This is a late 1952 tractor and has the following distinguishing
Front tie rod ends with longer stud, castle nut and
Spindle arms with additional clearance for the castle
nut above the axle.
Lube hole on the front of the upper column between the
steering wheel and dash board of the steering box.
Transmission housing has larger bulge on the left rear
side to allow for a larger gear to lower the reverse gear ratio.
Upper rear lift arms with more rectangular cross
Elenco 4w Drive Notes
Serial numbers are as
Torque limiter: 59035186
The Elenco 4W drive kit
was purchased from Dan Simecek in 2005. Missing parts were drive
shaft, drive coupler/sprocket, Nut & Bushing Assy.(4054), PTO Spool,
Reinforcement jack assy. ( 1300)
The Front Axle was
restored by my friend Chuck Piper and "RED". Since the Axle is
actually a 3/4 Ton Power Wagon parts were readily available.
All Power Wagon parts
including drive shaft were purchased from:
Vintage Power Wagons
302 South 7th Street
Fairfield, Iowa 52556
Elenco Parts were
purchased from Tony's Tractor Parts (Elenco):
Tony's tractor Parts
252 Crane Hill Rd.
Wilbraham, Ma 01095
Drive Ratio and Tire Selection assistance was provided by
Tony Jacobs and "Red".
Rear Axle Ratio 6.66
Chain Ratio (Pinion coupler 19 tooth) (Transfer case 17
Front - Firestone 8x16 All Traction Field & Road
(Purchased from m.e. Miller tire
Rear -Firestone 11.2x28 Field & Road (Purchased from my
local Firestone dealer to avoid shipping cost)
- The 8N center axle (4 hole) was replaced with one from a Ford 600
(5 hole) to allow the Elenco unit to bolt up without modification.
We need to add about 3/8 of shim material between the 600 axle and
Elenco to get needed clearance for the axle support.
- The replacement Power Wagon Drive shaft needed to be shortened to
- The left side running board front support bracket was cut to
provide required drive shaft clearance. The inside hole
remains to provide needed support for running board.
- The running board was cut to provide required drive shaft
clearance. The remaining outside running board tab would be
supported later by the PTO shaft cover.
- A PTO shaft cover was fabricated.
- The clutch peddle was modified by adding a riser to allow needed
throw since the PTO shaft cover would otherwise be in the way.
- A drive sprocket was removed from an 800 series drive coupler and
welded to our 8N Coupler with special care to ensure that it is
aligned with the sprocket in the transfer case.
- The PTO shifter handle needed to be relocated since the Elenco
Transfer Case and chain/sprocket need this space. The
Nut & Bushing Assy.(4054) and PTO
Spool purchased from Tony Jacobs were used to relocate the PTO to a
location near the front left side of the center case.
This location is the same as 800 and 800 series conversions.
The exact location at first seems to be difficult to determine,
however, once you get past the emotion it's really not hard to
identify. First the PTO shifter handle and linkage need to be
removed from the old side cover plate. The existing PTO shifter
spool and shaft need to be cut to allow clearance for the sprocket
added to the drive coupling. We cut ours short with only 1/8
inch exposed with the shifter in the front most position. With
the spool now removed we installed the new spool on the front of the
shaft in place of the original nut and washer. I suspect you
could cut the old spool from the shaft and thread it but we were
lucky enough to have the correct one. The new spool needed to
be trimmed because it bumped the transmission bearing retainer
before the PTO detent engaged in the forward position. Once
the PTO shifter is reinstalled the exact location of the center case
hole can be identified. Since the shifter is being moved forward on
the same horizontal plane just measure from the top of the center
housing down to the center of the old cover plate. The flat
surface of the center housing where the lift cover sits is a perfect
reference since it extends all the way to the front of the case and
is parallel to the drive line and PTO shifter shaft. Next with
the PTO shifter in the center of it's throw measure from the rear of
the transmission casting to the center of the PTO Shifter spool.
Mark this spot on the outside of the case and drill a small
pilot hole then drill the hole to 1" size. Grind the outside of the
case level around the hole to allow the bushing to seat properly.
Install The Nut & Bushing Assy.(4054)
in the hole loosely then place the shifter linkage through the
bushing along with a 5/8 collar, o-ring and machine washer purchased
separately. Use silicone to seal the bushing where it seats with the
casting. Push the shifter linkage firmly into the spool and tighten
the setscrew on the 5/8 collar to provide retention in this
- Install Reinforcement jack assy. between the two sides of the
center case to ensure torque from the chain and transfer to not
collapse the case under heavy load.