|Subject:||Added to the vehicle collection - It ain't a Bike Though||Date:||Thu Jun 13 17:05:12 2013|
Dana and I went up to Liberty NY last weekend to pick up my latest toy. (Not a motorcycle this time)
It is a 1929 Model A Ford converted to a Doodlebug Tractor. It has a Model AA truck worm gear rear-end and a two speed aux truck transmission. Six forward gears and two reverse. Plenty of patina. Worse brakes than the WLA, if that's possible. Seat is none too comfortable. Leaks oil like an old Harley. At least I'm getting some use out of my large drip pans.
This conversion was pretty common during WWII when tractors were scarce.
I might have to pick George Downes' brain. This is the first Model A I've tinkered with.
Right now the tractor is taking up Dana's garage space. Wonder how long that will last?