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#1 VintageIronCollector OFFLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2016 - 08:04 PM

Well after about 3 years collecting Jacobsens I finally got my first ford today. It needs a lot of love and TLC but for what I paid I can't complain. Got it to pop on starting fluid today but didn't run it on that so I wouldn't damage the engine. Need to get some missing parts but I'm not gonna throw a lot into making it pretty. Just functioning.

 

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Posted June 23, 2016 - 01:09 AM

A nice find! Good to see another saved.
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Posted June 23, 2016 - 06:08 AM

Not a bad looking tractor! Congrats!


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Posted June 23, 2016 - 09:00 AM

Nice looking little beast


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Posted June 23, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Well today it's running and driving!

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Posted June 23, 2016 - 03:23 PM

That's great to hear! Have fun with it.


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Posted June 23, 2016 - 04:38 PM

The goal of this tractor is to make it run and drive great while at the same time not having to invest a lot into it. So far I'm at about $110(which includes the $100 the tractor cost me). I need to put some belts on it along with a laundry list of things but I'm not gonna spend a lot and I'm not going to modify anything that it can't be put back to original.


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Posted June 23, 2016 - 04:54 PM

Sounds like a good plan to me! Make a show butt buggy out of it! Make it run well and get you from point A to B and back!


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Posted July 03, 2016 - 10:17 AM

First update in over a week but here is how it looks right now. I replaced the rusted out Ford parts with jake parts I had laying around. Need to do a diesel flush through the transaxle because it had a rusty sludge in it. I'm putting a pulley off a 1965 chief on the crankshaft because the pto that was on it was badly damaged. After all that I'll have to get battery cable ends and put on throttle cables and replace the starter belt and she should be good to go.

 

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Posted July 03, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Looks patriotic!


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Posted July 05, 2016 - 12:10 PM

Got the wheel weights on today.

 

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Posted July 05, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Looks like it's about ready to go to work!


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Posted July 05, 2016 - 03:20 PM

Looks like it's about ready to go to work!

just a few more things. I noticed on the throttle control lever the way the cable fits in im not sure how it's supposed to be replaced cause both the throttle and choke cables need to be replaced.



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Posted July 05, 2016 - 04:02 PM

Been a couple months since I looked at the Jake cables! Not sure what you mean.



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Posted July 06, 2016 - 07:31 AM

Must be retired. I'm glad to get to my tractor once a week for maintenance or upkeep!
If that were a tractor from today's plastic, it wouldn't last! Nice job reviving a classic!




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