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total newbie to tractors but not to "TR"

Postby cabinetman » Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:17 pm

Hi all.

Just poking my nose under the tent to see what's what at this very active forum. I believe that forums do have a critical role to play in helping users of any subject to get the most out of their time. That goes for tractors, of course.

I moved to mid-coastal Maine and have a few acres here in the woods. I've always wanted a tractor if, for no other reason, to have something to haul logs with and to enjoy with my grand kids who love coming here to visit. So, I found a 1940 Farmall A in really great shape, running, ready to go for $1500 about an hour West of here. We got it home on a flatbed later in the day and I could not be happier with my decision. I've been spending an inordinate amount of time researching what suppliers are out there and have found quite a few including eBay. The prices are really reasonable, too, I think. I will have questions I'm sure as the Spring starts and I get to dig into this project. I'm only going to keep it repaired in good orderI. I'm not interested in undertaking a restoration although this beauty does have a lot of paint on it. I will install new decals and update the electrical. The generator isn't belted but it does have a starter that I can jump with a jump box to get the mag running. I didn't get a crank handle! Bummer.
I mention that I'm not unfamilar with the "TR" because I've worked extensively on Triumphs and old Brit cars. You would be amazed at the similarities between an old TR4 and my "new" 1940 Farmall A! Anyway it's going to be fun and I'll look forward to browsing through the ton of posts at the "A" forum.
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Re: total newbie to tractors but not to "TR"

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:32 pm

Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your A.
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we need to think differently."
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Re: total newbie to tractors but not to "TR"

Postby Barnyard » Mon Mar 07, 2022 1:15 pm

Welcome to the forum. Are you interested in an A or a Super A? My preference would be a Super A.
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Re: total newbie to tractors but not to "TR"

Postby Pap » Mon Mar 07, 2022 9:37 pm

Welcome to the forum Cabinetman.
Good luck with your project and Enjoy Your Ride.
Are We Having Fun Yet ? :D
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Re: total newbie to tractors but not to "TR"

Postby ricky racer » Mon Mar 07, 2022 10:21 pm

Welcome aboard. :hattip: One thing you'll happily find is that old Farmall's don't come with Lucas electrics!! :big afro:
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Re: total newbie to tractors but not to "TR"

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Tue Mar 08, 2022 9:36 am

Welcome to the forum.
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and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers

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Re: total newbie to tractors but not to "TR"

Postby Tired_Iron » Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:58 am

Welcome to the Forum!
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