I have begun restoring my father’s 1951 Ford 8N. He bought this in 1975 for $600 and used it around his small farm after his retirement. He passed away in 1997, and the tractor sat unused in our barn in Lafayette County, Mississippi until two years ago. I had a friend haul it to Shannon, Mississippi where John Ivy completely rebuilt the engine for me. Now I am cleaning and stripping old dirt and peeling paint and repainting. It runs better than ever, and I’ve used our old Bush Hog to mow our pasture.