Quote Originally Posted by gmwillys View Post
When I worked for a Ford tractor dealer, we specialized in the 2N, through the industrial tractors. We rebuilt everything in house, plus kept the parts on hand to do so. Now everything is just thrown away for a new item. A generator could be rebuilt for $40 parts and labor. We would turn the armature, replace the bearings and brushes. Would work like a new one.
I have a 48 8N that I rebuilt a number of years ago.