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Book Reviews

How to Restore Ford Tractors How to Restore Ford Tractors

Back in stock! How to Restore Ford Tractors: The Ultimate Guide to Rebuilding and Restoring N-Series and Later Tractors 1939-1962 does an excellent job of hashing out the details of restoring a vintage Ford tractor. Published in 2008 with over 200 pages, this soft cover edition includes wonderful pictures of unusual models and options scattered throughout the pages (as are many photos of hands-on, down and dirty restoration work being done). Though the book emphasizes the N-series machines, overhead valve Hundred Series machines are covered as well.

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Ford Fire Trucks Ford Fire Trucks

Ford Fire Trucks by Kent Parrish is a wide ranging collection with tremendous captioned info with each photo. And there are a lot of photos, over 400, most in color but some in black and white. Ranging from 1917 Model T’s that were custom built into fire engines all the way to 2009, the book is broken up into ten chapters, roughly one for each decade.

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Ford Postwar Flatheads Ford Postwar Flatheads

Ford Postwar Flatheads: 1946-1953 Photo Archive by James H. Moloney is another wonderful collection of public relations and advertising photos from the Ford archive. All black and white, most with descriptions and details. If you have interest in Ford cars from the late 1940s into the early 50s, this is a great collection.

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The Age of Genius The Age of Genius

The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century & the Birth of the Modern Mind isn’t a philosophy book. This is a book proving that the 17th century was in fact a turning point in humanity relinquishing much of the ancient world for the beginnings of a “modern” point of view. A.C. Grayling is a professor of Philosophy and Master of the New College of Humanities in London who believes that philosophy needs to be integrated into everyday life.

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Back Over There Back Over There


WWI was the first time machines were truly employed in the service of the men doing the fighting. It was also a turning point in the way medicine was used during wartime. It even changed the way we mapped the battleground. Author Richard Rubin takes all of this and runs with it. One could argue that World War I, more so than the Great War, was “the war to end all wars.” It was also the beginning of a modern mindset applied to one of the things humans seem to do pretty well. (That would be to make war.)

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American Farm Tractor Dealerships American Farm Tractor Dealerships

The history of how tractor and implement dealerships came into existence is the main focus of this nearly 200-page full color book by author Brian Rukes. From the earliest days of sulky plows and blacksmith’s shops, to the 1910s and 20s when farm related dealerships started sprouting up everywhere – Rukes does an excellent job of sussing out the hows, whens, and whys of it all.

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Ford Heavy-Duty Trucks 1948-1998 Ford Heavy-Duty Trucks 1948-1998

Ford Heavy-Duty Trucks 1948-1998 by Paul G. McLaughln is a sister book to the Ford Medium Duty Trucks (reviewed in the Autumn issue). Similar in size and scope, this book focuses on the 2½ and 3 ton F-7 and F-8.

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Ford Medium Duty Trucks 1917-1998 Photo History Ford Medium Duty Trucks 1917-1998 Photo History

An especially well organized overview of Ford medium-duty trucks of the 20th century. It’s all about the larger trucks like the F5, F-500, 600 and heavier trucks from tankers to school buses. $29.95. An especially well organized overview of Ford medium-duty trucks of the 20th century by Paul G. McLaughlin. The author is a knowledgeable enthusiast. Though the photos are black and white, there are a lot of them throughout this 120 page softcover.

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Field Guide to Classic Farm Tractors Field Guide to Classic Farm Tractors

I don’t think anyone has written more books about classic farm tractors than Bob Pripps. And that is probably a good thing when it comes to a field guidebook. And, this is a GOOD one. Over 200 pages, softcover, color photos throughout. New from the N-News; $24.99.

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American Georgics: Writings on Farming, Culture and the Land American Georgics: Writings on Farming, Culture and the Land

Agriculture has been a touchstone of security and growth for humanity since we gave up our hunting and gathering ways. This book is a chronology of writings on agriculture, which detail the history of how we as Americans have embraced, rebuffed and re-embraced the ideas (and ideals) of agriculture and the agrarian lifestyle. $14.95.

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Wisdom of the Last Farmer Wisdom of the Last Farmer

David Mas Masumoto has authored a wonderfully touching story of a Japanese-American family in the central valley of California. Prior to farming, along with other West Coast Japanese-American families, the Masumoto family was relocated to the Arizona internment camps in the early 1940s. They endured many hardships, but eventually were able to return to California and small farming. $9.85.

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Why Did the Chicken Cross the World? Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?

Subtitled, ‘The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization, Andrew Lawler’s has encapsulated the history of humanity through our involvement with chickens! Starting with the earliest known ancestor of the domestic chicken, the red jungle fowl, Lawler shows how the human appetite for chicken continues to grow. $11.95.

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The Tractor Factor The Tractor Factor

Again, author Robert Pripps comes through with another tractor book that you need for your shelf. Here he does an amazing job of explaining rare models of both common and uncommon manufacturers within a historic context. $27.

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A Guide To Ford, Fordson & New Holland Tractors A Guide To Ford, Fordson & New Holland Tractors

As a reference guide this book is brief and to the point, listing the most salient information formatted chronologically. In this respect it functions as a very convenient field guide. The no–nonsense black and white archive photos, taken mostly from promotional literature, present the oldest, most familiar images of each tractor in its moment of inception. Just $16.

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Vintage Industrial: Living with Machine Age Design Vintage Industrial: Living with Machine Age Design

The machine age (arguably 1875-1950) in the United States and Europe yielded some of the most elegant industrial design. As proof of its popularity, there are catalogs today that specialize in reproductions of these designs. Rizzoli recently published the hardcover Vintage Industrial: Living with Machine Age Design, by by Mischa De Potestad & Patrice Pascal, which does a wonderful job of looking at turn of the century industrial design and putting it in context. $45.00 new.

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Installing Kitchen Cabinets Installing Kitchen Cabinets

Another excellent Taunton Press book to help the do-it-yourselfer plan, prep, install and finish not just cabinets, but the whole kitchen including counter tops. A comprehensive, multimedia approach with DVD. $9.95.

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Fire It Up: 400 Recipes for Grilling Everything Fire It Up: 400 Recipes for Grilling Everything

OK, I will admit to looking forward to summer. After months of longingly looking out the window at the snow covered grill, I am ready to start cooking outside again. Fire It Up by Andrew Schloss & David Joachim does not disappoint! $11.75.

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DVD Reviews

Harvesting Ice in New England [DVD] Harvesting Ice in New England [DVD]

Before refrigeration and commercial ice production, ice was cut from lakes and ponds and stored for the summer delivery. In this 66-minute video, we go back in time to the days of ice harvesting. Harvesting Ice in New England is narrated by New England historian, Dennis Picard.

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Working the Land Working the Land

In this 65-minute DVD, originally shot on b&w 16mm, we get a full scope of what working at the lumber camps in northern New England looked like, and much more from this film knowledgeably narrated by C. A. Hamilton. It is hard to believe it was less than hundred years ago that pulp wood and lumber were (in some places) still being pulled out of the Maine woods with teams of horses and brought to the riverside or laid out on a frozen pond for the spring log drive.

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In The Blood DVD In The Blood DVD

Film director Sumner McKane weaves together a fascinating story of the history of logging in Maine. Using vintage footage and images, McKane offers a short history lesson of the northernmost New England logger and river man in In The Blood: Uncovering the Life, Skills & Character of the Turn of the Century Maine Lumbermen and River Drivers. $19.95.

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Harold Brock DVD Harold Brock DVD

In June of 2009 I traveled to Iowa to interview Harold Brock, chief designer of the 9N tractor project. It was a little overwhelming to sit down and talk with a man who worked intimately with Henry Ford, Edsel Ford, Henry Ford II, had met Thomas Edison, Harry Ferguson and many other legends of modern invention and industry. The idea of having a tunnel back in time to talk to someone who was there, was an intriguing project to tackle. $26.95.

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Licensed reprints of original Ford manuals

Common Implements Used With Ford Tractors from 1939 Common Implements Used With Ford Tractors from 1939

Simply the best (only?) compendium of commonly used implements for the N-series (and into the mid 1950s). This is literally a collection of Operators & Owners manuals that would have come with that particular implement. An invaluable asset for the Ford tractor collector OR the person who is still working a plot of land. $37.

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700-900 Owners Manual 1954-1957 700-900 Owners Manual 1954-1957

This is the exact manual that came with the 700-900 row-crop tractors starting in 1955. It contains all operating and maintenance information including brake and clutch adjustment, valve adjustment and basic operations. Also has a nice accessories section. 66 pages. $12.

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600-800 Owners Manual 1954-1957 600-800 Owners Manual 1954-1957

This is the exact manual that came with the 600-800 tractors starting in 1954. It contains all operating and maintenance information including brake and clutch adjustment, valve adjustment and basic operations. Also has a nice accessories section. 66 pages. $12.

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NAA Service Shop Manual 1953-1954 NAA Service Shop Manual 1953-1954

A more specific manual for overhauling the engine, transmission and hydraulic system. Lots of information and should be used in conjunction with the Intertec FO-19 manual. About 46 pages, 8.5″ x 11″ – an excellent resource. $14.

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NAA Owners Manual 1953-1954 NAA Owners Manual 1953-1954

An exact replica of the owner’s manual that came with the Golden Jubilee in 1953. About 100 pages broken into sections for maintaining and repairing the tractor. Tread width, carb adjustment, cooling system, valve adjustment and much more. $12

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8N Service Manual 1948-1952 8N Service Manual 1948-1952

The shop manual companion to the 8N Operators Manual (above) giving even more details for overhaul.
A strongly recommended companion to this manual would be the Intertec FO-4. $10.

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8N Operators Manual 1948-1952 8N Operators Manual 1948-1952

This is a professional reprinted version of the original owner manual that came with the 8N back in the day. Photos, diagrams, operations, controls, basic maintenance, plowing instructions – everything you need to get started working with your 8N. 126 pages. $12

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Service Manual Model 9N and 2N Service Manual Model 9N and 2N

This is the original shop manual for the owner. 64 pages of diagrams, drawings and photos depicting everything from an engine overhaul to a hydraulic pump rebuild. This manual, in conjunction with the FO-4 Intertec manual, are must-haves for the home mechanic. $14.

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Ford Tractor Ferguson System Instruction Book Ford Tractor Ferguson System Instruction Book

The basic instruction book for the 1939 9N through the 1947 2N. Lubrication, tire width chart, electrical system diagram – everything you need to get start. Exactly as original. $9.

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