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Josh M    Posted 11-21-2017 at 17:32:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 1953 Ford Golden Jubilee (NAA)
  • I am looking to get a tractor for general maintenance of my property. Plowing driveway, driveway maintenance, gardening, mowing, moving down trees, etc. I am pretty new at all of this and am looking for advice. I found a 1953 Ford Golden Jubilee (NAA) tractor. It says it is fully restored and runs perfectly and new clutch. I have not gotten to drive it around yet to see how it runs. What are some common problems to look for when I am inspecting this tractor to buy? Is $4900 a good price? How will I know if this has been restored correctly? Thanks in advance for everyone's thoughts and advice; Just a city boy trying making a country living.


    36 coupe    Posted 11-27-2017 at 16:48:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I would look for a later 640.It wont have the 8N rear axle problem or the weak differrential housing.The housing was used for 1 year and could not stand the increased HP of the OHV engine.

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 11-21-2017 at 22:44:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That price is indeed high considering what most NAA's sell for in today's market.

    If the tractor is in excellent condition (mechanically, cosmetically, tires, etc) the price may be justified.

    While others may disagree about the price, when you consider that a new lawn tractor today costs more than $5K, a NAA, even being 60+ years old is a much better tractor with greater capabilities.

    David in VA    Posted 11-23-2017 at 11:01:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You can buy a good 3000, or 3600 ford diesel for that kind of money with live PTO and power steering. Run away from that deal cause it aint no deal

    steveVa    Posted 11-21-2017 at 22:38:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My jubilee came with new tires, Sherman high low trans, and up exhaust conversion. I paid a little more then half of what they are asking.
    If the motor was completely rebuilt and yours was like new 4900 would be ok, but it would need to be real nice.
    The main thing to look for on a Jubilee is the block sometimes gets a fine crack next to the drain cock on the side of the block.

    Ron and Mary    Posted 11-21-2017 at 21:48:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • It would have to be almost perfect for that price and it isn't. If you paid that much for a tractor that was really worth that kind of money, you wouldn't want to use it for every day like you are planning. Best to buy one in good running order that you wouldn't be afraid to use, and one like that will cost considerably less. This is now winter and you have lots of time to look at lots of tractors unless snow for you is a real problem. Don't get in a hurry would be my advice.

    John in Mich    Posted 11-21-2017 at 19:49:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • New paint is NOT fully restored. Who paints spark plug wires? Half that price would be more than fair, in my opinion. To each his own.

    r gEIGER    Posted 11-21-2017 at 19:25:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Looks good in the pictures, good looking rubber, but I think it is over priced even with the mower.

    Ozlander    Posted 11-24-2017 at 21:57:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Wrong color paint to boot.
    Grill bent.
    Tin tweaked.

    Josh M    Posted 11-21-2017 at 19:40:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Mower is extra... so definitely over priced..

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