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#1 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 01, 2017 - 07:19 PM

A couple of years ago I had this Country Squire out and put pictures on the site. A couple of members were kind enough to advise me that the hood was not original material.
I can live with that.

While car shopping with my daughter, I was talking to a gentleman and he said he had an original plow for his uncle's Country Squire. He said it worked fine with his Country Squire but when he sold the Squire, the plow did not go with it. Fast forward 10 years and he has acquired his father's Power King with 24in Rears. It also came with a plow and that reminded him of his uncle's old plow in the barn.

When he got it out, he realized they were different. He said he tried it on his Power King and because of the 24-inch rears it did not work well. I am still fine-tuning it with the CS, but am able to turn dirt and the setup leads me to believe it may be right.
Actually, I think most of my problems come from a very rusty moldboard.

Even if it ends up that it isn't oem, it looks good back there and it works. It also makes me smile.

The plow beam and the front attachment point as well as the U bolt are green, the brackets behind The mold board are reddish orange. All of the paint looks old.
The square head nuts behind the plow bracket allow for a 5 or 10 degree adjustment of the plow angle. This is done with cam spacers and look very original.
The depth wheel is not original, it is a Brinley and I have already removed it.

Anyways, give me your opinions.
Here are some pics.

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Posted August 01, 2017 - 07:37 PM

Here is one of the types of PK plows that I see from time to time. Yours is very similar to this one.

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Posted August 01, 2017 - 08:02 PM

Hi MH81, I also think its probably a EPCO built plow I'll post a couple of early 50's sales brochures there are some picture of plows that look similar but not the same.

Attached File  1950 Red E.pdf   15.56MB   28 downloadsAttached File  1951 country squire.pdf   3.35MB   32 downloadsAttached File  1952 brochure.pdf   1023.83KB   34 downloads

 


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Posted August 01, 2017 - 08:06 PM

I know nothing about the plow, but it does look good back there! Nice find!


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Posted August 01, 2017 - 08:26 PM

Hi MH81, I also think its probably a EPCO built plow I'll post a couple of early 50's sales brochures there are some picture of plows that look similar but not the same.
attachicon.gif1950 Red E.pdfattachicon.gif1951 country squire.pdfattachicon.gif1952 brochure.pdf


Wow, that one in the 51 catalog looks very similar. You can tell it doesn't have the adjuster like the others did.

Thanks, that's great!
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Posted August 01, 2017 - 08:27 PM

Yeah, I know, a work machine is supposed to be strong, tough, and masculine; and  you probably won't appreciate this, but the outfit looks quite elegant to my eye. I like it .  :thumbs: 


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Posted August 01, 2017 - 09:04 PM

Yeah, I know, a work machine is supposed to be strong, tough, and masculine; and  you probably won't appreciate this, but the outfit looks quite elegant to my eye. I like it .  :thumbs:


It's a hoot to drive.
Hand brakes make it interesting
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Posted August 02, 2017 - 06:15 AM

Shine up that plow and have some fun with it!



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Posted August 02, 2017 - 07:08 AM

Looks fine to me. If it does what you want and makes you happy, that is what this hobby is about.

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Posted August 02, 2017 - 10:19 AM

To a man with a plow, everything looks like crop land.


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Posted August 02, 2017 - 12:36 PM

This topic didn't go where I thought that it might. You say something about a country squire and then mention car shopping. I somehow thought that this would be about an old Ford wagon until I read farther.
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Posted August 02, 2017 - 01:26 PM

This topic didn't go where I thought that it might. You say something about a country squire and then mention car shopping. I somehow thought that this would be about an old Ford wagon until I read farther.

I used to own a 63 Galaxie Country Squire.


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Posted August 02, 2017 - 04:57 PM

I used to own a 63 Galaxie Country Squire.

Ive seen brand new ones of those!



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Posted August 02, 2017 - 05:33 PM

"I need open minds and a little help."

 

I got you covered.  The wife says she can see right through my head, and I'm !@#$ little help!  :D 

 

A friend of mine has an old Country Squire.    He also has a plow.  But he won't put the two together.  And he won't sell either one to me.   I need to show him your set-up and how much fun he'll have.    

 

Get it polished up and show us some dirt turning pictures.       Rick


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Posted August 04, 2017 - 07:33 PM



Decided to try to shine it up a little more. Ran the wire brush on it. Just as I started, it started to rain... hard.

It didn't rain hard long, just enough to make the first quarter inch a little slippery. I guess I need some wheel weights.

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