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Farmall A that found its way to my place

Postby Oldman1151 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:40 am

1942 Farmall A.

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Postby George Willer » Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:55 am

It sure does look nice and straight. Does it run as good as it looks?

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Postby Oldman1151 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:38 pm

Thanks George.

Tractor runs great. Plan on tearing down and fixing up a few things and painting.

How did you get the picture to post? I tried the same as I do on ther boards but it would not show up. What was I doing wrong?
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Postby Bigdog » Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:54 pm

If you take those same links you posted and put them inside image brackets - with no spaces, the pictures will show up.

Click on the edit button on your post and place [img]on%20the%20left%20side%20of%20each%20link%20and[/img] on the right side of each link and you'll be amazed!

Nice looking tractor by the way!
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Postby Oldman1151 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:47 pm

Bigdog wrote:If you take those same links you posted and put them inside image brackets - with no spaces, the pictures will show up.

Click on the edit button on your post and place [img]on%20the%20left%20side%20of%20each%20link%20and[/img] on the right side of each link and you'll be amazed!

Nice looking tractor by the way!


Thanks. :D

I went back in and did some changing and got the pctures to show up. Never had that problem before.

Also corrected the year of the tractor. :roll:
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Postby Boss Hog » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:09 pm

Thats a real good looking A
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Postby grumpy » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:18 pm

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Postby Virginia Mike » Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:51 am

Oldman1151 wrote:Thanks George.

Tractor runs great. Plan on tearing down and fixing up a few things and painting.


I'll probaly get flamed for saying this; but as nice and straight as that tractor is, if the paint is original , I would leave it alone. The world is filling up with tractors that are painted up better than they ever were.
A nice original in it's "work Clothes" is refreshing.
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Postby Bigdog » Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:54 am

Mike - I couldn't agree with you more! All the pretty painted ones are nice but there's just something about a nice original or even an not so nice original that has weathered the time and is still going.
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Postby Serious Tim » Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:51 am

That's the only thing that I honestly don't like about my Cub. As nice as mine looks, I'd rather have a time-worn original finish like on your A.
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Postby Jim Becker » Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:48 am

Not the original decals, probably a repaint somewhere in it's past.
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Postby Oldman1151 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:34 pm

Virginia Mike wrote:
Oldman1151 wrote:Thanks George.

Tractor runs great. Plan on tearing down and fixing up a few things and painting.


I'll probaly get flamed for saying this; but as nice and straight as that tractor is, if the paint is original , I would leave it alone. The world is filling up with tractors that are painted up better than they ever were.
A nice original in it's "work Clothes" is refreshing.
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I will not flame anyone for expressing their opinion. I agree that the original look is better if you can find them that way. I have a Cub that is original and that is the way I plan on keeping it.

The picture of my A does not look too bad, however a closer look reveals the paint is not original. Someone has repainted it before and did not do a very good job. :cry: The paint is not all the same color and there are places on the grill where you see brush marks. :cry: As someone else points out the decals are also incorrect so I plan on cleaning and painting to look like new if possible. I want it to look like new which means I do not want the shiny glossy automotive type finish of some show tractors. I found the proper decals for it so hopefully I can get the paint to look like I want it. :D

I have a BN that is painted up with the high glossy finish which looks great but it almost looks too good. Hopefully my A turns out to look more like the original new look.
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Postby Virginia Mike » Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:30 am

A closer look and I see what you mean. It is a very nice tractor.Probaly one of the last built before wartime shortages. The farmer that bought it was lucky,and seemed to know it by the way it was kept.
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Postby Bugler » Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:42 am

Great tractor,, What is the Difference between the Cub and the "A" :? :?
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Postby PageRob » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:30 am

Bugler wrote:Great tractor,, What is the Difference between the Cub and the "A" :? :?

A is like the Big Brother of the Cub. Has an engine that's almost double the displacement of the C-60 (112 ci), and generally larger all around. It also entered production sooner than the Cub. I don't know when it ended production. I have yet to see one with hydraulics - was that offered on the A?
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