Ford "Wartime" 2N

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Posted by Caleb on February 16, 2023 at 11:21:56 [URL] [DELETE] :

Hi all, I'm new here... stumbled across this page in search of a 2N tractor to restore to wartime condition. I have not yet purchased a tractor as I am doing the research and parts availability legwork first.
My current hang-up is that the 2N magnetos and particularly the magneto drives are hard to find. (I did take a look at the introduction to the "warhorse" pdf on this site. It was very useful.)
In my searching, looking and pondering, I have been looking at the magneto drive and the side mount distributor drive on the N series tractors. It looks to me that they are very similar if not identical. It would also make sense to me that Ford would have used the magneto drive that they had already engineered when they updated to the side mount distributor.
Can anyone confirm that they are the same? If they are the same, I have been able to find N series tractors with the side mount distributor, and if I could swap the distributor with the magneto, that would be awesome.
As a sidenote, I am not looking to build a 100% perfect wartime 2N. I primarily want to build a functional 2N with the magneto ignition. If it ends up being built with parts outside of the wartime years, I am fine with that.
I will try to attach two images of the distributor and the magneto drive for reference. I'll try to insert them, if that doesn't work, the links will be below that.
I apologize for being so long winded. Thanks in advance,


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