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Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate


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Old 10-14-2010, 11:22:53 PM
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wow so that who brought that rough frame to the state fair. Hell that restored one ran so wonderfuly i was truely impressed. now the only question is HOW DID U PULL GETTIN THAT ROUGH FRAME INTO THE SHOW. they extremely picky about them being in good condition and i have 2 say it not in good condition because it missing most everything.
Its a lot different to bring something rough like a Big Four than a Farmall or other items that people see every day.
Who wouldn't want to see the Big Four?
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heard from a few people that the ppl that run the state fair show pretty picky on condition
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very nice find! I hope you will keep posting pictures of it as work progresses on it.
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I tell everybody I will have it ready by the 4th of July, but I'm not giving a year. I have hopes of getting the engine running this winter. I am getting lots of help from other owners of Big 4 tractors and couldn't do it without them.
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Alan, have you talked to the guys in Monticello, Utah?
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No, I have not talked to them yet.

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Our biggest help so far has come from Bruce and Brian Flatmoe and Steve Bauer of the Little Log House Village in Hastings, MN. I have also gotten some help from Brett Kemper, John Tysse, Dan Crist and Joe Brosig and numerous others. A project of this size needs a lot of brainstorming from anybody with information and it is very much appreciated. I will have my wife post more pictures when she gets time as she is also a big help on this project.
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Here is a picture of Janet and Roland who are the niece and nephew of Morris Blomgren, a picture of the new cylinder castings, and a picture of our grandson Cale Braaten on our other "Big 4".
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Attached are a picture of Morris Blomgren next to the Big 4 and a story that was written by Janet, his niece.
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Allan,
I've got to say "WOW" for the work done so far. My hat's off to anyone like you, or the Flatmoes, that will tackle a project of this magnitude!

Keep up the remarkable work.

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Here's the thread I posted in July after I saw & drove the Monticello tractor. Links to another site where I posted pics...
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