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#1 bullseye OFFLINE  

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Posted September 28, 2012 - 11:50 AM

Its taken some time, but i finally ran across this Ford 80. My grandpa had one just like it and i've always wanted to find another. Found it on Craigslist about an hour from home. Came with tire chains, rear wheel weights and a Jacobson blade. Mower deck is in great condition and mows good. Also has all the orginal paperwork and manuals from where it was purchased new in CT. Funny thing is 2 days after i bought this one, a Ford 100 came up on CL about 20 min from where i live. Missed out on it though, already gone. Hope to start the restoration later this winter.

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Posted September 28, 2012 - 11:58 AM

Welcome! Nice 80 you have there. Great to get the documentation with it. Keep us apprised with the restoration, we love to look at pics.
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Posted September 28, 2012 - 01:36 PM

Nice looking tractor. I found this one close to me on CL. I can not afford it, but it looks nice.
http://cfl.craigslis...3270990794.html
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Posted September 28, 2012 - 02:24 PM

Nice looking tractor. I found this one close to me on CL. I can not afford it, but it looks nice.
http://cfl.craigslis...3270990794.html

I didn't see any gold included with this one!
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Posted September 28, 2012 - 02:45 PM

I didn't see any gold included with this one!

I am impressed, just think I have 2 almost like it. I would take that for both of them in one deal.lol

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Posted September 28, 2012 - 04:40 PM

WOW cool!!!
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Posted October 01, 2012 - 03:17 PM

I didn't see any gold included with this one!


I'm with Kenny on that. It's nice, but priced a little ridiculous. Anyway, that's a really nice looking 80 you have!
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Posted October 06, 2012 - 01:28 PM

thanks everyone. I've been pretty happy with it so far. I saw the CL ad Tinbender7 added. WOW, $2500 is pretty steep. I gave $400 for mine. I'll post pictures when the restoration is done. I do have 1 question, can some with an 80 send a picture of the power drive with the belt in place for the mower? I've looked all over the internet, but can't find a good clear picture of the power drive up close. I'm having some issues with mine throwing the belt and can't fiqure out whats wrong. Everything looks to be in place and moving free, but i cannot keep a belt on it.

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Posted October 06, 2012 - 06:11 PM

How old is that 80? What was the first Ford garden tractor?

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 03:23 AM

thanks everyone. I've been pretty happy with it so far. I saw the CL ad Tinbender7 added. WOW, $2500 is pretty steep. I gave $400 for mine. I'll post pictures when the restoration is done. I do have 1 question, can some with an 80 send a picture of the power drive with the belt in place for the mower? I've looked all over the internet, but can't find a good clear picture of the power drive up close. I'm having some issues with mine throwing the belt and can't fiqure out whats wrong. Everything looks to be in place and moving free, but i cannot keep a belt on it.

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I can only find a parts breakdown for the power drive. You might check with IslandFordguy (new member) His is a 100, but should be very close. Here is his thread. I don't know of too many of these older tractors and who has them. The Jake Chief is the same thing, but the members with those haven't posted for a while..
Are the deck spindle bearing okay, nothing binding there? What year is your tractor? What belt length are you using? Prior to 1971 used a 68" long belt, after was a 59" length (on a 36" deck).

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Posted October 07, 2012 - 03:26 AM

How old is that 80? What was the first Ford garden tractor?

I think the 80, 100, & 120 were the first Fords built by Jacobsen, dating back to 1/1966.




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