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About 35desoto

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  • Birthday 09/20/1958

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    Auckland New Zealand
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    Old cars esp Mopars, Old tractors esp IH and David Brown

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    Dad's birthday

    Guys - my dad would have been 92 also on Feb 2. We lost him 18 months ago - he was plain worn out. He was no farmer but he married a farmers daughter and Mum never lost her love for the land and passed that onto me and one other brother. I think to get into your 90' s is a credit.
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    1945 McCormick Deering W6

    To answer simply Yes we are We have our issues but sometimes Im grateful to be a simple country boy who lives down underπŸ˜ƒ
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    Edendale Vintage Club's Crank Up 2019

    It was a real buzz to see the traction engines in the tractor pull. The oldest engines pulled that trailer the longest! Their torque was/is fantastic. But at least two hours from lighting the fire till you can move so no fast get aways.
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    1945 McCormick Deering W6

    Local show? Lol I come down from Auckland for the whole weekend and I know Franklin Vintage Machinery boys were there too. Crank up is world famous in N Z πŸ‘ It was a shame they couldn't run the big tractor pull like previous years but at least it's still retained its uniqueness. You couldn't run a show like that in Auckland as the PC brigade would be up in arms. Bring on 2020' s show
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    1945 McCormick Deering W6

    I was at Crank up too and saw the tractor - but didnt connect it to being your one here LOL It was a good show and I love going to Crank up. It's a great two days and your tractor is a credit to all concerned. I was excited to watch the IH3388(?) in the tractor pull - just walked away with the pull trailer. I was invited to crew one of the traction engines and again a new experience but I digress and am taking away from your thread on your Dads tractor Well done Cheers Brett
  6. Love it πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    1st tractor to have hydraulic steering?

    On the English ones was it the 454 ? - 434 and 44 had mechsnicsl steering with power assist sometimes
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    Something for Farmers.....

    Rural news? 😁😁
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    I agree
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    5120 seriel number

    Thanks for the information so far I have rechecked the plate inside the cab and my letters and numbers are correct to the tag TractorData states the serial numbers for the 90/91 ones but there is no link on the 92 onwards listing. It states two 5120's - the 90/91 at 88 HP and then another entry for the 92 onwards ones for 90 odd horsepower. My numbers are either a late 91 or an early 92 and hence my confusion I couldn't get the first site to tell me much and I hope its my lack of computer skills thats not allowing me to find the info LOL The Tractor is far from perfect but it has a good engine and running gear. The cab is well and truly used but nothing a darn good clean wouldn't fix 80% of the issues. There are a few lights to replace and so far I have learnt that the headlights are the same as an 895. If I'm wrong please correct me
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    5120 seriel number

    Hello all My turn to ask for some information please i'm right in the process of buying a Case IH 5120 and the seller has provided the serial number JJF1008270. I have tried several sites to see what year this tractor is or its year of production but I am having no luck. Tractordata doesn't list this one nor do some of the other sites I have used. Anyone out there able to help me? thanks Brett
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    1486 red power and a boy

    Well done Glad to see you had time together
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    D310 overhaul

    I'd be extremely happy with those clearances - it's as close to being ex factory as possible. Those clearances will allow you to keep good oil pressure esp when the engine is hot
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    The conversations I have

    The dog is not complaining!
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    Anyone know what this fits

    A floggle toggle off a thingy amagig sorry could help a little light humour