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TSC89
09-04-2014, 06:15 PM
My dad enjoys his Ford "N" series tractors. Some he has restored to stock condition, others, well not so stock.

His latest project is an "N" Series tractor with a 1989 SC motor. He has fabricated a lot of custom parts himself.

Here are some pic's of the progress. It is a ever changing work in progress.

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TSC89
09-04-2014, 06:16 PM
A couple of pic's from the first trip out of the garage today.

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jjklongisland
09-04-2014, 09:50 PM
AWESOME!!!! How about a video... Great build!:D:D:D

sanddune24
09-04-2014, 10:16 PM
That is one cool tractor. My Grandpa had one of these tractors on the farm.

Kurt K
09-04-2014, 11:03 PM
That's awesome.

XR7 Dave
09-05-2014, 10:04 AM
Loved talking with your dad about this, he is a crazy cool dude! This has to be about the craziest Supercoupe things I've ever seen. Totally awesome! :D

BLOWN38
09-05-2014, 10:14 AM
Thats cool! Hows the exhaust routed? Have a muffler?

CaifanSC
09-05-2014, 11:32 AM
We need some Video!!! That tractor well deserves some sort of "SC" badging :).

Kurt Sunday
09-05-2014, 11:39 AM
Abe,
That is awesome! Cool Dad you have there!

What class are you guys going to enter it in at the Shootout?

David Neibert
09-05-2014, 11:46 AM
Too cool !!

David

Plat0ribs
09-05-2014, 11:53 AM
I assume he deleted the AC?

David Neibert
09-05-2014, 12:49 PM
Jim,

Curious to see how the engine was attached to transmission. I used to be a parts manager at a Ford Tractor dealer in TX back in the late 70s and could have sworn that the 8N 4 cylinder gas engine was part of the tractor's main structure and the front axle was mounted to the block (no frame). Wondering how your dad got around that issue too ?

David

TSC89
09-05-2014, 05:17 PM
Answers for your questions.

XR7 Dave
Loved talking with your dad about this, he is a crazy cool dude! This has to be about the craziest Supercoupe things I've ever seen. Totally awesome!


Dave, My dad really enjoyed taking with you too. He really appreciated the fact that you took the time to talk with him.



BLOWN38
Thats cool! Hows the exhaust routed? Have a muffler?

The exhaust manifold on the right hand is a drivers side manifold. This was done so the exhaust pipe would clear the frame on that side. No mufflers, straight pipes. :D



CaifanSC
We need some Video!!! That tractor well deserves some sort of "SC" badging .

I am working on getting a video posted. with more pictures of the other neat thiings. We are also working on the "SC" badging.



Kurt Sunday
Abe,
That is awesome! Cool Dad you have there!

What class are you guys going to enter it in at the Shootout?


Outlaw Field Plowing :eek:



Plat0ribs
I assume he deleted the AC?

Yes, the A/C has been removed and a hydraulic pump mounted in it's place to drive future accessories.



David Neibert
Jim,

Curious to see how the engine was attached to transmission. I used to be a parts manager at a Ford Tractor dealer in TX back in the late 70s and could have sworn that the 8N 4 cylinder gas engine was part of the tractor's main structure and the front axle was mounted to the block (no frame). Wondering how your dad got around that issue too ?

David



He had a custom frame mount built like the ones that were made by Funk Manufacturing when they were building the Ford tractor flat-head V-8 conversions. These pieces incorporated the front end mount and pivot. There is a flat plate of steel on the back that is machined to match the tractor transmission and the 3.8. I will get some close up pictures of the custom frame. He also welded 2 of the hoods together to make up the extra length. The Thunderbird power steering pump also provides enough pressure to drive the hydraulic ram power steering. The latest addition is building the interface to use the cruise control as a governor while using PTO driven accessories.

SCDan35thANV
09-05-2014, 05:56 PM
That's a whole lot of awesome right there cheers to a great build!:D

PDQ SC
09-06-2014, 02:02 PM
Thats nuts. :eek: Wheres the seatbelt and harness. That thing could ~~~ over teakettle easy.

MadMikeyL
09-06-2014, 10:31 PM
Where's the intercooler?

superdadsc
09-08-2014, 10:54 AM
WOW amazing!!

sleeper bird
09-08-2014, 09:24 PM
Yes the ingenuity of people is just amazing,case in point right there.I would like to see that piece of art in a vid as well.

TSC89
09-08-2014, 10:25 PM
Here are links to a couple of short videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsmoDiq0xGE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts0G4Xux_vk&list=UUWERlMrZMm0PAPfyetldjMg

jjklongisland
09-09-2014, 10:05 AM
That is so awesome... How scary fast is it?

TSC89
09-09-2014, 09:01 PM
That is so awesome... How scary fast is it?

Haven't got that far yet but he is already planning on putting a high back tractor seat with a safety belt on it after the initial test run down the street.

This tractor has a four speed manual with a Sherman Overdrive unit installed. :eek:

DrFishbone
09-09-2014, 09:58 PM
SWEEEEET!!! I love it! :D

SmokinTbirdSC
09-09-2014, 10:21 PM
That is so freakin cool. I have a 1975 Ford 2000 tractor which is basically the same as that just a little newer. It makes 36 HP and goes 17 mph in top gear. I don't want to know how scary fast 210 HP would be in one of these tractors. Your Pop is one hell of a fabricator.

TSC89
09-18-2014, 01:02 PM
Started tearing it all down today for paint.

TSC89
09-25-2014, 09:14 PM
Applied the metal etching primer earlier this week.

The last picture shows the tractor he built before the SC tractor. Another N Series with a Lincoln Flathead V-12.

TSC89
09-28-2014, 10:21 PM
We have red paint. Now to reassemble.

TSC89
09-30-2014, 01:59 PM
Started putting things back together yesterday and today.

SCrazy
09-30-2014, 02:45 PM
What a cool project!!!!

Melon
09-30-2014, 04:12 PM
I wonder how fast it would take care of a field? :D

Does your dad build them mostly for fun? Or does he show them?

TSC89
09-30-2014, 10:45 PM
He builds them for his own enjoyment. He likes to conquer the challenges of making the different combinations work.
Sometimes I don't even know what to expect when I walk in his shop. :eek:

gogo5.0
09-30-2014, 10:52 PM
Looks awesome, Jim!

benny

TSC89
10-02-2014, 05:42 PM
More pic's of progress today.

35thpartdeux
10-03-2014, 08:19 AM
So it just bypasses the intercooler huh? Maybe put a Snow kit on it. :)

Mike8675309
10-03-2014, 08:28 AM
The lack of the intercooler will significantly reduce the performance of the motor combination. For sure you don't want to add any type of overdrive to that blower without some method of cooling the intake charge if you want any kind of reasonable performance.

All that said, very cool project.

ganuolfthegrey
10-07-2014, 10:52 AM
snow meth kit and a mpx blower for the win. yes please may I have another.

Silenced
10-08-2014, 04:19 PM
snow meth kit and a mpx blower for the win. yes please may I have another.

For spare parts??

TSC89
10-16-2014, 07:13 PM
Dad brought the 9N-SC and the 9N-Lincoln V-12 out for pictures today.

The 9N-SC is pretty much done except for some gauge work, getting the cruise control to work and a high back tractor seat installed.

For those that have brought it up, yes there is no intercooler and yes I have talked with him about adding a Snow kit to it.

BLOWN38
10-16-2014, 11:52 PM
The v12 looks like a race tractor all streched out with big bolognes on the back.:cool:

Need to get him to buy this.
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Plat0ribs
10-17-2014, 10:31 AM
The v12 looks like a race tractor all streched out with big bolognes on the back.:cool:

Need to get him to buy this.


Oh my!:eek:

Kurt Sunday
10-17-2014, 11:04 AM
Beautiful!

Thanks for posting those pics Jim!

Landshark38
10-26-2014, 08:53 PM
Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TSC89
04-28-2015, 05:52 PM
Well he had so much fun building the first one he decided to build a second one.
This one will have the Ford Jubilee tractor style sheet metal when it is finished.
Here are some pictures of the progress as of today.

scskydivin
05-02-2015, 11:56 PM
This is all kinds of cool, Jim!

catoratizz
04-22-2016, 11:34 AM
Your daddy rocks! On the first photo I thought it was a pile of junk, on the second it revealed it self - awesome!!:D

slowpoke
04-26-2016, 02:11 AM
so how fast can this thing go?