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#1 mopargoob OFFLINE  

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Posted October 01, 2013 - 08:16 PM

Just thought I would post the only pic I have of the tractor I built when I was 11.  my little brother is hidden behind the left rear wheel, and my dad is helping to figure out the alignment of the flat belt pulleys used for the "clutch".  Taken about 1975.

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Posted October 01, 2013 - 08:29 PM

Pretty cool machine you have there :thumbs:


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Posted October 01, 2013 - 08:33 PM

Is this tractor still around today?



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Posted October 01, 2013 - 08:51 PM

Yes, but the engine was sold ( I was a dumb kid sometimes).

its sitting in the trees at the farm.  been gonna get it out of there, but life happens................


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Posted October 01, 2013 - 10:33 PM

 but life happens................

 

It sure does.

 

That's a great looking machine.  Thanks for posting it.



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Posted October 01, 2013 - 11:48 PM

Neat piece of family history there. Even without the engine, it still needs saving, after all; there are other engines out there.

Thanks for sharing the pic.

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Posted October 02, 2013 - 05:13 AM

Yes, it is a very neat maching and defently wort saving if you can. You shouldnt have a hard time finding a replacement motor.


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Posted October 02, 2013 - 05:34 AM

 That would make a good Maytag wash machine engine swap fitting ,, Hey Casey



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Posted October 02, 2013 - 05:51 AM

Looks well worth revamping! ~~ Lowell

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Posted October 02, 2013 - 06:24 AM

I love it, and I'm sure you family would love to hear it, too. 

 

Ben W.



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Posted October 02, 2013 - 07:12 AM

Good job for an eleven year old. . . .     or a 49 year old.



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Posted October 02, 2013 - 08:18 AM

That's a good story & definitely worth rescuing. If you don't want to restore at least get it out so others can enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted October 03, 2013 - 12:34 PM

Id get it to and get it fixed up.  That neat having the pictures and the story.  Seeing some current pictures would be cool.  I think this could be a great winter project for you.  :D



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Posted October 03, 2013 - 01:22 PM

If that photo wasn't color, I'd swear it was taken during the depression. Suitable for framing.


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Posted October 03, 2013 - 05:33 PM

Looks like a keeper. Do you remember what the engine was? What is in the flywheel spokes?






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