This is my 1953 Ford Golden Jubilee sitting beside my 1954 Farmall Super A. The Ford sat in the woods for 30 years. The owner would come by and clip around his property twice a year. He would take a jack in a wheelbarrow for the woods jack up one rear wheel and spin it to crank the engine. After he passed the timber was cut and the property was sold. A friend of mine bought the property and put the tractor behind his shop. One day he dropped by and saw my Farmall. He gave me the Jubilee he wanted it to look like new again.
The engine was seized but with the help of Marvel Mystery Oil and rocking the rear wheel it broke loose. I restored the Jubilee in two months. All the parts came from Steiner Tractor Parts. It does not use oil or smoke. I pull a 6-foot finish mower with it. This is one of five that I have restored and 90 percent of the parts came from Steiners. They are great people.
Billy H Blair
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