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Buyer Beware: What to Look for when Purchasing an Antique Tractor – Antique Tractor Blog

Buyer Beware: What to Look for when Purchasing an Antique Tractor – Antique Tractor Blog


…an Antique Tractor 03/23/2015 2 Comments Written by Rachel Gingell Tractor enthusiasts are generally wonderful people. The vast majority are honest and friendly, the salt-of-the-earth folks that you can be confident doing business with.   But every now and then, you’ll run into a seller who…
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Why I Love the 8N Ford – Antique Tractor Blog

Why I Love the 8N Ford – Antique Tractor Blog


…and a good size for mature youth to start with. * Easy to repair. Unlike today’s advanced and complicated machinery, Ford designed a tractor that the farmer would be able to repair himself. Most repairs can be made with just a couple sizes of wrenches and other common shop tools. * Implements!…
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Road Trip Destination: Case IH Factory Tour – Antique Tractor Blog

Road Trip Destination: Case IH Factory Tour – Antique Tractor Blog


Rachel Gingell Here’s a new road trip destination: a tour of the Case IH factory! I visited the Case IH factory in Racine, Wisconsin when I was nearby at the Red Power Round-Up. What an adventure! The Magnum Series Case IH tractors are manufactured at the Racine facility. Here’s a picture of me with

More Power from a Ford Jubilee – Antique Tractor Blog

More Power from a Ford Jubilee – Antique Tractor Blog


…from the factory with a 134 cubic inch engine. At the end of these tractors short but very popular production run, they were reborn as the hundred series (600, 700, 800, 900). The smaller models in the hundred series has the same 134 cubic inch engine, but the larger models came with a beefier 172…

Red Power Round Up Highlights – Antique Tractor Blog

Red Power Round Up Highlights – Antique Tractor Blog


…mechanics completely resorted a F-12 Farmall tractor in three days. They started with a non-running tractor, disassembled and rebuilt the engine and mechanical features and even painted it! The tractor started on Friday with a crowd gathered around. The completed tractor was presented to Case IH for…
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Why We Love the Farmall H – Antique Tractor Blog

Why We Love the Farmall H – Antique Tractor Blog


…Written by Rachel Gingell   {Guest Post by Dan Gingell} My dad’s all-time favorite tractor is the Farmall H. Because he buys and sells tractors for a living, we see a lot of old iron come and go  but a Farmall H is almost always “in stock.” Here’s a picture of my dad with his current…
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What’s so special about the $40 K Farmall H? – Antique Tractor Blog

What’s so special about the $40 K Farmall H? – Antique Tractor Blog


…H? 11/20/2015 13 Comments Written by Rachel Gingell If you haven’t heard the news, a Farmall H tractor sold for $40,000 at the Mecum Gone Farmin’ Auction on November 7. That’s not a typo  it was really sold for forty thousand dollars. After an interview with John Kennay, the man who sold this…
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The Triple A Farmall – Antique Tractor Blog

The Triple A Farmall – Antique Tractor Blog


…Written by Rachel Gingell Heres a neat find  a Triple A Farmall, custom fabricated by Buddy Woodson from Eagleville, Tenessee. I caught up with Buddy at the Red Power Round-Up in Missouri and got the inside scoop on how his AAA works.   You can run the tractor with just one engine…
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Painting Tractors – Antique Tractor Blog

Painting Tractors – Antique Tractor Blog


Painting Tractors 08/15/2016 1 Comment Written by Rachel Gingell Check out this painter, Charles (Chuck) Freitag! Hes my favorite tractor artist, and for good reason! I met up with Chuck earlier this summer. Weve been working together for a while now (Chuck is the artist behind the…
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Oliver – Antique Tractor Blog

Oliver – Antique Tractor Blog


…Repair tractor restoration Tractor Shows Tractor Stories Tractor Trivia Tutorials Uncategorized Videos Web/Tech Website Announcements Wrenching with Rachel Archive Archive Select Month October 2017 (7) September 2017 (13) August 2017 (8) July 2017 (8) June 2017 (9)…
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The top Must-Have tools for working on antique tractors – Antique Tractor Blog

The top Must-Have tools for working on antique tractors – Antique Tractor Blog


…ask for:   12-Volt Tester: When it comes to troubleshooting and quickly diagnosing problems with a tractor, this tool can’t be beat. I love it so much I highlighted it on my recent Wrenching with Rachel video  click here to watch the tester in action.   Brake-Spring Tool. This tool has saved…
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6 Volt to 12 Volt Conversion FAQs – Antique Tractor Blog

6 Volt to 12 Volt Conversion FAQs – Antique Tractor Blog


…battery, coil, wiring harness, and amp gauge. Replace the existing generator and voltage regulator with the alternator, and swap out the old battery, coil, wiring harness, and amp gauge with the new. * When doing a 12 volt conversion, do I need a 12 volt starter? In my opinion, no. While some…
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The IH Hawaii Dress – Antique Tractor Blog

The IH Hawaii Dress – Antique Tractor Blog


…their sales projections by 60% or more, the excitement continued with an all-expense-paid 5-day trip to Hawaii. What a treat! My sources indicate that this dress and matching shawl was made for that special event, along with coordinating shirts for the men. It’s a little unclear who received…
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Know Before you Bid: An Auctioneer’s Best Bidding Tips – Antique Tractor Blog

Know Before you Bid: An Auctioneer’s Best Bidding Tips – Antique Tractor Blog


Know Before you Bid: An Auctioneer’s Best Bidding Tips 02/16/2015 Leave a Comment Written by Rachel Gingell For my last installment in this three-part series on antique tractor auctions, I’d like to share my best tips on exactly when and how to place your bids. As a professional auctioneer and a…

Styled John Deere Tractors – Antique Tractor Blog

Styled John Deere Tractors – Antique Tractor Blog


…(while he certainly 1972-88- Matt Flynn 076 looked like one), Dreyfuss sat down with McCormick to discuss changes to the look and feel of John Deere’s tractors. And changes were needed! The Model A was built with performance, not comfort, in mind. Dreyfuss’s concerns were different  he…

Tips for Wiring Your Tractor – Antique Tractor Blog

Tips for Wiring Your Tractor – Antique Tractor Blog


Tips for Wiring Your Tractor 12/06/2016 3 Comments Written by Rachel Gingell I just finished up a massive re-wiring project on this New Holland tractor. Mice had burrowed their way under the hood and gnawed at the wires. What a mess! Along the way to fixing this tractor up, I learned a lot about…

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