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Antique tractor thread

Discussion in 'Farming and Gardening Forum' started by fwgsaw, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. eric_271

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    Beautiful work. Excellent attention to detail.
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    That's a 2008 with 250 hours I drug home. It burnt down in a barn fire. The guy I bought it from had cleaned it up and put the wrong color back on so I blasted all the panels and like you shot a good epoxy primer followed up with a base coat clear coat.

    Getting close to finishing up. Got a parts list a mile long in it. Lol
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    Why do people paint tractors the wrong color? It just kills me to see the wrong color on a Massey. I can't count all the times I've seen these with the old Ferguson Grey where it's supposed to be Flint Grey Metallic or ones like my 253 painted Flint Grey, instead of Charcoal Grey.
    Nice work on your machine btw, it didn't look that good when it was new. That's a good looking backhoe too!
     
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    My brother has an A that he will sell, don't know what shape it's in, but looks good. Looks like about 200 miles due east of you.
     
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    The yellow/white cub in the back post is a regular cub, NOT cub cadet! lol!! I have some just like that one! thanks ; sonny580
     
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    I know it's not super old but here's a 1976 white 1370 I picked up this fall. Pretty cool tractor. Somebody did a partial restoration on it, I need to replace the hydraulic pump as it's a bit weak. Got a steal of a deal on it. [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Need a little more blue on this thread, 55 Fordson major, just did a total rebuild on the engine and put her back to work, that is not my place but just where I bought it. fordson2.JPG
     
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    Beautiful picture, I spent many hours on one back in the 60's chopping corn with a 1 row chopper for the bunker.

    Note, I notice that the seat is not original.
     
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    Creature comforts :D
     
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    Could have got the original seat but this one is nicer on the butt
     
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    Went to start it this spring and nothing. Latest survey says coil, so have one on order. Guess Ford made a million 8N tractors. Yupper, that's me on it last year.. Only pic I have image0000001.jpg
     
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    Nice 8N, that is what I was originally looking for when my major came along at a price I couldn't resist, ran good for a year but one of the sleeves got a hole in it from electrolysis from lack of protective coolant during it's long life so thought while I got it tore down might as well replace all sleeves - pistons etc, Runs great and should be good for a long time .
     
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    Beetlejuice ArboristSite Guru

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    I moved to chainsaws, cuz everything on cars, trucks, AND tractors are HEAVY. So now I fix saws and buck logs.. It's only cord wood, but heavy nevertheless.. I zoomed in on my pic.. That looks like the day after the night before..and could be.. Those old motors do last a long time, and rebuild able. Like my old MACs.
     

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