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Another Fordson F


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Old 11-13-2015, 05:59:21 AM
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Good looking old F. Good post, I'm still learning about the old fordsons. I haven't purchased one yet but I'm sure there will be one or maybe a couple in my future.
BTW nice looking 2n on steel you have there.

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Just thinking about your lug situation it seems they would have to been bolted on in the reverse position at some time in the past. I've never looked at a set to see if that is possible or not. Steve what do you think about this setup being backwards???? Ed B
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In regards to the cleats, I think this is a simple case of the left rear wheel was damaged in some way and replaced with a right wheel from another tractor. Could have been long ago, or just recently.
These rear wheels are of the 1920-1925 style that have distinct lefts and rights. I don't see extra holes, so I do not believe the cleats were swapped.
In 1926 the rims started to be drilled with both left an right patterns, and can be seen as 4 open holes straddling each cleat. So the wheel and rim could be used as a left or right. The cleats however remained distinct lefts and rights. If you ever tried to put a left cleat on a right wheel they just don't fit correctly. So even if you have a 1926 or newer wheel , and go thru the trouble of removing all the cleats, you can't put them back on the wheel with the opposite angle to turn a right hand wheel into a left hand wheel. You would need the correct left hand cleats. Don't ask how I learned this.
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Can I have a confirmation that these will fit and be ok please?

http://www.coreplugs.co.uk/index.php...&product_id=86

I will ask them if they can supply me some brass & copper ones also if the size is correct so I can do my factory return F correctly. It was certainly copper or brass from the factory.

Mild steel will be ok for my work horse though? I think stainless steel will be too much.

Another thing. Can I re-use the head gasket if I remove for inspection and if so is there anything I should do to it to allow for a good seal on refitting? a sealant?
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If it is the original style copper clad gasket it is reusable in my opinion.CAREFULLY remove with out prying or bending it.Old owners manuals recomended coating with grease.I have had good luck with Permatex coppercoat spray,have also used aluminum spray paint.I'm sure some will disagree on reuse but it was made to be reused.
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I am going to get some copper ones made so have ordered mild steel ones to tied me over. Thanks for heads up on re-use but this one has already be tampered with by the looks of it which may explain why it has leaked.
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On my Fordson N u used the rims of wooden wheels of an old horse drawn wagon. It are two halves now that are screwed together so they are easy to remove as i use the tractor for plowing sometimes. workes great and you can leave the wheels original.
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Gede 20 what a prachtige nice N you have, is it Cork made ? I like those long fenders with the toolboxes in it. What plow do you pull with it ?

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Hi Gerrit,
The plow is a Ransomes 2 wheeler
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Hi GeDe, I restored one a couple of years ago and traded it for a John Deere which performs better behind my JD GP.
The Ransomes plowed very wel, but the hitch lifted the plow up when the tractor wheel goes to a hole

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