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#1 Rock farmer OFFLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 07:42 PM

Picked up another one!
I saw this on C/L on Tuesday.
$400 priced about right.
I was able to resist it! But, when I woke up Sunday morning,
The seller had just lowered the price to $250!
He said "I'm tired of answering all the stupid questions! First $250 gets it!
I couldn't hook up my trailer fast enough!
What I got is a garage kept really clean machine.
Hadn't run in quite some time. With a real nice 50" deck.
I loaded it on the trailer so fast, I'd didn't bother to really check it out at all.
The seller and his brother were surprised at how quickly I got the deck off!
These Ford decks come off in one or two minutes
When I got it home I discovered the engine compartment was stuffed with grass cuttings!
And they were a bit oily. Then I checked the dip stick. Oh no! One drip of black oil on the tip!
This could be bad!
Every thing else looked real good. So I drained the oil. Got about two ounces!
Filled the crank case with new oil. Put a new battery in and gave the key a twist.
It cranked right over! So, I put a spark tester on it. Got good spark!
So, I gave it a spritzer of ether. It fired right off!
I changed the gas line, added some gas, and it ran like new!
This is the third one of these I have.
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Posted January 31, 2016 - 07:51 PM

Holy poo ur a lucky man. I wished I could find one in that good of shape . The one I bought I'm gonna have to rebuild the engine.
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Posted January 31, 2016 - 07:53 PM

Well, now, that's nice.


Nice acquisition. Congrats on you're good luck
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Posted January 31, 2016 - 07:55 PM

Great score on that one!


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 08:23 PM

Nice find,  and even a better buy.


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 10:18 PM

What a buy, even with the risk.  Machine appears to be in great shape & it runs, for $250!


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 01:20 AM

Wow, very nice.

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Posted February 01, 2016 - 08:58 AM

That looks like a low hours machine to me. Great deal! You don't often find them that well cared for. 


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 12:49 PM

great find
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Posted February 01, 2016 - 03:34 PM

Another nice Ford!   :thumbs:   3 -165's, time to share.  :smilewink:  :smilewink:      I'll be up in the spring to check the newest acquisition out.


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 06:43 PM

So, I bought it off a guy that seemed to know everyone in town. It's a small town.
He said the original owner passed away and, left the tractor to his son.
Some years later the son is selling the house.
I doubt the son ever used the tractor.
I think he got the tractor for free.
He told me it has never had ethanol run in it!
When did they start adding ethanol to gas?
The interesting thing is it had a laminated card under the seat instructing one how to jump start it.
It had three in-line fuses under the hood, one good, one bad and one bad, but wrapped in tin foil!
I think jump starting it got it over a bad electrical connection.
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Posted February 07, 2016 - 12:10 PM

So, I'm picking through the few mnor issues this tractor had.
One was the electric PTO. When I moved the switch to activate it. The ammeter dropped to zero!
I thought must be a direct short to ground on the PTO circuit.
Today I cleaned the wire to the PTO and found a frayed spot with a strand of copper sticking out were it would short to the block.
Got that all wrapped up good took it for a ride, and seemed to work fine. I don't have a snow blower or mower deck on it. So, I can't really tell if it is working or not. So, I stopped, took the side panel off, and hit the switch. Engine nearly dies!
I'm thinking maybe a bad PTO? So, I get back in the seat and it works fine again!
I'm just not used to having safety switches that actually work!

Joe
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Posted February 08, 2016 - 06:57 AM

Glad you found the issue! Working safety's are nice to have.







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