n engine rebuild part 1 dis-assembly and evaluation click here for the pdf.
9n engine rebuild part 2 (revised) block assembly click here for the pdf.
9n engine rebuild part 3 (revised) valve train, flywheel, head assy click here for the pdf 
9n engine rebuild part 4 new motor start-up (coming soon)





Clevite failed bearing guide click here for the pdf




N tractor head bolt tightening sequence



Starting a tractor that has not run in some time Click here for the PDF

Fabrication related

Rebuilding a Ford 8n front bumper Click here for the PDF




Fabricating 16 inch wheels for the 9n Click here for the pdf



Modifying the  Monroe 9n EZ Ride seat for 8ns Click here for the PDF






Sheet Metal repair

Repairing tractor hoods Click here for the PDF



These items are similar to the green 3m scouring pads and are used in place of wet sanding. The gray is rough and is similar to the 3m pads for home use. The purple pad is similar to 400 grit sandpaper and the white pad is finer yet. These are available at body-shop supply retailers and seem to last longer than sand paper.





Steering

Timing the steering sectors in a Ford 9n click here for the PDF






Ford Model 2600 Steering shaft seal replacement

Previously posted to the N Tractor Club. Here is the PDF.





Ford Model 2600 Power Steering pump seal replacement.

Click here for the PDF






Transmission Related

Rebuilding worn 9n shift covers click here for the PDF




Rear axle/brakes

Ford 9n/2n rear axle repairs document for brakes, axle seals, and axle end play set up Click here for the PDF.




Lift parts

This is a set of original lower lift arms that I rebuilt. The end balls were getting very loose but I wanted the original arms. The end sockets were cut across the farthest most point with a abrasive cutoff wheel mounted in a die grinder. Then the cuts were beveled out so that the welding process could penetrate all the way through. I ended up removing around 1/8"+ on the ends then heated the remainder of the socket to a dull red and carefully drove the opening closed keeping the outer part round. The parts were then carefully welded and shaped using grinders with hard and soft wheel restoring the original shapes/contours. The retainer clips I make with a die set that I made. The next time I rebuild a set I will take photos of the process.



Tires and Wheels

Filling tires with RV Antifreeze click here for the PDF

Tire liquid capacities click here for the spreadsheet



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