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Ron and Mary    Posted 09-15-2017 at 10:19:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Will this marriage work?
  • We are thinking about splitting two tractors, one Jubilee and an NAA, and putting the best of them together. This will just be an everyday worker around the place. Will everything match up alright? I would hate to go to all that trouble and discover I couldn't get the plates just forward of the hydraulic sump to match up. Are there any other match-up issues?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-15-2017 at 12:40:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • In September, 1952, FORD released the new NAA Model, designated the 'Golden Jubilee' in honor of 50 years of FoMoCo. The hood nose cone emblem stated around the circumference 'GOLDEN JUBILEE' with the wheat straw logo. It was essentially the new 1953 model. The 1954 Model NAA was virtually the same identical tractor minus the specially marked nose emblem. The '54 NAA nose emblem was just the plain wheat straw logo and no GOLDEN JUBILEE markings. That name was reserved only for the '53 models. the only other difference is where they stamped the serial number. Go to John Smith's web site and scroll down til you find the NAA. HERE IS THE LINK: 1954/55 saw the new Hundred Series Models, the 600 being almost a clone of the NAA with some modifications, mostly to the 134 Red Tiger OHV engine.


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    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 09-15-2017 at 11:11:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The golden jubilee is the first year special anniversary edition of the NAA. The golden jubilee is an NAA, so the only match-up difference would be any factory changes. The gang here would most likely need to know what year NAA is being wedded to the first year jubilee.

    Ron and Mary    Posted 09-15-2017 at 22:02:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • We looked at the serial numbers on the recently acquired "parts tractor" (that somebody painted blue). It is EAB 6015-D. We think that means it is a 1953 NAA. If you can verify this it would be much appreciated. Stamped on the engine is A 932. Stamped on the reservoir beneath the lift cover is NAA 7006 B.

    On our Jubilee that we have had for several years (engine is in great shape) there is no serial number, but what appears to be NAA 7006 B stamped on the the reservoir beneath the lift cover. (The same NAA 7006 B on the parts tractor) although it is hard to be sure under so many coats of paint.

    I feel pretty good about it, but don't have anything like the knowledge you guys have.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-16-2017 at 05:22:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • No, those numbers are not the tractor serial number; you are not looking in the correct area. 6015-D is an engine ID number. NAA-7006-B is a part number. Note the NAA had two different S/N locations. See if this helps....


    FORD N-SERIES TRACTOR SERIAL NUMBER IDENTIFICATION LOCATIONS:


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    Ron and Mary    Posted 09-18-2017 at 04:31:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Tim. Very helpful. We have found the serial numbers, neither of which can be read in its entirety due to built up paint and other gunk on the parts tractor. We will be removing some of that this week as we want those numbers for posterity. The good news is that the parts numbers on the center housings are the same and everything looks and measures the same, so it's all good. Our tractor guy looked them over and said 'no problem'. Looks like we're going to be ridding ourselves of a lot of blue paint.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-18-2017 at 10:27:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'd caution on removing paint, dirt, grease, and grime to view the serial number. Do not use anything abrasive like a wire wheel, sanding disc, file, or chisel/scarper of any kind. Apply a good paint remover, I have used the old standby, Naval Jelly, and it may take a few applications to get it all down to bare metal. I'd apply with a soft rag, then gently work in with an old toothbrush. My early 8N serial number was so weakly hand stamped I finally had to use Magna Flux™ and a black light to read it.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Ron and Mary    Posted 09-18-2017 at 14:08:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Nothing abrasive will be used. That is what paint remover and a wiping cloth is for. Will also neutralize it with mineral spirits, then soap and water. For an old guy I'm pretty excited about this project.

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