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    Silver Member hoffmtim's Avatar
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    Default Getting the '49 MT ready to get restored by a friend

    I've owned the old girl since 1997. A friend of mine is in the business of restorations. I loaded it up today and hauled it to his house (he restores them in a detached 2 stall garage). Hopefully it'll get done prior to show season


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    Sweet! Are you going through the mechanicals or just paint?

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    Default Re: Getting the '49 MT ready to get restored by a friend

    I had one of these about 15 years ago, but sold it to thin the herd some. Some don't care for the Dubuque tractors, but it's a handy little tractor. I loved the telescoping steering wheel.

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    Keep us posted on the restoration. (With photos would be even better).

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    Default Re: Getting the '49 MT ready to get restored by a friend

    Quote Originally Posted by DT86 View Post
    Sweet! Are you going through the mechanicals or just paint?
    It needs a little work to get running again, but the engine is free. We'll get it running and see if we need to do anything more. If it runs fine, we'll get her painted up and new front tires (Rears are new). Previous owner cobbled some lights and other things on it that we'll remove and bring it back to original.

    Mike R, this o'l girl came to me via Canada. It was a purchased up there and brought down to the States by the person I bought it from.

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    Default Re: Getting the '49 MT ready to get restored by a friend

    Those are sweet running tractors .

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    Default Re: Getting the '49 MT ready to get restored by a friend

    The old girl is running again. Needed a coil, plugs and plug wires and all to be rewired to switch. That's what I get for letting her sit for 12 years! She was treated to a power wash on a rare 50 degree day here in South Dakota (high of 16 tomorrow), and now the work begins to prepare for paint. New front tires are coming as well.

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    Default Re: Getting the '49 MT ready to get restored by a friend

    Looks like good progress is being made.

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    Default Re: Getting the '49 MT ready to get restored by a friend

    More progress...

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    Default Re: Getting the '49 MT ready to get restored by a friend

    Are you going to leave it 12volt or put it back to the 6 volt? I see it has an alternator on it.

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