I'd like to say hello to all the members. I live in Jim Thorpe, PA. that's at the foothills of the Pocono Mountains. My family has been self employid in the Excavating business since 1978. We also own and operate Sand Spring Trout Hatchery on our property. My first tractor a 76-446 was purchased used from a friend of mine to use at the hatchery. It got abused and forgotton until last Spring when a friend of mine saw it under my carport. His remark was, "that's quite a tractor". That lit a fire under me to bring it back to life. It's been an ongoing mission since last May. It's about an hour away from firing the engine for the first time in quit a few years.
In the meantime, in December, I stumbled upon a 72-222 at a used tractor shop. the owner turned the key, and it fired right up, not an ounce of smoke!. You guessed it, it's now in my garage. It needs some sprucing up, but it's in great shape for a 1972. That leads us to a trip to a local outdoor power equipment shop to purchase points and condenser for the 222. I told the owner it was for an older Case. He replied, do you want to see an old Case? Hmmm! Let's go!!!
We walked out back to the same place I scoured to find Speaker lenses. There it was! A Case 150. My eyes lit up. It has alot of surface rust, but the sheet metal is incredible. Well, we picked it up Saturday. Took it to my buddy's garage and within 10 minutes or so, we had it roaring back to life!
I'll keep the group posted on my progress to make them presentable. My goal isn't exactly to make them look like new, but to make old tractors look like they are well cared for.