This Ford 4000 tractor was offered to Cliff: price, $500.
The forecasters said it would get near 80 degrees, so we took off on the Gold Wing at nine this morning and headed for Warrensburg, a forty-five-minute ride from here. A pretty cool ride, at first.
The Selectomatic transmission is messed up on this thing. Cliff's brother, who has worked on such tractors, says it might be a blown O-ring, which he could fix. Cliff started it up, and it sounded good, although he said there's a fuel problem somewhere; gasoline problems, however, are one of his specialties. He loves chasing down what's wrong, finding the trouble, and making it right.
We really don't have the money, but this is such a bargain, he can't resist it.
Looks like a good project for this winter.
I am thankful for Cliff's love of tractors, and that he has a shop where he can work on these "noble beasts". He's never bored.
Now it's time for him to go to work. Time to pay the piper. (Have I mentioned how thankful I am for Cliff's job?)