# Can yo identify this???????

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#### mikemech

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It's called a 'tractor'.

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#### Tonimus

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Blasting is over rated. A good wire brushing and that rust converting primer from NAPA or someplace like that works too. It doesn't have to be show room quality. In fact if you look closely at most restore tractors, they have a better finish than Deere ever put on them... Too nice. That's why we don't bother...
+1 A twisted wire rope wheel or cup on an angle grinder will make short work of rust and some primer will keep it decent.

#### rharshberger

Careful! "Old Arn" is as addictive as Rocketry! I'm considering saving $500 for a ShopSmith lathe combo that's in good shape, as I could certainly make use of something like that. I'm going to have to blueprint a template scheme for a laminate version of these saws. Do yourself a favor, instead of the Shopsmith buy the individual tools if you can. While a Shopsmith can do many things, it does very few of them well and without a bit of "fiddling" (okay more than a bit). I inherited my Grandfathers Shopsmith Mark V and found that it really wasn't as good as the hype. Now my other Grandfathers Ford 8N tractor with the downdraft carb is still running to this day and has been a part of my family for over 60 years, too bad I didn't inherit it, but I still get to operate it every so often. #### jd2cylman ##### Still not Carl... ;-) TRF Supporter Now my other Grandfathers Ford 8N tractor with the downdraft carb is still running to this day and has been a part of my family for over 60 years, too bad I didn't inherit it, but I still get to operate it every so often. Are you sure it's a downdraft? Every 8N I've ever worked on (a lot of them) had updraft carbs... #### rharshberger ##### Well-Known Member Are you sure it's a downdraft? Every 8N I've ever worked on (a lot of them) had updraft carbs... I remember them talking about it is all, if I remember correctly the carb was mounted below the intake manifold, does that make it an updraft? So no I am not certain, mechanics are not my thing, I do mechanical repairs on my vehicles because I don't want to pay the prices our local mechanics charge. #### TopRamen ##### SA-5 Do yourself a favor, instead of the Shopsmith buy the individual tools if you can. While a Shopsmith can do many things, it does very few of them well and without a bit of "fiddling" (okay more than a bit). I inherited my Grandfathers Shopsmith Mark V and found that it really wasn't as good as the hype. Now my other Grandfathers Ford 8N tractor with the downdraft carb is still running to this day and has been a part of my family for over 60 years, too bad I didn't inherit it, but I still get to operate it every so often. Thanks for the heads up! I see a nice Yates Bandsaw on Craigslist now for$750. I'de rather save up for something like that.
https://vermont.craigslist.org/tls/5819782444.html

#### jd2cylman

##### Still not Carl... ;-)
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I remember them talking about it is all, if I remember correctly the carb was mounted below the intake manifold, does that make it an updraft? So no I am not certain, mechanics are not my thing, I do mechanical repairs on my vehicles because I don't want to pay the prices our local mechanics charge.
Yep. Updraft. Ya never know with all the aftermarket stuff that was offered for the 8N since it was made a long time ago. Aftermarket parts are huge for this tractor. Even Sears and Montgomery Wards offered stuff for these tractors back in the day...