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AC Model B 1950? Single small seat.

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Jon F.

08-05-2002 14:56:40

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Have not ran the serial numbers yet, but I think it is a 1950. It has a small single seat with a large very flexible coil spring and a shock absorber. I have seen pictures of other early 50's model B's that appear to have this seat on them, but most have the larger bench type seat. Question - is this an authentic seat? It would appear to be as the brackets and seat assembly do not appear to be custom made. Everything looks original.

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Fred Franklyn

09-25-2002 14:14:08

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 Re: AC Model B 1950? Single small seat. in reply to Jon F., 08-05-2002 14:56:40  
I have 1938 A c tractor you have crank it to start it. It has a hand brack for each back wheel I would like to know how much it worth

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Diesel Don

08-07-2002 19:37:49

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 Re: AC Model B 1950? Single small seat. in reply to Jon F., 08-05-2002 14:56:40  
My B has a Monroe seat on it.The spring was broken and repaired but it works fine.

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08-06-2002 14:25:29

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 Re: AC Model B 1950? Single small seat. in reply to Jon F., 08-05-2002 14:56:40  
I think the name of the seat is Easy Rider or E Z Rider. Don't know if Monroe made them or not, but they made after market seats for many different tractors. It was a very popular seat on H and M Farmalls. We had them on Oliver 70s. I think you could get them for some of the old John Deere A and B models. We had neighbors that had AC WD-45s with a version of that seat, don't know if it was standard or not.

It was a very comfortable seat commpared to the factory seats of the time.

Maybe you should get another B with the bench seat, then you'd have all the bases covered! :)

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Dick L

08-06-2002 08:32:34

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 Re: AC Model B 1950? Single small seat. in reply to Jon F., 08-05-2002 14:56:40  
Check and see how the seat is mounted. Allis Chalmers dealers sold an after market seat that had a bracket that bolted to both sides of the transmission over the final drive flange using the final drive bolts. They might have been Monrow seats. I have some out in my tractor yard but am not sure they are in good enough condition to find the manufactures name.

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Jon F.

08-06-2002 08:42:25

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 Re: Re: AC Model B 1950? Single small seat. in reply to Dick L, 08-06-2002 08:32:34  
Thanks Dick. That is exactly how it is mounted. I was able to find the Monrow name on the shock. The brackets look very original. Also, it has a rear tail light mounted to the left fender. The tractor serial number dated to mid '49 and the tail light SAE? number is xxx-50 so I am assuming the tail light to be original as well and was probably put on by the dealer with the seat as there would be no other place to put it. I have seen a few other AC B's with this tail light set up but with the standard bench seat so who knows. I am going to keep the Monrow seat. I like the look.

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08-05-2002 15:44:19

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 Re: AC Model B 1950? Single small seat. in reply to Jon F., 08-05-2002 14:56:40  
it is not original. parts came off a CA or WD, that does not mean the dealer did not modify for a customer, but not the factory.

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Jon F.

08-05-2002 15:54:51

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 Re: Re: AC Model B 1950? Single small seat. in reply to steve, 08-05-2002 15:44:19  
Thanks for the reply Steve. I since found out that the seat is a Monroe product, the shock absorber people. Evidently, it was a common dealer add on and often ordered from the dealer in lieu of the standard seat. The standard seats leaf springs had a tendency to break under continual and heavy use, thus these seats where a common upgrade. I have not decided if I am going to keep it this way or change it back to the factory seat. Thanks again.

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Rick ('50B, NC)

08-06-2002 09:21:01

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 Re: Re: Re: AC Model B 1950? Single small seat. in reply to Jon F., 08-05-2002 15:54:51  

Keep your Monroe seat. I have one on my '50 B and it is a lot more comfortable than the standard seat. Plus, Your B will look different from the other 99 that may come along. Mine was dealer installed when delivered to its original owner in 1950.

If your shock goes bad, NAPA has a replacement, Part # 2085. Cost $10.99 the last time I bought one.

Best of luck with your B.

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