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#1 Gabriel OFFLINE  

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Posted August 23, 2014 - 09:00 PM

I was told that it was bought new by the original owner in 1964, and he died in 1968. The tractor supposedly sat till the current owner bought it 12 or 16 years ago. He says that he has maybe put 5 hours on it.

 

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Posted August 23, 2014 - 09:04 PM

I don't want to buy it and find out it needs major engine work, etc. Does it look like it could be a low hour machine? I can't tell if someone has painted over some rust on the blade.


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Posted August 23, 2014 - 09:07 PM

What might the moisture (I guess that's what it is) on the hood be from? Is it something I should be concerned about?

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Posted August 23, 2014 - 09:14 PM

Low hours I might believe but not sure about 5 hours.  Lots of little cosmetic things showing for me to buy the 5 hours but still looks very good.  From the picture the blade sure looks repainted.


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Posted August 23, 2014 - 09:19 PM

I'm on my phone right now but what I can see from here I would say go wake them up & buy it. Looks clean. From your own experience with MF you know it has a lot of good things going for you. I would say the inside of the hood is just moisture. Keep us up dated. Your making me nervous again...remember your 14 how long it took you to buy it.
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Posted August 23, 2014 - 10:21 PM

Looks to be in good condition...Keep us posted.


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Posted August 23, 2014 - 10:28 PM

Why are you considering?  Why aren't you driving to get it!    :deadhorse:  

That is a beautiful original looking tractor.  Good looking original tractors are getting scarce.

 

I don't but the five hour gag.  I put more than five hours a year on mine just simply moving my tractors in and out of the shop once a month or so.  If he only put five hours on it in 16 years, he has more money than sense.  Just saying.

 

As far as engine work goes, it is a Tecumseh HH100 cast iron engine.  It will run forever as long as the oil stays in the right place.  Did it smoke when you ran it?  Does it hesitate when you ramp the throttle wide open from idle? 

 

Go get it and then let me know how the tests go.  :rolling:

 

Ben W.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 05:03 AM

Very nice machine!  :thumbs:

The first year of that style was '66 so no way was it bought new in 64 but thats a very minor detail.   Hard to remember exact dates that long ago.  Heck,  I'm a 1970 model myself......


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:09 AM

I'd buy that if they are not asking $$$$ for it. The moisture on the hood looks like maybe oil got on there or soot from the exhaust if it was running rich, like on choke. Looks low hours to me,  5 hrs or 150 it's still in better shape then any I've seen. 


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:16 AM

   If it is not original than whoever has it did an amazing job of cleaning it!!!!!  I don't even see any dirt or grime around the carb where you would normally see it, even after 10 hour of use dirt will build up there and be a tell tale sign.  I agree that the blade has definitely been repainted, but otherwise I would say very nice machine, better than anything I have here.  I know this is against the rule but how much $$$$$  That would be the deciding factor for me. some people think these old gt's in good cond are solid gold.  Good luck and keep us posted

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:17 AM

Gabriel,

Im with the guys on this one too, looks to be in good shape, so long as it's not crazy $$$ i think you would really enjoy it, the MF's are very good tractors.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:29 AM

Good looking tractor! I think the 5 hrs. number is all the current owner says he put on it. I'd buy it if the price is right!


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 09:57 AM

 Like said in previous posts the year isn't right.It looks like it's in very good condition.The hrs I'm not sure about.The seat is not original for that era tractor.Why the seat was changed who knows.If it runs good and the price is right buy it.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 10:57 AM

Way Prettier than anything I usually buy. If price is right, I would have to have it if I wanted one. I didn have a 12, but was ratty when I got it, and Pretty again when it left here. I never did get to drive it much when finished. I never had an automatic, would like to try one of those maybe some day, mine was Vriable speed.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 09:22 PM

Low hours I might believe but not sure about 5 hours.  Lots of little cosmetic things showing for me to buy the 5 hours but still looks very good.  From the picture the blade sure looks repainted.

The current owner says he's probably put 5 hours (he said it was nice for putting hay wagons away) on it since he bought it 12 or 16 years ago. I too think that the blade has been painted, at least on the front.






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