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Anyone here do any antique tractor pulls? Finally found the guy who bought my grandpa's Super M Farmall. Needs a lot of work, but worth it to me hope to be able to get it fixed up and do some pulls this year, but probably wont happen until next year.

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yeah i do, its alot of fun when everything goes good. not so much fun when stuff breaks, but it all turns it self around after you have a few beers to forget about the borken parts
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Just a couple miles North of me is a town called Georgetown, ILL.....there is a fair during the first couple weeks of August and one night is Antique tractor pulling....always a good time.....most of the guys just bring in the oldest tractor they have and pulll with them

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My dad and I restore tractors as a hobby and I pull mine a little, I have a 49 M diesel and rite now we are working on a MV. If your into old Farmall's the Indiana IH collectors association summer show is some where in northern Indiana this year.......I think maybe in Portage???

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makes me want to get the Centour running again... but it may have to wait.

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Sold: 01 Dodge cummins ECLB a few more mods to 353hp

Sold: 97 F250 SCLB, 5 speed 2wd. minor mods to 327hp

See a pattern? next I will have to find one of those 6 door jobbers...
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My dad and I restore tractors as a hobby and I pull mine a little, I have a 49 M diesel and rite now we are working on a MV. If your into old Farmall's the Indiana IH collectors association summer show is some where in northern Indiana this year.......I think maybe in Portage???
Yeah it is in Portage. I have been looking for a SMDTA (Super M Diesel Torque Amplifier) to fix up and restore. I am currently working on my 1934 F-12 and my 1948 TD6. I am wondering how the TD6 would do in a tractor pull...
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My dad and I restore tractors as a hobby and I pull mine a little, I have a 49 M diesel and rite now we are working on a MV. If your into old Farmall's the Indiana IH collectors association summer show is some where in northern Indiana this year.......I think maybe in Portage???
I'll have to check out that show. I probably wont have it ready to pulll this year, but will definately be ready next year. Would like to find a M diesel, but the one I am getting has a sentimental value. I'll start with that.

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Yeah it is in Portage. I have been looking for a SMDTA (Super M Diesel Torque Amplifier) to fix up and restore. I am currently working on my 1934 F-12 and my 1948 TD6. I am wondering how the TD6 would do in a tractor pull...
I know where there is about three different ones I know they are a pain to find we search for three years to find one and once I found it I found four more. I once saw a Oliver Cletrac pull one time but it didn't do very well, it just didn't have enough weight. But I think a TD6 would have enough to do it though.

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I'll have to check out that show. I probably wont have it ready to pulll this year, but will definately be ready next year. Would like to find a M diesel, but the one I am getting has a sentimental value. I'll start with that.
MD was the second tractor I restored and by fare one of my favorites.
Heres a picture of are diesel's. From left to right- '54 SW6-TA Diesel,'54 SM-TA Diesel,'49 M Diesel

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If you guy's don't mind the drive there is a show in Elnora In. that is diffently worth the trip last year we had almost 2200 tractors, plus steam engines, trucks, and hit and miss motors.
White River Valley Antique Association

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If you guy's don't mind the drive there is a show in Elnora In. that is diffently worth the trip last year we had almost 2200 tractors, plus steam engines, trucks, and hit and miss motors.
White River Valley Antique Association
I hope thats not during the Mackinaw bridge crossing... if its not then i might consider on going
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