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#1 OkieGt OFFLINE  

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 07:40 PM

This tractor sat for over ten years without running, I don't know if the engine was run at all. It took three days to loosen it up and get it running, I still have clogged jets that need some seafoam and a lot of driving. The thing is fast!!! My 600.00 for the tractor, blade, tiller, and snow blower wasn't a bust

 

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 08:13 PM

That's great that you got it to run.. It's always a good feeling when the plan works.


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Posted June 07, 2013 - 08:21 PM

Congrats on Getting it running!


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Posted June 07, 2013 - 10:15 PM

The 51r battery was 80.00 and the starter rebuild was 50.00 add another 25 in cables plug and oil and I have 850.00 in it including gas money to go get it, sure that's a lot of money, but its a hobby not a business, Anyone knows this isn't a hobby that you will come out ahead in, even if you pay 100.00 for a tractor, if you restore it you can add 1000.00, plus your time to that figure. Many of my my friends have a minivan/suv and a Harley, YAWN, boring.



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Posted June 07, 2013 - 10:56 PM

Congrats on getting her running! Man that thing sure does zip around pretty quick :D

 

I agree on the money aspect. All that matters is that it makes you happy. And someone has to do it right? If people like us didn't spend the money on old GT's, then they would wind up being yet another piece of  history (and craftsmanship) lost and gone forever.


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:08 AM

Great news you got it running. Makes you worry until it fires off tho, doesn't it?

BTW,
I agree, I don't collect them as a retirement plan.

I give them the best home I can, roofs for as many as I can (parts machines outdoors) and every machine gets under my skin somehow. It's a great hobby.

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:15 AM

Doesn't it make  you feel like a little kid again when you get  to drive something that"s been sitting so long and you get it going ,good job :thumbs:


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:22 AM

The 51r battery was 80.00 and the starter rebuild was 50.00 add another 25 in cables plug and oil and I have 850.00 in it including gas money to go get it, sure that's a lot of money, but its a hobby not a business, Anyone knows this isn't a hobby that you will come out ahead in, even if you pay 100.00 for a tractor, if you restore it you can add 1000.00, plus your time to that figure. Many of my my friends have a minivan/suv and a Harley, YAWN, boring.

 

I agree

People always say to me "You got alot of money there" or "I bet a collector would pay top dollar " when I have my machines on display at shows.

I just smile and  tell people that value wise I have more into them than I will ever get out of them if I were to sell them. Since this is a hobby which i enjoy I have no intentions of selling so making $$ never comes to mind.

 

You do get a few concerned looks though when you tell them they are not worth anything or you spend 2x what their worth to get them going  :D


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:28 AM

Many people go through life equating the human experience with money and at the end of their lives they will never have known real joy or fullfilment that comes from loving something other than money, they have wasted their lives for a piece of paper, and they think were crazy for wasting our money on tractors, sad and ironic.


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Posted June 08, 2013 - 01:19 PM

What should I put on the H16, the front blade, tiller, or snowblower



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Posted June 08, 2013 - 01:51 PM

Congratulations on getting it running.  Put the tiller on it and get some ground worked up!



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Posted June 08, 2013 - 02:02 PM

I still have about a third of this field to plant. The top 2/3s of this have corn and beans about 6 inches high, I guess I'll use the tiller on it. Thanks

 

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Posted June 08, 2013 - 07:50 PM

Nice video......makes me happy too. Congratulations on a nice find.




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