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Posted February 27, 2015 - 04:42 PM

I was real surprised at the condition myself. I bought a B1 last March that looked great, but the rear axle, steering, and engine were worn out. That tractor is completely apart and will eventually get restored. I'm planning on leaving this one original, but it will most likely get a new piston, rings, rod, gaskets, and a valve job. I have to pull the engine anyway to replace the ignition with an original unit. I'm glad that the plastic covers are still intact on the front hubs. I had to head into work, so I didn't have time to check the date of the engine. I'll have some time tomorrow afternoon to mess with it.
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Posted February 27, 2015 - 05:27 PM

The seller was a heck of a nice guy and we could have talked for hours, but I had to head home. He let me take some pics of his two Baird Beaver tractors that he's hanging on to. It was the first time that I was able to see one of these tractors close up, and they are interesting machines. Gotta love this hobby! Always something interesting to see and there's no lack of good people involved in it.

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Posted February 27, 2015 - 05:58 PM

Congrats on the nice find.  You'll be having lots of fun with that tractor this coming summer. 


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Posted February 27, 2015 - 06:07 PM

Wow great deal Classic. Thats a fine looking B-1 you have there. And the Hi-Low is just icing on the cake I guess you could say.

 

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Posted February 27, 2015 - 06:23 PM

Good move grabbing that one. It looks to be in nice shape.

Have fun with it.


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Posted February 27, 2015 - 06:40 PM

Wow great find and with a front counter weight and a hi/lo in the deal too ! That was a great grab !


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Posted February 27, 2015 - 09:17 PM

Excellent find. I was number 2 on the list and would have loved to have gotten that package back to WI. 


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Posted February 27, 2015 - 11:22 PM

The seller said he got more calls about the tractor after I called yesterday. Craigslist deals can be iffy at times, and I like to wrap up the deal ASAP. I've missed a few good deals in the past, but I can't complain. If I didn't show up by noon today, it would have been offered to the next person in line. We did have an agreement, and I let the seller know what time to expect me and I called him when we were 20 miles out. I'm glad he kept his word and it turned out to be a good day and some good conversation.
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Posted February 27, 2015 - 11:35 PM

Glad you got it. Selfishly I had hoped you wouldn't show. It's in good hands for sure. There are a few on CL around WI but over priced and beat up. Patience is the key.


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Posted February 27, 2015 - 11:44 PM

Some real nice ones do show up, but patients is the key for sure. I wasn't really looking for another B1, since I've been concentrating on restoring a Mighty Mite tractor. This B1 will put me behind a bit on that, but it's too cold out to work on it anyway. The timing was a bit off coming across this B1, but it always seems to be the case with these old machines.

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Posted February 28, 2015 - 11:14 AM

Glad it found a good home.
That tiller is worth it's weight in gold as far as I'm concerned.
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Posted February 28, 2015 - 12:12 PM

Are these tillers hard to come by? I have another for my '62 Squire and it's in decent shape.

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Posted February 28, 2015 - 12:24 PM

Are these tillers hard to come by? I have another for my '62 Squire and it's in decent shape.

Not hard to find, maybe a little hard to find not worn out :thumbs:
These things work so well, you will be impressed.
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Posted February 28, 2015 - 12:33 PM

Thanks MH. I made a short test run in the garden with the Squire and it did fine. I just didn't have time to really use it much.

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