In Reply to: How far to go on a restore posted by Barry on August 30, 2020 at 01:43:39:
You may be able to reuse pistons depending on what you find when you take the engine down. Just know going into it that if you have a $1500 8N before restoring it, putting another $2000 to $3000 into it will not make it a $4500 8N. It will still be a $2500 8N after restoration. It sounds like you would be doing this restoration for personal reasons, so go as far as you feel comfortable with. If your tires are good, you are halfway there already as they are one of the biggest expenses for a tractor. I like the rugged simplicity of these old tractors as a reminder of when things were built to last and not designed to only last 5 years.