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I bought a VAC at a sale Sat.

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Farmallb

03-25-2012 18:37:25




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Running, Front wheels flat but I aired them up, 3pt hitch, with Cases Eagle hitch adapted with a center point. I went up to it as they were selling it. I couldnt hear what was being said or bid cause they had loud speakers close. I finally asked the auctioneer what they had got to. I knew if he gave me a number I could pretty much keep up with it. I wanted to be able to tell others at church what it brought.
The auctioneer said he was trying to get $50 for it. I said he ll Ill bid $50. Then he himmed and hawed, and somebody bid $65. I thought id run it to $100 to make me feel good about not being able to afford it.
He asked for $75. I thought the bidding would shoot off now.

IT DIDNT. I got it for $75

I cant hardly steer it. It has sat for 20yrs. The hand gas lever goes round with the steering wheel.
I was 2 miles from home, and we couldnt keep it running. Forgot it had a foot feed. So I got the neighbor to pull me home.. He got to doing around 25 miles an hour. I had it in gear in case the brakes proved bad. But it got so loud in the gear case I thought it might be dry so I kicked it out of gear. As I got close to home I remembered what I had forgot earlier. That I had to go down a steep hill to my driveway. O Well, I thought. There was a state road at a curve we had to come to a stop at and id shift it back then. When he got to the state road, He looked out to see nobody was comeing round the curve, and motioned me on. We didnt stop.
When we started comeing down the hill, he hadnt slowed any and I was creeping up on his pk even with me haveing the brakes pushed as hard as I could. When he got 1/2 way down he motioned I was getting too close. I motioned for him to go on past my driveway, and up the next hill where we could turn around and come back slower. He motioned he was going to turn in. He did. I thought that he would pull me into the turn as I couldnt steer into it fast enough. I was wrong. Just as he was at a 45@ angle from me, the chain came lose. The front wheels BARELY missed the grader ditch and the back one was or would have gone into it but I got it stopped.

AND , So? How was your day??

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CTPhil

03-27-2012 11:44:52




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Farmallb, 03-25-2012 18:37:25  
You can hook up the hand and foot throttle together, but I wouldn't be surprised if there's a rust problem with the hand part. On the later models the hand throttle rod converts to a cable in the battery box and could be rusted solid. Earlier models were all rods and usually continued to work even with long term neglect.



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Farmallb

03-27-2012 14:51:29




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to CTPhil, 03-27-2012 11:44:52  
yes its got the remains of the cable on it yet. Its broke 4in from the lever. Maybe they broke it when they tried to turn it around



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Farmallb

03-26-2012 12:46:17




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Farmallb, 03-25-2012 18:37:25  
VAC 5573423. What year is it??



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Paul f

03-26-2012 14:09:36




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Farmallb, 03-26-2012 12:46:17  
1951 With eagle hitch and live hydro??? Better tractor than the Ford 8Ns that cost big $$$



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Farmallb

03-26-2012 14:34:52




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Paul f, 03-26-2012 14:09:36  
I need the lever that operates the 3pt. Anybody have one.

Will this 3 point have power down, as well as up>>



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Joe (Wa)

03-26-2012 16:24:05




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Farmallb, 03-26-2012 14:34:52  
No down pressure on the Eagle hitch, cylinder is single acting, draft arms drop by their own weight when release valve is opened with the lever in the down position.

Joe



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Farmallb

03-26-2012 12:48:57




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Farmallb, 03-26-2012 12:46:17  
I thought I mentioned I kicked it out of gear real early cause lf the rear end whineing. I had the clutch in, so the engine wasnt turning.



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MMEd

03-26-2012 09:41:17




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Farmallb, 03-25-2012 18:37:25  
Wow - and I thought 10 MPH was way too fast for pulling a tractor - and in gear? You must have been turning engine 3000-4000 rpm. I'd get someone else to tow me next time.



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D G Wells

03-26-2012 06:06:28




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Farmallb, 03-25-2012 18:37:25  
Man,--- that was funny. I laughed and laughed over that story. Things get a bit hairy sometimes and we start out so innocently. And we wonder how it turned out to be such a mess, and there we are right in the middle of the whole thing. Funny. Glad you're safe home. ---Derrol in Texas---



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McKerrow630

03-26-2012 03:00:05




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Farmallb, 03-25-2012 18:37:25  
"Can you say Pucker Butt " man thats got to be one very fast 2 miles!!! Glad to hear you "both made it home in one piece. Thats one of them stories you tell how not to pull home a brakeless tractor. I will give ya $75 fo it. God Bless



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Farmallb

03-26-2012 12:51:14




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to McKerrow630, 03-26-2012 03:00:05  
McK Whered u get 2 miles. I said it was a dang fast 25 more or dang little less miles



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McKerrow630

03-26-2012 14:02:32




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Farmallb, 03-26-2012 12:51:14  
Sorry I ment 2 miles away from home. Meaning that you where going very very fast the LAST 2 miles. Trying to steer that thing had to be a real challage. God Bless



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Christopher Mikesell

03-25-2012 19:35:19




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Farmallb, 03-25-2012 18:37:25  
Do you plan to get it going? You sure got a good deal.



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Farmallb

03-26-2012 12:55:27




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Christopher Mikesell, 03-25-2012 19:35:19  
Anybody know where the air cleaner cover with screen underneith can be had? Looks like this one was frozen on and they beat it off so as to spray it to start it. just my guess.



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Farmallb

03-26-2012 18:08:39




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Farmallb, 03-26-2012 12:55:27  
Some questions

#1 How do I grease the front wheels. My grandads 34 CC Casae has u grease cups/caps you screw out fill and screw back in. This one dosent, nor does it havew grease zerks on the wheels.
#2 How do I grease the rear axle bearings? Didfnt see any zerks at the end of the axles
#3 How many hp does it have?
#4 Can I hook up both the hand throttle and the foot f eed both. Currently the foot feed is the only thing hooked up, and I think id like the hand lever for the gas when im plowing or discing with it.
#5 Someone said it was better than the Fords of the same era. AND I AGREE, BUT, If the lift dosent power down, Other than it being a good Case rather than a lousy Ford, Whats the better difference??
#6 Do I have to do anything with the water pump to lube it? Thanks to alla u fellers that responded.

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Paul f

03-27-2012 07:00:14




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Farmallb, 03-26-2012 18:08:39  
About 20 hp. You have to remove and pack the front wheel bearings by hand. After you have many people drill a hole in the hub cover and put a zerk fitting in.

The hydraulics are live (big improvement over the Ford 8N). Way cheaper to buy.



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Farmallb

03-26-2012 12:53:55




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Christopher Mikesell, 03-25-2012 19:35:19  
By the way. Can I have both the hand throttle and the foot feed hooked at the same time. Im used to a hand throttle and think it would be better for plowing and discing



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hardscrabble

03-25-2012 19:32:44




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 Re: I bought a VAC at a sale Sat. in reply to Farmallb, 03-25-2012 18:37:25  
Your neighbor is a MORON! My stupid younger brother pulled the same stunt with me, on a JD A, across a field. Luckily I had brakes.



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