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53 Ford NAA

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D. Wells

03-13-1999 21:00:32




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I recently bought a 12 acre farm. I am looking for a tractor that I can add a Post hole auger, snow blade, maybe a tiller, and mower. I found a 53 Ford NAA Jube. Its in primer and even it would have to be sand blasted due to the condition. Its has a PTO which is what I am going to need. All of the gauges are in tact and the tires are in good condition. I am new to this stuff but have been reading the posts and there are several people who seem to follow this stuff. My questions are 1) with in 100$ could someone tell me its worth 2) is ther an online site for more info about its worth and other tractors.

Talking to this dealer he recommended that I look at this one or a 8N preferably since parts are resonable and a light duty tractor is what I am looking for. I would post the price he gave me but I am looking for replys first. I will try to give more info if needed. Thank you all in advance.

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D. Wells

03-16-1999 12:56:33




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 Re: 53 Ford NAA in reply to D. Wells, 03-13-1999 21:00:32  
Thanks to those who have replied. The asking price from the dealer is 3800. From what I have read this is a little high but it sounds like I am looking for the right kind of tractor. Feel free to continue to reply even with other makes and models so that I can research them too.

Thanks again.



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dave

03-14-1999 05:58:11




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 Re: 53 Ford NAA in reply to D. Wells, 03-13-1999 21:00:32  
its very important to do a compression test on all the cylinders..I know 8n's are minimum of 90 psi not sure on jubs..if the price is low enough on it say 2500 or lower Id grab it even without a compression test..most likely the dealer is asking between 3000 to 3300 for the condition you described it in..if the compression check is good,brakes work,hydraulics work..its worth it..

dave

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Dan

03-13-1999 22:22:50




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 Re: 53 Ford NAA in reply to D. Wells, 03-13-1999 21:00:32  
Given the choice between the 8N and the Golden Jubilee/NAA? No choice at all- the Golden Jubilee wins every time. Lots more tractor.

Now, if you want a utility tractor that will actually work for you, look for one of the Hundred series Fords. The 600 series is very similar in many respects to the Golden Jubilee/NAA. Both the Golden Jubilee/NAA and the 600 series use the 134 cubic inch Red Tiger engine at 31 to 34 horse. The 800 series is also similar in aspect (it is a little larger), but features the 172 cubic inch Red Tiger engine at around 45 horse. The 600 series Fords are generally priced in the same range as the Golden Jubilee/NAA. The 800 series tractors generally run several hundred dollars more.

My personal favorites in working Ford tractors from the Fifties are the 660, the 661, the 860, and the 861. All of these models have the five-speed transmission and live PTO.

You can get a two-speed PTO (540 and 1000 RPM) with the model 681 and the model 881 but there is something of a drawback in the x81's- the Select-O-Speed transmission. When the Select-O-Speed works it is a good transmission. There are actually a few out there that do work well. Unfortunately, most of the Select-O-Speed transmissions do not work quite so well, parts are nearly impossible to find and mechanics qualified to service the SOS are, for the most part, dearly departed.

I suggest finding out as much as you possibly can about the Ford tractors of that era so that you can make an educated choice based upon your projected needs. Surprise surprise, I can help you out with that. Click on the link below and do a little research.

Hope this helps.

Dan
NAA60512

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Joe R

03-15-1999 20:31:51




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 Re: Re: 53 Ford NAA in reply to Dan, 03-13-1999 22:22:50  
Dan!

Find a tractor that will actually work for you?
My Jubilee is no longer talking to you! :-)

Joe



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Dick

03-16-1999 20:02:19




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 Re: Re: Re: 53 Ford NAA in reply to Joe R, 03-15-1999 20:31:51  
Yeah Dan, 'Splain yoself!



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Dan

03-16-1999 05:04:14




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 Re: Re: Re: 53 Ford NAA in reply to Joe R, 03-15-1999 20:31:51  
oh man oh man, faux pas.

I still love my 'Jube!

Dan
NAA60512



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