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Old 03-23-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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I know, I know... It's tractors. But damn fellas, I love this little video. It was produced in 1951 and was used by Ford to promote and sell their tractors. Awe, the simple life...... To read the rest of this blog entry from The Ford Barn, click here.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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I love 8N's, been looking for one for a while now...
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That was great, too bad it wasn't the whole video. I still liked it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:50 PM   #4
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cool video, gonna get an old Ford tractor someday
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:20 PM   #5
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Hahaha! i Love it!
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:49 PM   #6
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PART 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-----------http://archive.org/details/Holidayf1951_2

That was great, Bruce
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:30 PM   #7
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I put in many hours on one of those traitors when I was a kid. I use to love backing up the dung spredder all around the fences and gates.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:26 AM   #8
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I have a 9N *9N-198* great little tractor, use it all the time. would love to have some of those attachments.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:40 AM   #9
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The first Ford I ever drove was a Fordson Major sitting on my Dad's lap. I was only 6 years old and he worked the pedals while I steererd. I think he learned the same way on an old Farmall tractor. Both of use were driving by ourselves by the age of 10. We could reach the pedals by then
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:41 AM   #10
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Great little tractor .There are a lot of them still around in my area .One of the hardware stores also sells parts for them and has quite a few parts on hand .I like the Ford Jubilee model .

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Old 03-24-2012, 12:52 PM   #11
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I still play with one!

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Thanks for the video!

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Old 03-24-2012, 02:37 PM   #12
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Still have the 53 Golden Jubilee my dad bought new. Use it around the yard in the summer.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #13
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Here is mine resting in the garage, still waiting for snow! 1949 8N with heat houser, really helps when its 10 and blowing
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:49 PM   #14
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Those old things grow on trees around here. There is one on allmost every old farm. We have two of them one we still use every once in a while. the other we rob parts off for the other.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:40 PM   #15
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I had a 9N for many years. Hauled logs, plowed snow and ground, hay rides.... I want to pick up another one some day. They're all over the place in this area too.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:34 PM   #16
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Oldbugger, I LOVE the heat houser! What a ingenious idea!
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:10 PM   #17
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I've got a 1946 2n which has never been apart. It's amazing how many 2/9/8Ns are still operating and in use regularly.
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"Heat Houser" was a brand name for these canvas units that strapped to a tractor. They were available for all makes and worked great. The canvas alongside the engine funneled the hot air from the radiator back to the driver. The fan pushed enough air to make it quite comfortable on a cold day. The only problem was a cold tail wind!
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:57 PM   #19
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What I have on mine is really called a Hinson Weather Brake but around here they are all called heat housers. Quit a simple Idea and works good. Was really for a 600 Ford but almost fit the 8N. Thanks
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Here is mine resting in the garage, still waiting for snow! 1949 8N with heat houser, really helps when its 10 and blowing
I never had my 8N out of the pole barn to plow all this year, due to the freakishly warm "winter" we've had here in Michigan. I like the looks of that cab enclosure, but it probably wouldn't do much for me, because I always plow our road in reverse-seems to work better that way
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