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Antique Ford Tractor: Ford 8N with Funk V8

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This picture is a 1952 model. It has been converted to use an 8-cylinder engine.

Ford 8N with Funk V8 Tractor


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Kevin White wrote on Thursday, November 11, 2010 (PST):
  • I WANT TO PUT A 53 MERC FLAT HEAD 8CYL INTO A 52 8N FORD. DOES ANYONE HAVE BLUEPRINTS OR DIAGRAMS I HAVE WELDER/SHOP AND EXPERIENCE, JUST WANT TO MAKE IT BUT DON T WANT TO RE-INVENT THE WHEEL SO TO SPEAK.
    steve A wrote on Monday, August 16, 2010 (PDT):
  • does any one know if you can use a latter model v8 for conversion
    steve A wrote on Monday, August 16, 2010 (PDT):
  • teeter how did you do the conversion so cheap
    Jeff Thompson wrote on Sunday, December 20, 2009 (PST):
  • Am looking into putting a v8 in a old John Deere any one have any idea s.
    Glenn Winter wrote on Saturday, November 14, 2009 (PST):
  • Ihave a 8n flathead 6 funk conv.for sale very good shape 6000 and a v8 4x4 8n show tractors for sale 12,500 both have o/u shermans thanks Glenn
    Mike Goodwin wrote on Sunday, August 02, 2009 (PDT):
  • What do you want to know about them I have one restored to the most orginal you may ever find. Complete with the correct over-under Sherman transmission and lock out for the draw bars. If nterested let me know I have lost interest in it due to children and business and I am willing to part with it. Truly one of a kind!
    DAMON SABATINI wrote on Friday, April 24, 2009 (PDT):
  • I HAVE A FLAT HEAD FORD I THINK IT IS LATE 30,S OR 40 HAS WATER PUMPS ON HEADS CAN SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE TO SEE WHAT YEAR IT IS AND VAULE
    Chief wrote on Monday, January 26, 2009 (PST):
  • You can tell the difference between the 60 and 105 horse engine by the head bolts.The 60 horse had 20 the later model and the 100 horse power had 24 headbolts to each side. The 60 horse power models had the ignition mounted between the two water pumps on the front of the engine. The 100-105 horse power engines had the ignition mounted top front of the intake mantifold.
    MIKE wrote on Thursday, July 10, 2008 (PDT):
  • I need to write an article about a tractor like this please write to me
    Gary Oglestone wrote on Thursday, May 01, 2008 (PDT):
  • Reply to Vicki s note of May 2007.I would be interested in at least one of those if the blocks aren t cracked or corroded.
    Wayne H Rayman wrote on Thursday, April 10, 2008 (PDT):
  • am interested in buying a 8n ford funkv8 Iowa
    Garry Hanson wrote on Sunday, September 30, 2007 (PDT):
  • My dad would like to buy a funk with a V8 in it! If you have one for sale we would like to buy it!
    GARY wrote on Friday, September 07, 2007 (PDT):
  • FUNK AIRCRAFT IN WITCHAW KS, MADE CONVERSON KIT TO INSTALL 6CYL ENG. WAS FEW 8.INSTALED SEVERAL .
    Wayne Niccum wrote on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 (PDT):
  • Hello, does the lady named vickie still have all those V8 flatheads where are you located thank you for your time. also looking for a ford two roll planter. thanks, wayne niccum in Indiana
    Tom Groff wrote on Sunday, June 17, 2007 (PDT):
  • Does any know if thay stell make new engines for the 8n ford tractor
    alene wrote on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 (PDT):
  • I m trying to get an approximate value on an 1952 Ford 8N Tractor, excellent condition, electric start
    Melanie Gann wrote on Friday, May 25, 2007 (PDT):
  • I was at a swap meet a month ago and seen one sell for 150. I thought it was too cheap!
    Vicki wrote on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have 12 Ford V8 Flatheads and I am trying to figure out how much they may be worth. If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it.
    don wrote on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 (PST):
  • Could anyone tell me how much a Ford Flathead V8, 100hp. it s a late 1940 s or early 1950 s motor,could be worth. It has been completely restored and painted and runs real good!! Thank You
    funkie guy wrote on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 (PDT):
  • if you kow of any ford funks for sale please tell me at my email address thank you
    Steve Smith wrote on Sunday, June 04, 2006 (PDT):
  • Loking for Ford with V-8 can be any condition as long as complete. thanks
    Doug Reachard wrote on Sunday, November 27, 2005 (PST):
  • If anyone is interested in puting a V8 60HP in your 2N-8N-9N Series tractor contact me for the adapter. 307-587-4010 rdreachard at wtp.net
    brad thompson wrote on Sunday, July 31, 2005 (PDT):
  • i have a funk 6 cyl conv on my 48 iam in need of starter bendix drive,starter housing,and bearing. need help locating
    J Clark wrote on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a 4cyl for my 9n to rebuild. If you are in to the V8 swap,mabey I can buy your 4cyl.
    jerry miles wrote on Sunday, April 10, 2005 (PDT):
  • I HAve a 8n with out a motor and also have a 9ohp flat head v8 and would like any info about adapters that i would need to make this work. also have other 8n and ford tractors .thank you
    j. cooper wrote on Monday, April 04, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a 1949 8-n ford funk 6 conversion,tractor starts and runs,good hydraulics and tires. sheet metal needs cosmetic repairs(rusty) asking $2750.00 Houston Tx. (281)744-4935 needs carb. and exhaust manifold.
    Avery Allred wrote on Sunday, February 06, 2005 (PST):
  • Anyone interested in purchasing 100hp V8 Conversion Kits. Please Contact me. Thanks, Avery www.hotmower.com
    Bill Fitch wrote on Saturday, February 05, 2005 (PST):
  • I own a 1950 8N, would like to know if there is a converision from a 4cyl to a v8 if so email me Thanks
    shadrock wrote on Monday, January 24, 2005 (PST):
  • I own a 1950 model flathead v8 rated 100 hp how much trouble would it be to install in 8n tractor need how to book shadetree machinist mechanic by trade or is there still a conversion kit still sold today also have a 150 trysicle diesel massey ferguson for sale in good condition very rare tractor would trade for 4000 or 5000 ford trysicle diesel type of tractor or sell outright
    Butch Winchar wrote on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 (PST):
  • Is there any info out there on how to perform this conversion from 4 cyl. to V8? I'm interested. I have a '52 8N. Thx, Butch Winchar Renton, WA.
    tim cruse wrote on Friday, December 03, 2004 (PST):
  • How do you mount the starter on the V-8 conversion? Explain please?? Also which clutch and pressure plate I use, the one on the tractor or from the truck??
    Zeb James wrote on Thursday, November 04, 2004 (PST):
  • I am considering purchasing a ford 8N tractor to convert into a funk V8. What is the going price for fair shaped tractor of this kind that needs some attention but not too much. I also would like to know where I can purchase a Funk V8 conversion.
    Zeb James wrote on Thursday, November 04, 2004 (PST):
  • I am considering purchasing a ford 8N tractor to convert into a funk V8. What is the going price for fair shaped tractor of this kind that needs some attention but not too much. I also would like to know where I can purchase a Funk V8 conversion.
    Chris Faulkens wrote on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 (PDT):
  • My grandfather owned a 1952 Ford 8N w/ a V8 engine. He passed away a couple years ago and I am trying to sell the tracotr for my grandmother. It does run, however it currently needs a new voltage regulator. I am going to check on it next weekend and will email pictures to anyone interested. Just contact me by email.
    Dennis G. Allison wrote on Friday, May 28, 2004 (PDT):
  • I just purchased a 1949 8N Ford at least the seller says "that it is to the best of his knowledge", anyway it has been converted to 12 volt, but the ajuster rod that holds the alternater belt tight is hitting the alternater keeping it from tightening the belt up!The rod is bolted down onto the front head bolt. Can anyone tell me if there is another rod that I can use that does not hit the alternater and if so would it bolt to the front head bolt as well?
    tim metz wrote on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 (PDT):
  • IF SOMEONE HAS SOOM DIMINSIONS OR BLUE PRINT FOR ONE OF THESE BELL HOUSING ADAPTERS I HAVE A MACHINE SHOP AT MY HOME AND AM INTERESTED IN DOING A CONVERSION MYSELF TIM 812-526-2404 AFTER 6PM
    Tony Maroney wrote on Friday, March 05, 2004 (PST):
  • I see many seeking info in the Funk v8 conversion. Has anyone come up with info, or the bell housing adapter plate? Looks like an opportunity for a whiz-bank machinist!
    kenneth kracht wrote on Thursday, January 08, 2004 (PST):
  • Ihave aford with a funk change over to a flat head 6 cyl. Runs good what is it worth.
    a stewart wrote on Sunday, September 21, 2003 (PDT):
  • i am interested in any info. on building the adapter plate for 8n to flathead v8. thanks
    todd erickson wrote on Saturday, November 23, 2002 (PST):
  • i am looking for conversion kit to put v8 in a 9n does anyone know where to get kit email me please thanks
    Jim wrote on Sunday, November 17, 2002 (PST):
  • does anybody know where to get a 4cylinder to a v8 conversion kit or a bell houseing adapter for a 1952 ford 8n any information would be appreciated e-mail me at Murphy66 at webtv.net or Jbm4166 at aol.com thanks
    Boobday wrote on Saturday, September 21, 2002 (PDT):
  • I an looking for the FUNK adapter kit and parts to convert an 8n to a v8. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance for your help or info. Bob
    Chris Parmer wrote on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 (PDT):
  • We are turning a 1952 4 cylinder ford 8N into a V8 and we need to know if anyone knows how to make the adapter plate. This is being done at my school and we don't have the money to buy the adapter plate. If anyone knows how, please e-mail me.
    MILAN MCMANNIS wrote on Saturday, July 27, 2002 (PDT):
  • LOOKING FOR SOME TIPS ON STRETCHING MY 9N HOOD FOR THE V8 CONVERSION. ANYONE HAVE A SECTION OF HOOD OR IS THERE ANOTHER ROUTE?
    Copper Head wrote on Friday, July 26, 2002 (PDT):
  • Thanks for putting the Funk-Ford on the web. I didn't know there was such a critter.
    David Yaeger wrote on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 (PDT):
  • Would like phone no. or Email address for Teeter regarding his flathead V-8 converstion. Thank you.
    bob hoag wrote on Wednesday, May 08, 2002 (PDT):
  • i am looking for a converson kit could anybody help thanks bob
    Teeter wrote on Sunday, March 31, 2002 (PST):
  • I have converted a 8n to a flat head V-8 100 hp started in June 2001 finished in March 2002. In just my spare time built conversion myself total $73.00 in material. Showed in tractor show In White Oak N.C. out of approx. 100 tractors placed Best Of Show. Very Proud Of It!!!!!!!!
    Reuben Miller wrote on Monday, January 14, 2002 (PST):
  • Most of the commentaries are from people who left only their names. No addresses or phone numbers. Would Phil Thompson please contact me at (780) 963-9730 Fax (780)963-6209 We are searching for the FUNK FORD 8N Conversion kit. Thanks
    danny whitson wrote on Friday, May 18, 2001 (PDT):
  • hi, my name is danny. i am fastated with the funk comvertion kit. i would like to find one for my 1943, if anybody knows where i can find a used or a new kit please email me, it is a fastateding discovery for me.all help will apperation. please email me thank you danny
    Donn wrote on Tuesday, November 21, 2000 (PST):
  • I'am currently working on a 60hp conversation in a 52 8n, would like to correspond with anyone else who is doing the same
    Mark Honecker wrote on Thursday, October 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have my grandpa's "52" 8N. I Would like to install a flathead V8 I am looking for any help I can get.. And if any one has a flathead v8 for sale in any condition..
    tom beall wrote on Sunday, October 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • Hi, Maybe someone here canhelp me identify a flathead v-8 I have. It's of the 49 to 53 design, is yellow, has k 393 on block above bellhousing, has eab heads with L262 on right head.I can't find an automotive code for k393 and the color isn't right either. ford did make an industrial motor in yellow. Is the code industrial? if anyone knows e-mail me with any info you may have. thanks Tom Beall
    James Monroe wrote on Thursday, September 21, 2000 (PDT):
  • Does anyone sell just the bellhousing adapter(49-53 V8)? The rest of it appears quite simple. If you have had experience with this conversion, I would like to exchange imformation with you. Thanks! I am a 63 year old with a shop and lots of cars and tools, not a novice. James
    Howard wrote on Tuesday, September 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have been getting part and peices together for setting a 60H.P. v/8 into a 8N for sometime and Iwould like to hear from some one that is doing alike project. I put a V/6 Mustange into a ferguson, but the Ford into a ford is a little diferent ballgame thanks howard
    Daryl wrote on Monday, August 07, 2000 (PDT):
  • Would like to know if anyone has a 8n or 9n Ford tractor with a funk v8 engine for sale. Wanted as a project tractor. E-mail me.
    cj wrote on Sunday, July 09, 2000 (PDT):
  • You can if you can find a 6n?!? Just use money a tourch and a big enough hammer!!!
    daniel wrote on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 (PDT):
  • Iwant to know if I could put a 454BB 600hp in a 6n
    Johhny Chandler wrote on Thursday, March 16, 2000 (PST):
  • I would like to know if a funk v8 engine will fit a 1939 9n ford tractor?
    DAVID COURTNEY wrote on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 (PST):
  • DO HAVE LIST OF ANYBODY BUILDING KITS TODAY
    darrel miller wrote on Saturday, January 22, 2000 (PST):
  • Love the v8s and funk 6 conversions. Would be interested in any of them or any parts..I am doing a V860 in an original 40 9n now Hope it works
    Wayne Woolley wrote on Thursday, January 06, 2000 (PST):
  • What kind of V8 engine. Is there any information in a book about how to convert to a V8?
    Miguel J. Atucha wrote on Saturday, September 04, 1999 (PDT):
  • Sirs, I owne two 8N tractors, would like to know more about Funks convertion to six and eight cylinder,which is the resulting power obtained on each convertion. Would like more information on, many thanks, sincerely Miguel J.Atucha
    Donn wrote on Friday, August 20, 1999 (PDT):
  • Would like to chat with anyone who has or is in the process of converting an 8n to a v8, especially the 60 hp v8. I'am looking for the answers to a few questions and may also be able to help someonr else. Thanks, Donn
    Harold wrote on Wednesday, August 04, 1999 (PDT):
  • can someone tell me how to change a genator on an 8n to an alternater and what parts are needed. a wire digram would also be helpful. Does an 8n run a alternater at enough rpm's?
    Jim wrote on Monday, July 19, 1999 (PDT):
  • I think that this site is the best for finding the best pictures on the net
    Nick Anderson wrote on Friday, July 16, 1999 (PDT):
  • I am a 15 year old boy.My grandpa owns a 1939 or 1940 (not sure) 8-n ford with the funk v-8 engine in it. we are wanting to know how much it would be worth. it has the original engine in it.we have totally restored it and just had the carborater rebilt.It is up for sale so if anyone would want to see it or are interested please email me or call me at 1-937-653-6128.
    franklin flowers wrote on Sunday, May 23, 1999 (PDT):
  • wanting info. on upgrades for the 8N
    dennis jones wrote on Friday, April 23, 1999 (PDT):
  • Aarnold Robbins of Wainfleet Ontario Canada has restored one of these.Its a beauty !


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