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$500 8N

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Steve

08-03-2001 21:10:30
64.12.104.182



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I'm looking at an 8N that the woman wants $500 for. It is missing a carb. but everything else looks like it is there. The sheet metal is in great shape. The left rear seal is leaking badly, there is oil on the tire and the dip stick on the trans. looks bad. It's been stored inside for years. She says one of her sons rebuilt the enginge in ag shop about 30 years ago but I don't think it has been run since then. The engine oil looks good. The tires have no wear at all but they have been on the tractor for years. Does this sound like a good deal?

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Kens640

09-01-2003 11:59:01
204.117.100.234



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 Re: $500 8N in reply to Steve, 08-03-2001 21:10:30  
Steve , that MontanaLee sounds like a real safety concerned friend . Really nice of him to offer all that assistance & to travel all that distance to help you out .Do you have many friends like him ? Good luck .



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JRH_9N

08-05-2001 09:20:47
208.137.76.40



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 Re: $500 8N in reply to Steve, 08-03-2001 21:10:30  
I see what they go for around here, working and non-working.

SImple answer- 'Yep'. Put a carb on it and a sure seal on the leaking wheel, a little TLC, and enjoy the easy 400% return on investment on sale.

Jim



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Montana Lee

08-04-2001 20:34:12
66.109.131.17



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 Re: $500 8N in reply to Steve, 08-03-2001 21:10:30  
Steve...be careful! This is a bad deal if I ever saw one! You could be poisoned from the old oil and grease etc. Tell ya' what. I'll solve the whole problem for ya'...send me a private email as to the location and I'll meet you there with my special gloves on (and $500!) You'll sleep better knowing that this thing is safe way out in Montana....



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smokie

08-04-2001 14:00:02
205.188.193.52



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 Re: $500 8N in reply to Steve, 08-03-2001 21:10:30  
if some one offerd me that deal i would jump on it site unseen just get it on the trailer and get it out of there before she thinks about it to long i am in florida i would drive across the state just to beat ya to it.(grin)



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Jim.UT

08-04-2001 06:35:16
205.188.193.181



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 Re: $500 8N in reply to Steve, 08-03-2001 21:10:30  
Yes, buy it. The carb may be sitting in a box on a shelf somewhere, forgotten. Ask for permission to snoop around to see if you can uncover it. Offer her an extra $100 if you find it.

I'm like everyone else, If you don't want it, I do! I'm in Northern Utah. After you buy it, post again and let us know where you find it so most of us can feel better about not getting there first.



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Jim.UT.....with a P.S.

08-04-2001 06:45:08
205.188.193.181



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 Re: Re: $500 8N in reply to Jim.UT, 08-04-2001 06:35:16  
Over on the Ford board there's an illegal ad from someone trying to sell a 9N. Asking about $900. Phone numbers are in the ad.



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Ken N Tx

08-04-2001 02:13:05
64.12.105.56



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 Re: $500 8N in reply to Steve, 08-03-2001 21:10:30  
If you buy it for $500, I will give you $ 750 hows that for a deal! Dallas/Ft Worth area. Have trailer will travel..



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JOHN

08-03-2001 23:10:32
198.81.17.166



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 Re: $500 8N in reply to Steve, 08-03-2001 21:10:30  
Yes, it sounds good.
If you are in California and you don't want it, please let ME know. I could use another N.
JOHN :>)



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buck

08-03-2001 21:33:56
209.240.221.69



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 Re: $500 8N in reply to Steve, 08-03-2001 21:10:30  

as good as it gets. the sheetmetal is worth that. 50 years old and been resting for 30 heck it is only 20--better not let too many people find out about this one before you get it home.



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Big Mike

08-03-2001 21:26:51
152.163.213.212



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 Re: $500 8N in reply to Steve, 08-03-2001 21:10:30  
Seems like a deal to me. The carb can be found used or a new one for 150 or so. If you want to spend the time to check it out thourghly ask if you can drain the trans and engine oil. Check for water because even though its been inside for years it might have spent 10 years outside collecting water and rusting the bearings and gears in the trans. The tires will be either ok or rotted out. No way to really tell until you get it running again. But there is a good chance they will be ok..If you decide not to pursue it pass it on here and maybe someone else is interested in it. I am in the Portland Oregon area so if its close to here let me know first(LOL)...Big Mike

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