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Old 07-11-2020, 11:24 AM
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Default Anybody here like antique tractors and stationary engines?

I stopped by yesterday because I know a couple guys helping with the sale. Some beautiful old iron going for sale

https://dougjohnsonauctionservice.co...drian-swanson/

This stuff is all way too nice for me, but man itís like a tractor museum



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Old 07-11-2020, 11:40 AM
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Very nice, I have a few IH stationary engines that I need to restore and get running again. My dad had them and we worked on them together many years ago. He enjoyed seeing my learn the hard way about a magneto ignition lol.
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Old 07-11-2020, 12:01 PM
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Yeah, it was worth the drive over just to look at them
Probably a couple dozen hit and miss engines there, and I only saw a couple not running tags
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Old 07-11-2020, 12:11 PM
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I love that old stuff. Last weekend we took the kids to sunny rook farm in red deer to check out some old tractors. Pretty neat stuff. I think there's a museum in wetaskiwin. I haven't been there tho.
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Old 07-11-2020, 12:40 PM
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I love that old stuff. Last weekend we took the kids to sunny rook farm in red deer to check out some old tractors. Pretty neat stuff. I think there's a museum in wetaskiwin. I haven't been there tho.
The one in Wetasikwin is the Reynolds Museum. Nothing like it in my opinion. not sure what the status is there with the Covid thing happening. They have Vintage Aircraft rides and many other activities. You can spend many hours there!!
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I love that old stuff. Last weekend we took the kids to sunny rook farm in red deer to check out some old tractors. Pretty neat stuff. I think there's a museum in wetaskiwin. I haven't been there tho.
Yes itís Reynolds Alberta Museum and itís worth the trip.
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Yes itís Reynolds Alberta Museum and itís worth the trip.
I have to check that out! Huge fan of vintage/antique tractors. I would love to find a Ford NAA era of my own. Don't know why I am drawn by these tractors specifically because I really dig them all, but those NAA's have something about them I like.
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Old 07-11-2020, 03:20 PM
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I have to check that out! Huge fan of vintage/antique tractors. I would love to find a Ford NAA era of my own. Don't know why I am drawn by these tractors specifically because I really dig them all, but those NAA's have something about them I like.
Do you attend any antique tractor pulls Bob? Got a few i attend. One is a two day event. Tons of fun. Virus has kiboshed this years events though.
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Old 07-11-2020, 04:34 PM
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Do you attend any antique tractor pulls Bob? Got a few i attend. One is a two day event. Tons of fun. Virus has kiboshed this years events though.
I have only been to one in Cremona. I was hoping to find more this year but Covid/
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Yes itís Reynolds Alberta Museum and itís worth the trip.
Lots of good stuff there, including cars and planes. My neighbor usually does the Stampede.

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Old 07-11-2020, 05:32 PM
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I have fond memories of a friend of my dads, who happens to be helping at this sale, loading two antique Allis Chalmers tractors for the tractor pulls in Ponoka when I was a kid.

I thought it was the coolest thing ever when he went to load the row crop tricycle on the trailer with two ramps
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Old 07-11-2020, 09:44 PM
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Awesome post-- we had a cockshutt 40 when I was a kid that lived a pretty easy life in front of the post pounder. My dad mowed and raked a lot of hay with it starting at about 6 yo. I believe they even used it to feed cattle with the stone boat after they stopped choring with horses in the late 60s.
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Manning Heritage Day Celebration..........Contact: Battle River Pioneer Museum 780-836-2374
- - - Sunday, August 2, 2020


Everyone is welcome at the Manning Heritage Day Celebration, 1 km east of Manning on highway #691. About 60 tractors of all makes and models will be on display, with about 30 to 40 on parade. The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. An interdenominational church service will be held at 10 a.m., threshing begins at 11 a.m. and a food booth will be open all day. Other demonstrations during the day may include straw baling, log planing, wood splitting, flour milling and rope making. Admission is by donation.
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Old 07-12-2020, 11:25 AM
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I still drive my antique tractor almost every day, mowing , plough, cultivator, backblade etc. It is only 75 year old Ford 9N, still runs like a clock.
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Old 07-12-2020, 01:34 PM
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Grew up around lots of old tractors. When my father passed there were 46 tractors in the yard. From a 1904 Hart Parr up to and almost every kind of tractor between 1930 and 1960. Unfortunately all were let go over a decade.

Dad's Cockshutt 80 was in the shed for 50 years and with a bit of new gas took two hand crank revolutions and fired right up. A friend bought it and is restoring it. I was given a farmall model A when when I was about 8 or 9 and then I had to haul feed for the animals and work the garden. Had that tractor for 50 years. Sad to see it go to a new home.
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those are nice i like anything old my least Fave is the John Deere stuff because its dime a dozen i like seeing the more rare units from other manufacturers
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Old 07-12-2020, 01:43 PM
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Thatís a great picture Red
Wish I had some of my grandfather like that
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those are nice i like anything old my least Fave is the John Deere stuff because its dime a dozen i like seeing the more rare units from other manufacturers
One of the neat tractors my dad had was an Alis Chalmers Model g that had the plow and a blade attachment. And the Hart Parr was like this one. Pic from internet.
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One of the neat tractors my dad had was an Alis Chalmers Model g that had the plow and a blade attachment. And the Hart Parr was like this one. Pic from internet.
ya those are both very nice units and the ones i like to see
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Would be neat to have a tractor that runs on a stationary engine.
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Lots of good stuff there, including cars and planes. My neighbor usually does the Stampede.

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Yes for sure. We used to fly from McMurray in my fatherís plane. Spend the afternoon there and fly back..
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I wish I had dad's Field Marshal.

It looked something like this, but this picture came off the net because we didn't take any photos of it. Photography was an expensive proposition when it was a working machine.



It was a very unique tractor, a hand cranked single cylinder Diesel.

To start it there was two options, one was to put a special glow paper, like a very heavy cigarette paper in a special holder that then screwed into the head. Then you'd set the petcocks to stay open for six revelations of the engine and crank for all you were worth to get it turning as fast as possible before the petcock closed.
There was a special mechanism at the flywheel that controlled the petcock through a pulley and cable system. The pulley ran in groves on the flywheel that worked rather like the threads on a bolt. They carried the pulley to the inner edge of the flywheel where it would drop off releasing the cable which then allowed the petcock to close.

The second option was a cartridge that fit in a special plug at the front end of the head. The cartridge looked a lot like a 12 gauge shotgun shell, but of course it had no lead and no wads.
On a cold engine one would use a glow paper to ensure combustion on the first revolution. It only went around once per cartridge if it didn't fire on the first go.

Once the cartridge was installed, one simply rotated the flywheel to a start mark and then struck the firing pin on the plug with any hammer, and away she would go.

Another thing about that beast was it's clutches. It had two. One for changing gears and one for parking when you didn't want to take it out of gear. The gear changing clutch was operated by a rather normal foot peddle. The parking clutch was a hand leaver behind and below the seat.
Changing gears was something you never wanted to do. It took ages for everything in the tranny to slow down enough to accomplish the task.

As I recall it had only slightly more horsepower then a Fordson 8N but it had a huge amount of torque thanks to it's massive bore and stroke. 8 and 12 inches respectively.

It's still up on the homestead as far as I know but it was torn apart for rebuilding back in the 1960s and never put back together again.
I know many of the important pasts, like pistons, are long gone.

So it will forever be just a memory now.
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I love the old iron. Love to see the steam tractors tugging on anything. One of the engine's I'd love to see in person is a hot bulb engine (other than in the Lanz Bulldog). I've only found one, and it is a rusting ornament in Tofino. Apparently came out of an old fishing boat. I know they were sold as stationaries, boat engines and tractor engines. I've even thought about trying to build a model, but apparently they don't scale well.

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Old 07-13-2020, 08:26 AM
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I love old iron too. This video of an old Case "fired" up is cool.

https://www.facebook.com/JennyLoo/vi...Ib4qBDAszFeq_8
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Keg that Field Marshall tractor story very interesting, do you remember the years they were manufactured?
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There is also the tractor museum in Westlock. Took the kids there for a visit.


Lots of info on the site

https://canadiantractormuseum.ca/?gc...SAAEgLAB_D_BwE
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Old 07-13-2020, 08:15 PM
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I wish I had dad's Field Marshal.
That was such a satisfying read, thanks for that!

I'm down a rabbit hole now these antique engines are so cool.
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I see this guy has lots of old tractors that could be bought for cheap. After next week he is junking everything. Worth checking out to the tractor collectors. Down by Lethbridge.

From his Ad:

Antique tractors, implements, grain bins, vehicles, buildings, etc. Last week of selling! Everything goes to scrap after the long weekend. Come have a look! Very negotiable on pricing, come make an offer. Bring cash! Call John at 403-382-8858 to make an offer.

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Just reading this and noticed quite a few of you are interested in old tractors/equipment. I have a box(14 in total) of books relating to tractors...History type stuff These are mostly hard cover and all are in pristine condition...(They still have price stickers on them from years ago ...retail in excess 0f $200) Just wondering if any of you have any interest. Pls msg me if you do I can text pics to ur phone Thnx Bill
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We had a little Massey Harris Pony at the cabin. Manual crank to start it.

It sat unused for years until it was sold to a neighbour who was going to restore it. Hope that happened as it was a neat little tractor.
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