What's it worth ? : Non running Ford 9N - See pics.

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Well.... Guys... What'a think it worth..?

Had it for a number of years up at our camp. It was a pretty decent tractor, but as it wore out, dad kind'a cannibalized it.

Rear tires are about 18-20 yrs old. Very good condition. ( Front tires are fairly new too. )
The one that is on backwards.... probably 5-6 yrs ago, has a new rim, tube and is filled with beat juice.
The other is filled with calcium, new rim on that one when dad got the tires.

Up till about 3-4 yrs ago, its been inside.
But.... in order to make room for other stuff, she got put outside.

Well.... I don't have the time to restore it, and with the 3710, I got no use for it,.... so I plan on throwing it on Craig's list.
Its gotta be worth something..... I'd like to get a few bucks for it.

But... have no idea on how to price it.

Shoot me your thoughts. :unsure:

Its located in 14787
 

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Wait until the monkeypox stimulus money drops then list it for 5K. But if youre in more of a rush i think no more than $800 non running.
 
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List it for $1000 be prepared for offers that are much less.
 
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Its worth what ever anyone is willing to pay,, and I fear that not going to be much
 

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It depends on how much hassle you want to put up with. as a tractor for sale maybe 800 or 1000 it will take a week or a month to get rid of. but as parts maybe 2000 of more one part at a time it may take years to get rid of. On the other end of the spectrum a junker may pay you a couple hundred and its gone in a day. On the other hand they are a fun tractor to work on and if you get it running and working it maybe worth a lot more than you think 3000 maybe more restored this one is 3500 CAD

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Check with a local Ford Model A club. The father-in-law's model A club had several members that collected and worked on the old N8/N9. His damn near killed me 30 years ago.
 

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Just my memory the 9N was 1939, the first of the N tractors. Followed by the 8N and 2N. I can’t tell any of them apart.

I’ve seen the clamshell fenders go for $65 each, tires and wheels have value. Other parts as well.

There were a lot of N’s made and many exist still. Good reason; great little machines.

The others are right, anything north of $5-700 is bonus. If wheels and body panels are pristine, maybe a few extra dollars in the current climate of not being able to get new-stock parts.

Just guessing you could almost order all new parts to build that tractor on line.
 
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It's a rare collectors edition antique worth one million dollars. Note the opposing direction treads on the rear tires...that was an option on that model year.

If you haul it to the reckers you might get $0.15/lb if you remove the wood parts first.
 

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Well.... Guys... What'a think it worth..?

Had it for a number of years up at our camp. It was a pretty decent tractor, but as it wore out, dad kind'a cannibalized it.

Rear tires are about 18-20 yrs old. Very good condition. ( Front tires are fairly new too. )
The one that is on backwards.... probably 5-6 yrs ago, has a new rim, tube and is filled with beat juice.
The other is filled with calcium, new rim on that one when dad got the tires.

Up till about 3-4 yrs ago, its been inside.
But.... in order to make room for other stuff, she got put outside.

Well.... I don't have the time to restore it, and with the 3710, I got no use for it,.... so I plan on throwing it on Craig's list.
Its gotta be worth something..... I'd like to get a few bucks for it.

But... have no idea on how to price it.

Shoot me your thoughts. :unsure:

Its located in 14787
I deal with N-series enthusiasts almost daily. I see nothing of collector interest on the tractor and its one of thousands. As is its a non-running $300-$500 tractor. Get it running its a $700-$800 tractor. The last non-running 8N I bought was 10+ years newer, a much improved model, solid sheetmetal, and came with a Dearborn 2 bottom plow and 5' disc. I paid $1000 for the bundle.

Dan

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It depends on how much hassle you want to put up with. as a tractor for sale maybe 800 or 1000 it will take a week or a month to get rid of. but as parts maybe 2000 of more one part at a time it may take years to get rid of. On the other end of the spectrum a junker may pay you a couple hundred and its gone in a day. On the other hand they are a fun tractor to work on and if you get it running and working it maybe worth a lot more than you think 3000 maybe more restored this one is 3500 CAD

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A friend has a 1950 model that he just mentioned he is going to sell.
His apparently has a loader, and back blade.
We all know that without power steering, the 8N loaders are really only suitable for moving feathers.
He is going to put his 8N front of the local hardware store with a $6,500 sign.

That is WAY more than most any 8N is worth, but could be,......in this area with many dirt roads, and many Summer vacation homes?
I would not be surprised if it sells for $5K.

I have a 1951 8N with a back blade and no loader.
Mine has the very desirable Sherman Hi/Lo transmission, and has a rebuilt engine ( 200 hours? ).
I am going to watch to see what he gets for his, and then price mine accordingly.
I suspect that I might get as much as $4K for mine. (just bought a new 6V battery yesterday)
As above, this is a Summer vacation home area with many dirt roads, that need far more maintenance than they usually get.

These old Fords are certainly not worth that kind of money, but if you have a dirt road to your Summer vacation home spot, well........maybe ????

I'll put up a post explaining what happened.......if/when it does happen!
 
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A friend has a 1950 model that he just mentioned that he is going to sell.
His apparently has a loader, and back blade.
We all know that without power steering the 8N loaders are really only suitable for feathers.
He is going to put his in front of the local hardware store with a $6,500 sign.

That is WAY more than most any 8N is worth, but this is an area with many dirt roads, and many Summer vacation homes.
I would not be surprised if it sells for $5K

I have a 1951 8N with a back blade and no loader.
Mine has the very desirable Sherman Hi/Lo transmission, and has a rebuilt engine ( 200 hours ).
I am going to watch to see what he gets for his, and then price mine in proportion.
I suspect that I might get as much as $4K for mine.
As above, this is a Summer vacation home area with many dirt roads.

These old Fords are certainly not worth that kind of money, but if you have a dirt road to your Summer vacation home spot........maybe ????

I'll put up a post explaining what happened.......if/when it does happen!
I 'd pony up $6500 in a heartbeat for this 8N but they actually wanted $25k. I suspect its a bit nicer than your friends....

Dan

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I 'd pony up $6500 in a heartbeat for this 8N but they actually wanted $25k. I suspect its a bit nicer than your friends....

Dan

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I saw pictures of that 8N a while back, as it sat on a dealership floor.
It is really not quite an 8N anymore though.
Has 4 whl. drive, and a lot of other good stuff.
 

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I saw pictures of that 8N a while back, as it sat on a dealership floor.
It is really not quite an 8N anymore though.
Has 4 whl. drive, and a lot of other good stuff.
Its Jack Mcdevitt's project 8N with every aftermarket option he could find on it. It has a Funk flathead V8, an Elenco 4WD conversion, and a Sherman auxiliary transmission. He originally wanted a second Howard auxiliary transmission as well but the Elenco occupies that spot in the rear axle case. A classic Dearborn V-plow was later added to replace the truck plow in that picture. I got a miniscule piece of the pie with an aftermarket seat adjuster I was making. A kind and courteous man and a beautiful one of a kind 8N.

Dan
 

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Its Jack Mcdevitt's project 8N with every aftermarket option he could find on it. It has a Funk flathead V8, an Elenco 4WD conversion, and a Sherman auxiliary transmission. He originally wanted a second Howard auxiliary transmission as well but the Elenco occupies that spot in the rear axle case. A classic Dearborn V-plow was later added to replace the truck plow in that picture. I got a miniscule piece of the pie with an aftermarket seat adjuster I was making. A kind and courteous man and a beautiful one of a kind 8N.

Dan
My 1951 8N also has the Sherman Aux transmission, which is very rare.
 

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I bought 2N (1947) and refurbished it,, never understood the left brake pedal next to the clutch pedal.
As a 'nonrunner'... maybe $500, as I consider it a 'parts' tractor. Obviously 'some assembly required' as well as a complete grey paint job is needed.
Also had an 8N, restored that from the ground up(1,000s in new parts...). fun ride,worked well in the small garden.
What you get depends on the buyer and area. Some places are littered with lil fords.....
 

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My 1951 8N also has the Sherman Aux transmission, which is very rare.
Lots of times the auxiliary transmissions are worth as much or more than the tractor they are in.

Lots of Sherman transmissions were made and they are not really rare - 5 listed on eBay right now - six if you count the 15 spline one for the Hundred series. Combos go for $1K+, step ups for about $400. Creepers are harder to find and they sell for about the same as a combo. Most of the hard parts are still available.

A good Howard reduction transmission is a lot harder to find - most suffer from stripped reduction gears which are NLA and very difficult to reproduce. If you can find a good one expect to pay double or more what a Sherman combo brings and it will double the value of just about any 8N/9N.

Dan