My son Travis and his grandfather Donald went on a mission one day to look at an old tractor for sale in North Carolina. This tractor had not run for over 15 years and had flood damage from a hurricane. It was missing an exhaust manifold, carburetor, and the motor was locked tight. Pistons were stuck, valves were stuck and the drive train was full of water. They decided to go ahead and buy it for $400 and see if they could get it restored.
Travis’s father, David, got involved in the project and really took this old tractor and brought it back to life. He ended up replacing almost every part in the transmission system, radiator, converted the electrical system from 6 to 12 volts and worked many long hours to get this tractor restored for his Dad’s birthday. Donald turned 82 years old on September 4th and David had it completely restored and running.
This 1949 McCormick Farmall Cub tractor was brought back to life and Donald Dickinson Sr. could not be happier. This 3 generation project brought Travis, David, and Donald together on weekends so they could get this tractor back in working order.
This project has been a labor of love and it turned out beautifully.
Kim Dickinson of Hampstead, North Carolina