2021 - Volume #45, Issue #1, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Simple “Steering Fix” For Ford 8N Tractor
He bought the tractor to replace a 1949 Ford 8N with a bad transmission that he now uses for parts. “I decided to use part of the steering rod on the 1949 model to replace the bad back joints on the 1951 model.”
The steering rods consist of a long rod with a short piece of hollow threaded rod between the back and the front joint for toe-in adjustment. “I cut off pieces of the adjustment rods from the 1949 model and welded them in to lengthen the adjustment rods on the 1951 so I could use short-style rear joints which I was able to purchase (couldn’t find the longer rods).
“When I cut and welded the added length of the hollow rod, I used part of a mobile home tie-down rod to strengthen the weld. This repair made the steering a lot tighter.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Duane Spencer, 503 Kings Lake Blvd., DeFuniak Springs, Fla. 32433 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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