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russ1

07-17-2017 12:31:20




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Is there a way to tell a genuine gold demonstrator by the serial numbers?




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maxwell99

07-19-2017 04:50:46




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 Re: gold demonstrators in reply to russ1, 07-17-2017 12:31:20  
I do not remember if it was gold color or not,
But I remember as a kid trying to help someone hook up a cultivator to his Ford with sos transmission No wonder the old man was having trouble, if you put it in a forward gear it moved forward 6" if you placed it in reverse it moved in reverse 6" there was no in between stop,

We finally moved the old cultivator to the tractor with a pry bar, it was on and off he went,

First one I had ever seen, must not have sold many in west Ky

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Kirk-NJ

07-17-2017 14:37:11




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 Re: gold demonstrators in reply to russ1, 07-17-2017 12:31:20  
Yes but it must have gold present somewhere. All other date code numbers should be within that three month time frame.
I have a gold demo that the trans has been changed out during the exchange program in the mid sixties. The number was restamped by the dealer.
Also it should have date code on opposite side of bell housing

Kirk



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Gaspump

07-18-2017 07:06:44




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 Re: gold demonstrators in reply to Kirk-NJ, 07-17-2017 14:37:11  
While the emphasis on getting one gold demonstrator to each and every dealer was priority not all dealers immediately ordered one, in fact many dealers were hold outs and some never ordered one. The initial run of the gold's was within that 3 month period but the push to get the hold out dealers on line with the program continued on. Also some dealers took initial unsold units and some even re-ordered when they sold their first ones. There was a substantial pricing advantage so well established dealers jumped on the golds. I recall even as late as August 1959 there was a lot of pressure put on the hold out dealers to order their gold. Some never did but the option to do so was open well into 1959. all in all the initial run was the bulk of the golds but for sure not the only ones. also contrary to many beliefs by the summer of 1959 the dealers for the most part were quite satisfied with the SOS due to the great effort by Ford Tractor to stand behind them and remedy the problems of the early production.

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