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I have the opportunity to buy a 1947 Ford 2N that needs an engine overhaul. The kit for the overhaul is relatively cheap an the tractor is exactly the size I need for 7 acres. $700 for the tractor. I'm going to go look at it later today, what should I be looking for, other than the obvious. Your input is greatly appreciated.
 

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I have the opportunity to buy a 1947 Ford 2N that needs an engine overhaul. The kit for the overhaul is relatively cheap an the tractor is exactly the size I need for 7 acres. $700 for the tractor. I'm going to go look at it later today, what should I be looking for, other than the obvious. Your input is greatly appreciated.
IMHO, 1947 Ford 2N with no engine at all is worth $700.00.
 

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If the tires are decent and you can run it enough to test the hydraulics etc, it might be an ok deal. 2N s only have 3 speed trans and the dreaded front mount distributor.
 

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I would pass.....

What state is it in? That tractor would bring $50-$100 over scrap price in this part of Texas. There was an 8N in Valley Mills with no engine - complete - for $100.

Here's another 8N for $1200 OBO
https://waco.craigslist.org/grd/5156507750.html

My father in law bought a Ferguson TO-20 with a fresh (Continental) engine, new radiator and new front tires, and a front end loader for $2250.

Here is a 1970 Ford 2000 tractor that is 5 times what a 2N could ever hope to be:
https://waco.craigslist.org/for/5165047699.html
 

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Ford NAA Tractor in Indiana, $1500
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-NAA-Tractor/141748580871

FORD 640 TRACTOR WITH FORD BRUSH MOWER (also Indiana)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-640-TRACTOR-WITH-FORD-BRUSH-MOWER/381364246916

MASSEY FERGUSON 35 2 WD DIESEL TRACTOR (N. Carolina) $2550
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MASSEY-FERGUSON-35-2-WD-DIESEL-TRACTOR/311424154342

I bought a "broken" Yanmar YM2000 in Arkansas off of ebay for $450. I spent about $200 for parts from Hoye Tractor Parts and about $100 from Western Kentucky Tractor parts. GREAT Little diesel tractor for under $1000!

The deals are out there....
 
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