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Howdy Case-a-holix
WoW, so glad to find a forum dedicated to Case/Colt/Ingersoll Tractors. I currently have 2, a 1973 444 Demonstrator that's all complete, but in need of some serious resoration time and an 81 224 that came from a family member who lives in Ohio. The 224 belonged to my cousin and I was on one of my serial visits to his house when the 81 arrived in 82, brand new from the showroom floor with a mower deck, a Brinly plow and a lawn sweeper. Still have the plow, in fact, it's in excellent condition. The 224 was showing some signs of wear of course but overall it's in great condition. I'll provide some photos later when I have more time. As it is, I needed to pull all the wiring as it was rat eaten and after getting the hydro tank out of the way I kept finding more things that looked like they could use a little tlc that I wound up pulling it completely down and right now it's in a bazillion pieces and the engine is down at the machine shop to fix a stupid error on my part regarding extraction of a broken/frozen exhaust bolt. I've got more plans than money and with a wife and 3 kids, 2 under 5 and a job with the local water authority running a backhoe on call 24/7 it seems my projects go a little slower than I would like. I don't know where my tractor fetish came from, but I can't resist machinery like this and I hope to restore the 224 and 444 and spend the next 30 years wearing them out all over again. I hope to be able to buy and install a hydraulic pto and tiller one day on both tractors as well as a holding valve and that other one that limits ground speed while allowing much finer speed control and full engine power.....can't believe i cant remember the name right now, oh well, only been up 4-ever today.............

One day, shortly after winning the lottery i plan on buying a 648 Backhoe Loader, preferably in PERFECTLY RESTORED condition already so I can putz around the back 40 digging holes for the squirrels to hide some nuts.

Guess that's it for now. Great to be here and looking forward to picking many of your brains in the future as I attempt to complete my projects.

-Loco
 

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Nice to see ya Tom, glad to see you going incognito again. Don't worry, except for adding some 26" spinners and fuzzy dice, the BK is gonna look like showroom stock. :mrgreen: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
 

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Loco welcome to the site! :trink: Sweet home Alabama! :trink: Glad you're here! :thumbup: Looking forward to pictures of the Demonstrator and also to follow the restoration. There are several members on the site that really know how to restore, world class. Look forward to talking with you on the site. :222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 
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