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upnorthwi
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:33 pm    Post subject: 1954 Ford NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

HI,

I have a chance to buy a 1954 Ford NAA that is in very nice shape. It ran a year ago, won't start now, but when I looked at it it cranked over. The owner was told it needs a new ignition switch. She's 70 years old, they are the original owners. The tractor is still 6 volt, was always serviced by a shop, the top end was redone at some point, maybe an overhaul, she wasn't sure. The tires are all good, the metal is all perfect except for a quarter size dent on one of the legs. There's not many leaks that I can see.

My question is what would this tractor be worth or what would be a fair offer. I may be able to get her to get it running, but not sure.

She's asking $1000, I offered $500, she came back with $875. I think there may be some more room to negotiate. What does anyone think?

What's a fair price?

What do you feel about the NAA?

Thanks in advance,
Tony
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 1954 Ford NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I like the NAA.
It has live hydraulics, which was a definite plus from the other N's.
I also like the Red Tiger engines that started with the NAA.
If all the tires are good as you say, it probably would have followed me home at $875.
If you can get it for a little less even better as long as you're not taking advantage of her.
It may need a key switch, they were weak. Then again, it may just need the points cleaned.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 1954 Ford NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Give her the $875 and kiss her, you got a deal.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:11 am    Post subject: Re: 1954 Ford NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for your thoughts.

I'm used to the N's, but really haven't heard much
on the NAA. I didn't think about the red tiger much.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:14 am    Post subject: Re: 1954 Ford NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

She's a nice old lady, but if she gave me the tractor and gave me $875 I don't think I could bring myself to kiss her, I'll take a hand shake!
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:06 am    Post subject: Re: 1954 Ford NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

She's asking $1000, I offered $500, she came back with $875. I think there may be some more room to negotiate. What does anyone think?



I got my 8N in about the same type of deal. Was bought new by a gentleman about 200 yds. from where i live. I was dealing with granddaughter and offered her $500.00 knowing nothing about engine except it had 1000.9 hrs. on it since new. She said $1000.00 and i took it home for $750.00. Battery,points and plugs, all fluid change,one new rear rim,and rewire lights. Runs perfect and lift is perfect. I added pies and fronts since i will use a Woods finish mower on it this coming spring.

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: 1954 Ford NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Give the woman her money!

You aught to be ashamed!

Zane
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: 1954 Ford NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Where is she? I'll give her the $1000 and drive 500 miles (each way) to get it.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:05 am    Post subject: Re: 1954 Ford NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I like my Jubilee, and I paid a lot more for it than any of the $$$ you are talking about. If the castings are all OK, and the tin is OK, $1000 is a steal.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: 1954 Ford NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You better grab it before someone else does. I bought a '54 NAA from a widow some years ago and paid a lot more than that at auction. Try to start it with ignition switch wiggled back from "fully-on" enough to get a little motion on the amp meter while it cranks on the starter....switches are poor and mine has always been intermittant causing me to observe the amp meter when starting engine.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 1954 Ford NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Spokane Craigs List, 1954 NAA $2500 looks a little rough. I was thinking of giving it a look see, price seems high, but OBO:

http://spokane.craigslist.org/grd/3346339873.html
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 1954 Ford NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

NAA's are great little tractors
only real weakness is the 8N style rear hubs.
not a biggie, easy to fix/maintain

as most posters here know, I am
super cheap, I will work for days on something, rather than buy a new part.
But, a NAA and a nice old lady,
I would have paid the 1000 (still a great deal)
or I would have had to take all the
mirrors out of my house...............
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:05 pm    Post subject: Re: 1954 Ford NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When you say if the castings are OK,

Is there something or somewhere in particular I should be checking?

If you're talking about cracks, I assume they will be obvious, not some hard to see hairline??
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:43 am    Post subject: Re: 1954 Ford NAA Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'd have given her the $1000 without thinking twice. 'Course, then I'd have had to explain to my wife how that nice tractor followed me home...
 
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