Hi Boss, 8N looks to be in good shape, always liked that little tractor, and there are quite a good many of them in Ireland. Don't know enough about the 414 to comment. Good luck with them both, and have a Merry Christmas, that goes to all the contributors to the forum. Bernard, Donegal Cub.
Boss, you're getting to be quite the Ford guy. I started tractor driving at 3 years old on a Ford, long before driving the Super M. If truth be known, I still have a Ford in the back corner of the barn.
Hi Buzzard Wing yes Ford did make tractors in Ireland from 1927 - 1933 and then its whole production and assembly was moved to Dagenham in England in '33. the Ford N series went into production in 1939 - '54, so none were made in Ireland. In fact the Ford N 8 came on stream in 1947 and was the cause of the major split between Ford & Ferguson, resulting in a settlement in favour of Ferguson, after a long and protracted court case, to the tune of 10 Million Dollars. So making the Ford 8 N a very famous tractor indeed. Happy Christmas to all you fantastic guys on the Cub Forum/ Bernard, Donegal Cub.