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How many Friday and Love Tractors are Truly Out There?

Cole M

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Re: How many Friday and Love tractors are truly out there?

Cole Are you mostly interested I the six cylinder Chrysler powered Love & Fridays or also the four cylinder Ford powered tractors? What about Tructors? Those were Love's first tractors.
Glenn, I am interested in any Love or Friday's, and I am interested in Tructors which were made from 1933-36. Do you know of any?
 

Glenn Heim

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Re: How many Friday and Love tractors are truly out there?

Cole Yes! several. Is there a way to contact you? I tried thru smokstak but I must be doing something wrong. I'm not good with modern tech! Glenn
 

bob3417

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Cole, I purchased the one with the better looking tires on it from the Polk auction. I believe it is a Love. Everything points towards it anyways. There were no tags anywhere on it but on the right front frame rail the numbers 37 O 144 were stamped. Maybe someone can confirm if this would be the serial number or not. Didn't seem like a steel manufacturer number. It has a Ford 6 cylinder in it. Took a few hours to get the brakes apart to roll it off the trailer.
Also at our local show in South Haven Michigan, there were 2 friday tractors and a Love. All restored.
 

Bud Tierney

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So, how about the two-speed rears??
Someone (or onre's) reportedly put in two speed rears in he CCptn engined models that would do 65 MPH or so...have mentions in my notes, but that was before I realized I'd better note sources...
 

Glenn Heim

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Both of those tractors at the Polk sale were Loves. You have good eyes Bob! I could not see the serial number. Yours is indeed a 1937. Your tractor was converted to a six cyl but would originally have had a late four cyl ford "B" industrial engine. The other tractor still had the original engine with the optional pulley for rear pto, though the tractor did not look like that option was ever installed. A model "B" car engine will fit in your tractor as they are only slightly different than the Industrial engines sold by Ford after use in cars stopped in 1934. An earlier model A ford engine could be adapted with some work and would look good in your tractor but would not be original. Glenn
 

Cole M

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So, how about the two-speed rears??
Someone (or onre's) reportedly put in two speed rears in he CCptn engined models that would do 65 MPH or so...have mentions in my notes, but that was before I realized I'd better note sources...
The bigger Fridays did use a 2 speed rear end and a 5 speed transmission for high speed.
 

Cole M

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There is a restored Friday Power/ Wiggle Hoe at an auction this Saturday the 29th. It has front and rear cultivators, and the planter attachment. I will put a link of the auction later today. It is owned by Ron Goeller in Defiance, Ohio, near the Indiana-Ohio line.
 

Cole M

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If any of you get Antique Power there is a guy in the classifieds that says he has a Friday. He is located in Michigan. If I find out more about it I will notify you.
 

Cole M

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Cole M

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If any of you are looking for a project tractor there is a parts tractor that is mostly complete just disassembled at Aumann Auction's Fall Harvest Auction. The auction is tomorrow in Nokomis, Illinois. If anyone is going to the sale, if it is possible I would like to know the new owners name and location.

Here is the link to the sale: https://bid.aumannauctions.com/m/lot-details/index/catalog/19037/lot/2791440/Friday-Tractor?url=/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/19037?page=5
The Friday at that sale went for $750!
 

David Michigan

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Anybody have any idea how to tell a Friday and Closson-Wilson apart?
Clossen had a short drive shaft with a slip joint. The Friday was connected with only a double universal joint. The nut was left off the rear of the transmission and the spline shaft functioned as slip joint. After a few miles the the trans would slip out of gear.
 
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