Farmall A that found its way to my place

Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:40 am

1942 Farmall A.

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Last edited by Oldman1151 on Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:20 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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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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?

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!

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:

Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:09 pm

Thats a real good looking A
David

Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:18 pm

Sweet :D :D Grump

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.
Best,
Mike
(Running and Ducking)

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.

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.

Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:48 am

Not the original decals, probably a repaint somewhere in it's past.

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.
Best,
Mike
(Running and Ducking)


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.

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.
Best,
Mike

Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:42 am

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

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?