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Its a 1951



Found it in a barn after its been sitting for a few days (years)

This is the best way to haul them I have found :D HIRE a Professional (friend with a towing company)


Cleaned up the fuel tank and coated the inside, rebuilt the carb, new battery and WOW it runs like a champ :lol:
I hope to get the missing pieces when the weather warms up and possibly get a little paint done this year ;)
1 rear rim is rotted out and needs 4 new tires. I found a set of rear rims with tires for a cheap price ;)
Front tires are easy enough to get
 
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Think I'm liking MM's a lil more everytime I see one. Neighbor has about 20 or so of em.

When you gonna work on this one??
 

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Now that is a mean MOCHENE ;) :)
 

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I've got a bit of a soft spot for MM's too
 

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I've spent a lot of time on UTU's myself and even more time on the UTS series; all with the headlights hanging on the side and big lpgas tanks to run on. Never even drove another make except an old Fergie till i was nearly grown. Have a lot of memories with that series of tractors
 

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I'm just the opposite MGood, never saw a Minnie, knew anyone who owned one, or knew of a dealer until I got my 1st one in 1988. Now I know there were 4 or 5 dealers within 20 miles of our home place in Union Co IA. We had IH ONLY.
 

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John around these parts it all had to do with the local dealer. He know roughly what the Moline people would need; who did their own work, what parts would be needed, and He kept them in stock. The only trouble we had with the Minnies was the lp regulator kits. Dad was a by the book on maintenance; hence forth few repairs. Bout every 2-3 years we had to re-kit the regulators. I did so many regulator overhauls for a lot of folks i could almost rebuild one blind folded. Around here in the clay gumbo IHC and MM were the contenders with MM taking the bigger piece of the pie. When You threw John Deere in, wasn't much of the pie left for all the others. :lol: I was nearly a man grown before i was ever in the seat of another major manufacturer.
 

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Was a dealer thing and in the 1960's and latter the comitition for sales wes fearce.
We lived 9 miles from two towns one north and one south and a north western one about 11 miles and a west one 12 miles away.
The town north of us had JD's don't know how the dealer was but there just were not a lot of JD's on farms in the area and he was one of the first to xclose up shop. the north west town had a dealer that sold Fords and Allises. they are still in bussiness today selling New holland and what ever the Allis line has morfed into. You can find a lot of Fords and Allises in the area still. The town south of us had a Allis dealer, Coop, case, moline and silver king dealer. Lots of all those brands in the area but the silver king dealer folded in the late 1950's, coop was next to fold up about the mid 50's then the really pold owners of the case dealer sold out and the new owners didn't make it but about a year or two. the Allis and Moline dealer stayed till the bitter end for moline and the Allis dealer retired and closed his shop.

My dad a strong Massey Harris man switched to Allises aas soon as he caught a bunch of flack from my mom. You could not send a woman to that place to buy parts. The owner was the most fowl mothed critter I ever knew. Not much in the way of Masseys in the area either.

IH was a storng dealer in the area is still in bussiness today but sells and Jap ornge tractor instead. the dealer ship was out in the country on a cross roads. Story has it the guy farmed with IH products and decided to seel them when the IH dealer nearest to him was closeing shop.

Good dealers drove the crappy dealers out of bussiness. My dad said once My blood is red and I perfur my tractors the same but can not and will not do bussiness with a disrectful person.

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Well finally going to get around to working on the old girl!!!!!
Going to get it in the shop soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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If You don't mind, keep us updated on the Minnie. It's always great to see any tractor brought back. Just not that many folks redoing old Minneis in comparison.
 

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Got it in the shop FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!













Sorry for the fuzzy pictures :oops:

I have a set of used rear tires to go on after I weld up one rim.
I have to replace both felt seals and both brake linings.
Neeed to fix the grill and recore the radiator.
Need to drill and tap the front hubs to 5/8 lugs so they dont have nuts holding the rims on......... Going to take a while
 

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I definately want to be kept up to dat with his one, I have a soft spot in my heart for these machines and passed on two MM over the last few years.
 

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Had to patch a bad spot in the grill.

I forgot the camera AGAIN :oops: :roll:

I have the brakes done and got it RUNNING :mrgreen: Finally getting somewhere!! Got fresh engine oil and filter, and trans/rearend oil has been changed. There went about $200 bucks fast :shock:
 
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Sounds like your getting things done. What a good feeling hearing her run again............... Keep it up Sir. You might have forgot the camera but I bet the batteries weren't dead :roll:
 
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