In Reply to: In the market for an 8N posted by David on June 14, 2017 at 22:02:25:
It is very smart to do the research up-front. Many people pay too much for a "restored" 8N, spend a bunch of time and money the first time it won't start, get thoroughly disgusted, then trade-up to something more modern. If you really don't want another project, (and want a tractor that just works) it is hard to beat the small 3-cylinder diesels. Antique gas engines were made when frequent tune-ups were standard procedure. Keeping antique gas engines running right takes a lot of work compared to any of the modern gas or diesel engines we have become used to. I currently have a 2N, 8N, a Ford 3000, and a Flathead V8-8N that will be ready to crank up and drive in the next week or two. My tractors all have gas engines. They all require tune-up work. That is OK with me. I thoroughly enjoy working on my tractors as much as working with them.