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I'm buying a '51 model A with a stuck motor for the 3 point that's on it but I was thinking about making a pull tractor out of it. Does the '51 have the six speed and lower first gear than my '48 or was that just in the smaller tractors?
 

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The "straight" 6 didn't come about for the A until mid to late 1950. In a stock class you can pull the straight 6 A with no modifications and you probably win occasionally.
 

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79FordBlake said:
The "straight" 6 didn't come about for the A until mid to late 1950. In a stock class you can pull the straight 6 A with no modifications and you probably win occasionally.
Well that's great news!! The only hitch is that the local club doesn't have a 5000 lb class so I either have to lighten it enough to get in the 4500 pound class and tweak it a little to get a max of 45 horsepower or I have spend enough money on engine mods to make 55 horsepower so I can compete with the G's and M's in the 5500 pound class.
 

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I weighed my '48 and it came in at 5120 lbs with me on it and I've been told that an A can loose about 600 pounds just by going to steel rear wheels. After that I'd remove the hydraulics, oil bath, generator, and a few other parts here and there.
 

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Who makes them? I've googled the heck out of it and all I can find is OEM stuff for the older A that doesn't have the battery box perch.
 

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If its stock your only gonna be puttin out 34HP. No need to worry yourself with engine mods right now. Stock HP in first gear it will pull up to 6500 and you will do decent even though you might not think so.

It will cost you a couple thousand dollars to make the A have 55 HP. A friend of mine has a G with about 100HP...cost him 10,000 to build.

If you wanna get lighter switch over to pressed steel rear wheels and put a flat back on it.
 

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I'd sure like to get an aluminum flatback but from what I've gathered so far it looks like the one offered by k&k doesn't have a hole for the pto shaft and the local pulls require one so they can dyno any tractor. The search continues........
 

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I'd sure like to get an aluminum flatback but from what I've gathered so far it looks like the one offered by k&k doesn't have a hole for the pto shaft and the local pulls require one so they can dyno any tractor. The search continues........
 
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