In Reply to: In the market for an 8N posted by David on June 14, 2017 at 22:02:25:
Well, looks like I'll be joining the 8N family. The advice and comments shared were all appreciated, including the advice to look at other options. In the end I decided to stick with the 8N because, well, because I think they're cool.
I have agreed to purchase a '47 and pick it up later this week. The history I have on it is that it spent its entire life in NE Wisconsin. I will be the 4th owner. Owner #2 was a Ford tractor mechanic, and he bought it to restore. He went through entire drivetrain including the rear end and hydraulics. Hardened seats and correct valves were installed to handle unleaded gas. 40-45 psi oil pressure at idle running 30wt oil. Owner #3, who lived a quarter mile down the road, painted it. Original sheet metal, with all its bumps and wear. Everything works as it should, runs great! A solid, honest ol' girl.
Drove it, and had a ball. I worked the price down due to pretty worn rear tires and the start of a rear axle seal leak.
Thanks again everyone for your help. The advice on things to look for really helped.