This is my 1941 Farmall BN that I fully restored. It started out as a quick restoration but many problems arose including a cracked engine block. My parents bought me a 1941 Farmall A for my 13th Birthday, I used the engine out of that tractor to put in the BN. After two and a half long years the tractor was sent off to paint and body at Super City Auto.
The tractor means a lot to me because my first tractor a 1943 Farmall A, was owned by the late Ray Miller from Hoversville, Pennsylvania, his favorite tractor was a BN.
That same tractor was the tractor I learned to drive. I bought a BN because of the connection to Ray and a BN is the first tractor I drove, I could not be happier that I have a connection to Ray.
I could not have restored my BN without the help of Al Miller (Ray’s son), Ken Fisher (my Grandfather), and my dad, Jim Summers. I am hoping to collect the entire letter series in the future but for now, I am currently planning an Antique Tractor Show at my local State Park, in Laurel Hill Pennsylvania. The show is called Tired Iron and will be held on September 30th, 2023. I’m hoping I can use this show as my eagle scout project down the road.
Some background on Connor
Connor did not grow up on a farm but has always had a love of tractors. He is an “old soul” and is mature beyond his years. He spent hours researching them and learning everything he could. At this point, he is a walking encyclopedia of Farmall. He lead the restoration of his tractor and made all of the decisions based on what he had learned. This resulted in an outstanding restoration, that is the talk of the local tractor community.
Connor is a hard worker. He started his own car detailing business to earn money to help pay for the project. He would save up money and then order the parts he needed. Most of the parts came from Steiner Tractor Parts.
In addition to being an honors student, he is committed to his scouting career and is determined to earn his eagle scout rank. His plans for a fall 2023 tractor show, is a way for him to bring his love of tractors and scouting together. He plans to make the tractor show an event that gives back to the community while raising money for his scouting troop. Connor enjoys the outdoors and spends time camping and fishing with his family. He lives with his mom (Tracy) dad (Jim), younger sister (Everly), and chocolate lab (Bentley).
The information above was provided to me by Connor’s very proud parents, Jim and Tracy. 😊
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