Old Ford Tractor Accessories

The interest in old Ford tractors among collectors has rapidly increased in the last
several years which has also increased the demand for original parts, accessories (factory and period aftermarket), original sales literature, manuals, memorabilia, etc. Following are just a few examples of hard to find or collectible items as well as some features and originality issues pertaining to these items.

Air PreCleaners

The cyclone or “turbine” style air precleaners have always been a popular option on the N-series Fords.

Aluminium Head

The Sherman Manufacturing Company offered this aluminum high compression head for the N’s.

Belt Pulley

The belt pulley attachment drives off the pto shaft and allows implements or attachments to be driven by a wide flat belt from this pulley.

Can Housing

An original 8N tin can housing starter solenoid (left) and the later black plastic housing replacement solenoid (right).

Cigarette Lighter

The cigarette lighter was a genuine Ford dealer installed accessory available for the 8N.

Dipsticks

Original 8N dipsticks for the engine oil and hydraulic oil level were made from round stock.

Draw Bar

The original Dearborn swinging draw bar mounts to a bracket under the rear end of the tractor with a pivot pin.

Feed Pedal

The Dowden Manufacturing Company made a foot feed pedal for the 9N-2N tractors.

Foot Accelerator

The extension on the front of the running board is a foot accelerator manufactured by the Dowden Manufacturing Company.

Grille Screen

The Ford Farming grille screen and the front bumper were both popular items and originals are highly sought after today.

Hand Crank

An original N-series hand crank and the “ratchet” drive nut that goes into the front crankshaft pulley.

Knoedler Seat

An aftermarket seat made by Knoedler Manufacturing in Streator, IL.

Light Kits

Light kits were a dealer installed option on the Ford N’s.

Muffler

This is an original Ford muffler.

Oil Cups

Original 8N air filter oil cups.

Operators Manual

Original 8N operator’s manuals.

Original Headlights

Original headlights.

Parking Break

Here are 2 of the many styles of add-on parking brake levers that aftermarket suppliers made and sold for the 8N.

Rear Rims

8N 28″ rear wheel rims.

Sales Literature

Early 8N sales literature.

Sherman Combination Transmission

This is a Sherman combination transmission removed from the tractor.

Sherman Pto Conversion

This is the extremely rare Sherman live pto conversion for the 8N.

Sherman Transmissions

Sherman transmissions were offered as a dealer installed option and were available in overdrive (Step-up), underdrive (Step-down) and dual range over/underdrive models.

Tail Lights

Original tail lights.

Tire Pump

Original Ford tractor accessory tire pump. Get out in the south forty and realize
you have a low tire? No problem!

Tool Kit

This is the tool kit that came with the N-series tractors.

Tractor Jack

The Dearborn accessory tractor jack.

Wheels

Original 8N 16 inch front wheels.

Air PreCleaners

The cyclone or “turbine” style air precleaners have always been a popular option on the N-series Fords.

Aluminium Head

The Sherman Manufacturing Company offered this aluminum high compression head for the N’s.

Belt Pulley

The belt pulley attachment drives off the pto shaft and allows implements or attachments to be driven by a wide flat belt from this pulley.

Can Housing

An original 8N tin can housing starter solenoid (left) and the later black plastic housing replacement solenoid (right).

Cigarette Lighter

The cigarette lighter was a genuine Ford dealer installed accessory available for the 8N.

Dipsticks

Original 8N dipsticks for the engine oil and hydraulic oil level were made from round stock.

Draw Bar

The original Dearborn swinging draw bar mounts to a bracket under the rear end of the tractor with a pivot pin.

Feed Pedal

The Dowden Manufacturing Company made a foot feed pedal for the 9N-2N tractors.

Foot Accelerator

The extension on the front of the running board is a foot accelerator manufactured by the Dowden Manufacturing Company.

Grille Screen

The Ford Farming grille screen and the front bumper were both popular items and originals are highly sought after today.

Hand Crank

An original N-series hand crank and the “ratchet” drive nut that goes into the front crankshaft pulley.

Knoedler Seat

An aftermarket seat made by Knoedler Manufacturing in Streator, IL.

Light Kits

Light kits were a dealer installed option on the Ford N’s.

Muffler

This is an original Ford muffler.

Oil Cups

Original 8N air filter oil cups.

Operators Manual

Original 8N operator’s manuals.

Original Headlights

Original headlights.

Parking Break

Here are 2 of the many styles of add-on parking brake levers that aftermarket suppliers made and sold for the 8N.

Rear Rims

8N 28″ rear wheel rims.

Sales Literature

Early 8N sales literature.

Sherman Combination Transmission

This is a Sherman combination transmission removed from the tractor.

Sherman Pto Conversion

This is the extremely rare Sherman live pto conversion for the 8N.

Sherman Transmissions

Sherman transmissions were offered as a dealer installed option and were available in overdrive (Step-up), underdrive (Step-down) and dual range over/underdrive models.

Tail Lights

Original tail lights.

Tire Pump

Original Ford tractor accessory tire pump. Get out in the south forty and realize
you have a low tire? No problem!

Tool Kit

This is the tool kit that came with the N-series tractors.

Tractor Jack

The Dearborn accessory tractor jack.

Wheels

Original 8N 16 inch front wheels.

The samples above are just a few of the original Ford Tractor items that collectors are looking for. A more complete listing could fill volumes. We will update this page from time to time with different examples.

Thanks to John Smith of Old Ford Tractor for allowing us to use this information.