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    My Dad's latest project.

    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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    Jim, SCCoA Member#: 2789

    "cuz Jim has mad skillz, yo!" Melon.
    "You guys crack me up talking about nitrous when you don't even know if you can keep it together on gasoline." XR7 Dave
    "I didn't break it, I found it's weakness."

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    A couple of pic's from the first trip out of the garage today.

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    Jim, SCCoA Member#: 2789

    "cuz Jim has mad skillz, yo!" Melon.
    "You guys crack me up talking about nitrous when you don't even know if you can keep it together on gasoline." XR7 Dave
    "I didn't break it, I found it's weakness."

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    AWESOME!!!! How about a video... Great build!

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    That is one cool tractor. My Grandpa had one of these tractors on the farm.

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    That's awesome.
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    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!
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    Thats cool! Hows the exhaust routed? Have a muffler?
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    We need some Video!!! That tractor well deserves some sort of "SC" badging .
    Current: 1993 SC 5.0L Auto Red, 1994 SC 5-speed Teal, 1995 SC 5-speed Chameleon Blue
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    Abe,
    That is awesome! Cool Dad you have there!

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

    David
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    I assume he deleted the AC?
    3 SC's over a pair of SHO's ...

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    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
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    2016 SRT Challenger Hellcat.............10.597 @ 135.78

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    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.



    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



    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.
    Jim, SCCoA Member#: 2789

    "cuz Jim has mad skillz, yo!" Melon.
    "You guys crack me up talking about nitrous when you don't even know if you can keep it together on gasoline." XR7 Dave
    "I didn't break it, I found it's weakness."

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    That's a whole lot of awesome right there cheers to a great build!

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    Thats nuts. Wheres the seatbelt and harness. That thing could ~~~ over teakettle easy.

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