2015 - Volume #39, Issue #3, Page #22[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Model G Made From Model AWhen Dave Zook picked up a home-built Allis-Chalmers tractor he recognized a number of Model A Ford parts. Wheels, axle, and 3-speed forward plus reverse all appeared to be Model A parts. The frame was mostly 2 by 2-in. tube steel.
“I wasn’t sure about the front wheels, but I could see the rear end was Model A,” recalls Zook.
The Model G look-alike tractor had been sitting for an extended period of time. He cleaned the carburetor, changed oil and tuned up the engine to get it running.
“It has a 15 hp Wisconsin engine. Like most of them, it was sometimes an easy start and sometimes required a lot of cranking,” says Zook.
The transmission had a sprocket and chain drive to a sprocket on the differential. The brakes worked fine. The clutch was a lever mounted to the right side of the operator seat, and the shift on the transmission was to the rear of the operator, as was the throttle on the rear left side.
“The tractor came with a working cultivator frame,” says Zook. “I cleaned up everything, painted it and installed cultivator sweeps. It looks a lot like the real thing.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Charles Zook, 6116 S. Hollis Rd., Bartonville, Ill. 61607 (ph 309 697-3528; email@example.com).
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