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#1 Vrdaddy OFFLINE  

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Posted October 03, 2018 - 07:30 AM



Put this on YouTube around 7 years ago thought I would post it here. After mom passed in 2011 me and my sister was left to sort through and clean things up and separate things to go into auction per our parents wishes,this is dad's Wizard tractor that he bought brand new in 1971 when we had a Western Auto in town. This is the first tractor I ever drove and dad made the wagon that's being pulled, it's seen better days and I plan on restoring the wagon, that wagon hauled alot of slate to fill in potholes in our long dirt lane. I decided to keep the "Wiz" and wagon,my uncle Marvin kinda put the fire in me to get the tractor going (it hadn't run in quite a long time) when he said it probably won't never run again, that's why I had this video done to send it to my uncle,.......Never say Never
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Posted October 03, 2018 - 08:15 AM

Excellent! Nice to save something with a history like that!


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Posted October 03, 2018 - 09:31 AM

Nice to see and hear it is staying in the family!

Great tractor and the trailer looks like it means business!

Thanks for sharing it!


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Posted October 03, 2018 - 10:27 AM

That is a cool little trailer, I like it  :thumbs:.


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Posted October 03, 2018 - 10:31 AM

nice i like it
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Posted October 03, 2018 - 01:38 PM

That is a cool little trailer, I like it  :thumbs:.

Thanks, my friend Delbert you see there, he chuckled after we got the Wiz loaded, his dad passed close to when mine did and his dad built that trailer, Delbert said: I guess a piece from my dad gets to help a piece from your dad,.
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Posted October 03, 2018 - 02:05 PM

She sounds good. Those are good tractors and fun to operate.

 

I like how you sit way back and In between the fenders on them. They are a neat machine to operate.  

 

They are Alot heavier than they look to lol. Tractor Data has them listed at 875 lbs and I believe it. I had the rear tires off of my Wizard Fourteen Hundred to replace the 1 spindle and adjust the other one out to give the AG tires clearance so I could put chains on. Spindles are adjustable in and out.  The jack decided to tip over and it wasn't fun getting it lifted back up.   

 

 

 

It's hard to kill an old cast iron Briggs. If it ran before it was "put up" they usually don't take much to get going again.


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Posted October 03, 2018 - 06:33 PM

Very cool.....Looks like a 960. In 71, it would be a 14hp Briggs on it.

I have a 71 990 Western Auto Wizard. Colors and badging look about the same

 

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Posted October 03, 2018 - 08:45 PM

Very cool.....Looks like a 960. In 71, it would be a 14hp Briggs on it.
I have a 71 990 Western Auto Wizard. Colors and badging look about the same

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Thanks Poncho62, I saw posts you made before of your tractor and up till then I never seen another like my dad's, I'm glad to see I'm not alone. Actually..... just to tell, everything seen in the video is original from 1971 except the air in the tires and a rebuilt carburetor, new air filter and new spark plug , the tires need replaced as well as some other things.

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