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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up another vintage Ford

1953 Golden Jubilee. It has repop rear fenders, brand new fuel tank, the hood and front clip are a little rough (someone booger welded all the panels together), and it has a resale paint job, but it fires right up, idles well, runs well, all the shifts feel good, clutch feels good, steering feels tight, no noticeable leaks, and the PTO and lift are good. The brakes are phenomenal. I almost popped off my seat when I tested them.
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Looks like your fond of old tractors!

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That's the seller's place. He's retired, he buys them, work's on 'em, makes 'em a little better, paints them, and sells 'em.


He also had a late 50's 600? (pretty much looks the same but blue). It ran pretty well too but had the jinkey hi/low trans. I did not like the trans.

He just sold a pretty nice 60's? massey ferguson that was being loaded when I got there.

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He also had a late 50's 600? (pretty much looks the same but blue). It ran pretty well too but had the jinkey hi/low trans.

The 600 series replaced the NAA and was built in '55/'56/'57. They were red and grey just like the NAA.
Which Auxiliary Trans does your NAA have- Sherman, Hupp, Howard, Everett?
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Having seen where you live, what's the plan for this?
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There's people out there that collect tractors like classic cars... I can maybe see a few tractors....but some people have 20 to 30 or more of them! Talk about real tractor lovers!

Aside from pulling crap, Can you really use these old tractors for any other practical farming reason other than pulling stuff and looking cool?!??

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Had a ‘52 8N, loved it, it was a solid little tractor. Stable and perfect for what I needed when I was building my house. Hate I sold it, it was a beauty...

Get off my back, get out of my pocket....

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[QUOTE=

Aside from pulling crap, Can you really use these old tractors for any other practical farming reason other than pulling stuff and looking cool?!??

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Tony K.[/QUOTE]

I'm in a semi-suburban area and I have a 9N that my grandfather bought new. Aside from the sentamental value, I use it to push snow, plow a garden, drag fallen trees, move old cars, heavy yard work, drill fence post holes, etc.
These old tractors still do everything they were intended to do and cost less than a large lawn mower.
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I've wanted one for a long time, as noted above, they're like vintage cars to me, no real need for those either, but I love 'em the same.

I actually own a pretty big chunk of land outside my fence, whomever originally built my house cheaped out on the fence and didn't fence in anywhere near what I own. I'm also trying to purchase the acre next to me. If that happens my wife want's to do a big garden. I also mow about an acre's worth of gas easement line behind my house all the way down to the creek. My wife brings the dogs down there and it keeps the snakes out of my yard. We were starting to get to pretty big ones coming through my back yard. A finish mower would be pretty neat to have.

The real reason I finally pulled the trigger is my shop is finally happening. We had to move some serious amounts of dirt. We put it on the low/left side of my property. It needs to be spread out a little better and raked out. I bought a straight blade and will be borrowing a 6' landscape rake.


They're also awesome for moving cars around and you can lift heavy crap like axles by strapping it to the back blade. My grandpa used his for logging and to run the splitter and drive the wagon around. My dad used his to move parts and cars around for many years. I probably have hundreds of hours on these tractors.


I have around 3 years experience testing soils and concrete in the past, and my footings/slab area are some of the best soils I've ever tested. Size is 28' wide x 52' deep.
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Nice Jubilee. I still have a '52 Ford 8N that I've rebuilt. Use it to pull a finishing mower for the front field and around house. I got a new Kubota in 2012, with front end loader, for the heavy stuff around the farm.

Rebuilding the old Ford flathead 4. Very easy as they have sleeves to drive out and replace..



These 8N's are called red-bellies for the red engine and gray body panels.

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Boy, if you lived closer to me, I've got one of those large dirt scoops that go behind the tractor, on the 3 point hook up, that is handy to use on that type of tractor (No FEL). It has a rope on the handle that trips the dump part. I don't use it anymore, the Kubota with FEL took it's place.
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Ive got a 57 850 , meyers front end loader. I put a Fisher plow on it in winter. Rototiller and bush hog in summer. Its not pretty but its a workhorse.

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Down here in the South there are thousands of old tractors still on the job.

A guy I know owns a roofing business and he is all over the state, he finds them in barns, sheds and fields and collects them.

He dragged an early century steam tractor out of the woods a few years ago and was able to get it up and running.

Saw an episode of Strange Inheritances a couple weeks ago, a guy in Iowa I think died and left his heirs around a hundred vintage tractors, some of them high value.
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Boy, if you lived closer to me, I've got one of those large dirt scoops that go behind the tractor, on the 3 point hook up, that is handy to use on that type of tractor (No FEL). It has a rope on the handle that trips the dump part. I don't use it anymore, the Kubota with FEL took it's place.
That sounds super cool!

Yes, there's a crap load of these tractors around. The area the seller lives in is pretty rural, and I passed at least 6 or 7 8N's or NNA's sitting in fields or next to barns on the trip over there.
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Nice- I too have my Grandfathers 2N- (9N was first, then 2 N, then 8N for non tractor ppl) Mine is all original and I use occasionally for box bladeing, or light duty stuff. Its useful and is very inexpensive to run/work on. Mine even has the manual start feature (but I have been warned by old timers not to try this unless you want to risk breaking a finger/hand/wrist. Still I enjoy the old 6 volt start- the very quiet sound of the engine.


One should be mindful- there are minimal safety features on these old tractors. We are in a rural area and every year someone is killed by one.- its not the tractors fault- but just be aware. I know everyone here has some sense, but in case grandkids wanna play with it or on it
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