1922 Fordson F Restoration
Thanks for adding me to your site. I have been browsing several of the posting since joining and found a wonderful wealth of knowledge. I'm very glad I found your site. I thought I might contribute a little with some photos of a project I'm working on in the shop for a friend. It is a 1922 Fordson F. It had its home in West Union, Ohio till the owner passed away. It then sold at auction with an auctioneer purchasing it. It was sold again to fella who simply let it sit in his yard after purchasing it (the current owner said he only left his house to buy beer). The friend who owns it said that he saw it while delivering mail and was finally able to bring it home. This was around 20 or 25 years after it first sold. He has had it for 10 years in a barn. I started on it a couple years after restoring an Allis Chalmers B for him, which belonged to his dad. My great grandfather had an F but I never got to see it (was scrapped long ago) and these old birds are new to me since I grew up on two cylinder machines. It has been a learning experience to say the least and a lot of fun. Several things on this tractor would have looked like farmer add-ons were it not for Ed Bezanson's Fordson Accessory book. I counted seven different add-ons or modifications. It has a Fordson drawbar extension, aftermarket belt pulley (can't make out the name on the grease cup), farmer-made cut out rear wheels, long axles from a Moline cultivator, Wehr governor, clutch pedal lock, and a modified manifold that allowed the use of an updraft carburetor from a Model A ford. The rear wheels and carb are the only farmer-made add-ons. I decided to leave all in place but restored and nice looking. The end plan is to make a placard with the different add-ons listed and advertising material present where available. I also plan to make plates to identify each thing on the tractor. While it may not be a true original restoration, it preserves the history of such modifications, which I have learned were not to uncommon when it came to Fordsons. I hope you enjoy the pictures and the story.