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Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren Estate


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Old 10-14-2010, 02:11:16 PM
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We are currently working on the Big 4 chassis that was purchased from the Morris Blomgren estate. The upper and lower crankcases, cylinders,flywheel, and many other parts have been cast and machined. Attached is a picture of my wife and I standing by our purchase and of the engine assembly as it was shown at the Minnesota state fair along with other pictures.
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will try later to get pictures posted.
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Here is a picture of my wife and I.
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picture of the Gas traction Big 4 and Emerson Brantingham Big 4 at the Minnesota State Fair and the engine for the gas traction Big 4.
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This is the tractor right before we loaded it.
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machining the crankcase
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Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren estate

Allan:

It is great that the Big 4 is going back together. Do you have a timeframe when you believe it will be completed? How long did Mr. Blomgren have the chassis and did he have any idea what happened to the engine?

Please keep the pictures coming.
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Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren estate

Wow, that's some quick turn around time! Congrats on your Big 4 and I hope we get to see it continue to come together!
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Used to know where there was a big 4 crankshaft in a junk pile, but it is now gone. Wish I would have brought it home as I understand it could be put to good use now.
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Default Re: Gas Traction Big 4 from Blomgren estate

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.
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