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A-c B worth the price?

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Farmman

03-21-2002 11:13:47




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Found a guy with an old B. I can buy it for $525.00 the carb is missing but the old guy claims it runs good. Has new rubber the whole way around. Missing a few trinkets and the seat bottom ( the usual ). Think it's worth the $525.00. The sheet metal is in excellent cond. not a dent or piece of rust anywhere.




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stormy

03-22-2002 05:55:33




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 Re: a-c B worth the price? in reply to Farmman, 03-21-2002 11:13:47  
If this tractor is as you say, it sounds like a pretty good deal. But be careful. I bought a 51 B
last year. The engine was not running, but it was loose. It had pretty good tin work. Back tires were very good, fronts were junk. I paid $650 for it, which ended up being way to much. Before the engine was done I had almost $700 in it. Turned the crank, new bearings, 2 sleeves,2 pistons,and all new rings. Had the head done, new manifold, all new gaskets. The tractor is almost done. It was a learning experiance for me. When I'm done I will have quite a bit more in it than I paid for it.

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Steve in N.J.

03-22-2002 04:37:09




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 Re: a-c B worth the price? in reply to Farmman, 03-21-2002 11:13:47  
Farmman,

Sounds like a good deal to me! If it has new rubber all the way around on it, that's worth it right there. Those rear tires aren't cheap. I paid $400. for my B and the engine was stuck due to a missing muffler. The sheetmetal was perfect though, and it wasn't worn out. You could say everything else was as tight as the motor...Go for it!



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TractorMike

03-21-2002 17:41:52




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 Re: a-c B worth the price? in reply to Farmman, 03-21-2002 11:13:47  
Farmman, I paied $500 for my B. It didn't run great when I got it, it did not have any sheet metal, it didn't have an air cleaner and it needs new back rims. I think it sounds like a good buy to me, Hope this helps. TractorMike



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Tom

03-21-2002 17:41:47




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 Re: a-c B worth the price? in reply to Farmman, 03-21-2002 11:13:47  
Yes. If you get it to run with little cost even better, but if it is in good shape, tires, tin, etc. the parts are worth more than that. You may get a good deal here if you get it going, and I don't see how you can loose even if it costs you a bit to get it going. Even if the engine is stuck it still sounds OK.



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steve

03-21-2002 16:31:02




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 Re: a-c B worth the price? in reply to Farmman, 03-21-2002 11:13:47  
is the engine free, and turns by hand. if so it is a good buy. if it is stuck, i would look a little closer on what total problem are. You cant go too wrong for that price. The parts are worth that.



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Lukey

03-21-2002 15:40:53




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 Re: a-c B worth the price? in reply to Farmman, 03-21-2002 11:13:47  

I have a coondog that would be first to the tree every time if only he had legs.



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Farmman

03-22-2002 09:41:33




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 Re: Re: a-c B worth the price? in reply to Lukey, 03-21-2002 15:40:53  
Thanks for all the follow-up's. Think I'll buy her first of the week. The old fellow said he would look for the carb. He said he took it off and misplaced it. Just finished a m-h 44g anyway and need a new reason to hear my wife b***h! By the way I had a coon hound once. A black&tan. The dog ran off one night and I haven't seen him in 19 years.



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Brad

03-23-2002 19:50:35




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 Re: Re: Re: a-c B worth the price? in reply to Farmman, 03-22-2002 09:41:33  
buy the tractor, smile at youre Mrs, and dont wait up for the dog.



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