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Old 09-10-2017, 01:17 PM
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Default She Thinks My Tractor's Seeexxxxaaay!

The wife's grandfather on her mothers side bought this 1949 Ford 8N new. It has been used and abused. During the 80's it made the transition from Indiana down here to Tennessee and had a "tasteful" 12V conversion done. Tractor has sat in a barn for over 10 years due it quitting one day. After several "mechanics" looked at it and performed some hillbilly surgery the mother-n-law asked if I would look at it. So last weekend we drove over to her land and picked the ole gal up and brought her to the house so I can take a look. As you can see it was rode hard and not cherished like these sweet tractors should have been. Also notice something odd..??.. You might be saying to yourself; "Self. Why the heck is there a voltage regulator on a system that was converted to an internally regulated GM alternator 12 volt system.??.."


Apparently the redneck version of this guy
had done some shoestring, bubblegum and paper clip type and conveniently and lazily left the old voltage reg on the tractor and just cut the wiring and left it balled up in a taped rats nest of wire spaghetti on top of the 4 cylinder.
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