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Kimberly    Posted 05-02-2019 at 11:52:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Kirk-NJ came to my rescue
  • As you may know, my job of working on the lift turned into a nightmare with a crack in the centre housing that holds the pinion bearing and a damaged differential. I almost felt like just putting the Old Girl back together and using her until she just failed completely. I found the centre housing at a salvage yard within driving distance but the price was $400.00 and the guy was not moving off the price. Shipping such heavy parts was rather prohibitive as well.

    Kirk-NJ came to my rescue. He donated, free of charge, a centre housing and a differential. My friend made the trip out and picked them up. Currently they are still in NJ but I am hoping my friend will make the trip down before too long so I can get back to working on the Old Girl.

    Kimberly    Posted 05-07-2019 at 17:17:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The parts are still up north but I hope they can soon make it down. If not, there may be a road trip in my future. I am excited to get the Old Girl back together and not sure I can wait. Thanks again Kirk, this means a lot to me. As others said, I will pay it forward when I am able.

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    TheOldHokie    Posted 05-08-2019 at 04:55:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Kirk is a good guy. You are getting more than your fair share of adversity with this tractor and showing a lot of grit. A lot of people would have thrown in the towel. Good luck.

    TOH

    Tom Wenrich    Posted 05-02-2019 at 18:18:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Kimberly,
    In what part of NC are you located?
    Tom

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-02-2019 at 13:34:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Kudos to Kirk -he da man! Too bad nobody is close to you so as to pop in and give you some help. Hindsight is 20/20 no doubt. If'N you had known about all the issues with this 8N, making a purchase of another may have been an option to ponder. $1200- $1800 is an average going rate these days.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 05-03-2019 at 03:16:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Another purchase would have been nice but she wants to save this tractor cause it was her Dad's tractor. Was happy to donate to such a worthy cause.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 05-03-2019 at 06:06:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes, I realize that but could have kept dad's original and used it as is for light work. There is a 1949 8N in the current N-News ads for $1000, says it runs. It's all a moot point anyway now. Tough breaks - get too far into a project before realizing how bad it is. You saved her a lot of problems that's for sure so someday soon we may all be able to see this tractor run again and better than it was.

    Tim

    Kimberly    Posted 05-05-2019 at 14:36:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I don't have a thousand dollars. If I had the money, I probably would buy a tractor to use for parts as needed to get Dad's tractor going. I could perhaps sell anything not needed. I have been using the tractor with this damage. I had noticed a noise that was not normal when lifting heavy implements. I had intended to make a video to share that noise but it may be related to what I have found out. I will know when I get the Old Girl running again.

    Thanks for all you have done Kirk, very much appreciated.

    Jim A. Ok.    Posted 05-02-2019 at 12:04:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thank you Kirk-NJ for your donation of parts to Kimberly.

    mikenmo    Posted 05-07-2019 at 02:26:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • pay it foward...karma....good deeds.....always nice to help someone who is trying really hard themselves....good job

    JMOR    Posted 05-02-2019 at 14:38:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Ditto.. Mighty nice!

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