As the late sparkie-meister Dell use to say, "...you can paint it enny colour you like, as long as it ain't green n' yeller...". ; > ) When the 8N model was released in July, 1947, dealers were instructed by corporate suits to paint remaining 2N inventory the new Vermillion (red) and Medium Grey shades in an attempt to 'fool' potential new buyers into thinking they were getting the new 8N model. many farmers also painted their tractors as well. My uncles painted their early 1939 9N the new Ford Blue and Off White when the Thousand Series models came out in the early 1960's. Like they did with the 2N/8N, dealers also offered to paint anyone's Hundred Series model the new Blue and White as well. Here's an vintage dealer AD:
As a newbie, many of us suggest you invest in the essential manuals and read religiously if ya wanna be a successful N-Owner...
FORD 8N TRACTOR ESSENTIAL OWNER/OPERATOR/PARTS/SERVICE MANUALS:
Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)