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Thanks Chris.
It is definitely a good feeling to bring an old tractor back to working order, especially, after its been out of commission for several decades.
We just like 1 seal, 2 gaskets, and freshening up the clutch, and it will be be a field ready tractor again, with everything working on it, as it should.
My Dad said he remembered a funny story about them bringing that old G down to their farm, with the thrasher. He said the man would bring his wife with him to the field, and she was much of a woman, around 6 feet tall, and around 275lb, and could outwork most men. While he would run and watch the thrasher, she would sit on the tractor, regulate the speed and watch the belt. My dad said one of his older brothers was talking to her, and said, that's a really big tractor, and she said, It has to be. Child, if my husband had bought one of them little tractors, why, my butt would be dragging the ground. :lol: We got a big kick outta that story when he told it.
He said all those memories started coming back, after he found out who the tractor originally belonged to. He said he didn't recognize the tractor when we bought it, because it had way more green on it back then. Here's a few more pictures of us getting it, and the little H loaded for their first show. If you look at the very first picture I posted, and the ones of us getting it home, and compare it to these, this old tractor has came a long way since October 1st, from junk being piled on top of it, to running and driving, and to a show in January. We nicknamed the tractor Ole Rusty, and that's how he is going to stay. Just rubbed down with linseed oil, to keep him from rusting more and giving him character. ;)

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Congratulations to the new addition to the family. Looks like a nice unmolested tractor too. New tires are nice. You must have some plans for it?
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The G got its first farm job earlier this week.
Ole Rusty raked 18 acres of hay that was cut in the field by the shop.
Old tractor ran good and drove good with the New Holland rake hitched up to it.

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love those "g"s i could sit and listen to one all day!
I used to have one, but a guy with alot of $100's showed up and wanted it worse than i did
 

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Great that it is earning its keep! (y)
 
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