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Old 12-08-2010, 01:49:17 PM
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Ok i have promist everybody to show you one of the most beautiful places in Canada.
And for us its the most beautiful place in the world.

I am going to show the main town of the French collony with there beautiful little copy of the French Notre Dame.

Here it is.
Can you please tell us the Story of our Pioneers.
Can you please tell us the story of our Fronteers.......

I can here the bells of the most beautiful Notre Dame Church in the world..
..........................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9eJ_DVG3pg


And also 2 videos about the main town of the most beautiful French collony in the world.
One in English langugage and one in the French langugage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRKzc...716BE&index=10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waOyx...eature=related

We have promist John to make this a French, Canadian thread.

Here you go John and Gerald.

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Was there a model X 25-40 Rumely at this place?
No there was no Rumely X on this place.

Keep in touch,

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Old 12-08-2010, 02:21:50 PM
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Looks a a really beautiful place Chris! How wonderful to have such a fantastic tractor from that area and one with so much heritage attached to it . I think that this is a really lovely real-life adventure. Although you told me the "bones" of this story in advance, I can't wait for the next episode - wonderful!

I can't wait to have a drive on that big old F at Gijs Koolen's Great Working next August.

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Old 12-08-2010, 02:26:39 PM
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What is the serial # on the end of the crank shaft (flywheel side)? Looks like a 1912 or 1913.

Fuel and water tanks are missing that is why it had the other tank in the cab. Not sure why it has the rope drive lubricator though?
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Mike, Bubbles and Richard,

Thank you very much for the great comment.

Richard i don’t think expect that se wil be ready for the Koolen show.
We wil try but there is still a lot work to do.
Wel we wil try to send her Sister.

Bubbles i wil show you sone the serial nr.
And you are right about the tanks, but the rope drive lubricator is original.



Much more to come !!!!!!
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I know they came with rope drive lubricators but on early tractors. This appears to be a little later juding by the exhaust and front rims.

Serial number will tell the story!
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:11:24 PM
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The Gravelbourg video is very affecting.......I'm embedding it here.
I don't know how you found that but what a wonderful find!

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Most of these tractors at one point were sent back to the factory and overhauled and upgraded. It wouldn't be uncommon to have the wheels changed if they were worn and also for the exhaust pipes to be upgraded. It's amazing that this tractor still has the large radiator. Didn't pay much attention but of this one had it but it should have the rotary fuel pumps but almost all were drilled for the plunger pumps as the old ones were junk. The exhaust pipe with the pipe fitting also would have been standard on this tractor. Not sure about the F tractors but the early E tractors had 16 spoke rear wheels while the later ones had 20 spoke wheels. Finding an unmolested early model is near impossible to find! There were so many changes made when they went to the smaller radiator tractors.
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Chris,

You will not going to believe what is more going to happen.
So waight and see everybody.

A lot more to come !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:48:35 PM
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I can't wait either! This tractor has a colorful history just like our 45 Titan! We know the history of our tractor from the day it left the factory in 1911! We even have photos of it thrashing, running an ensilage chopper and standing idle for the winter months! it's not too often you find a tractor with all of the history!

Sounds like you have a pretty good handle on the whole history of this piece also!!!
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You will not going to believe what is more going to happen.
So waight and see everybody.

A lot more to come !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
This thread is amazing Brothers Clemens. I find it hard to believe that a tractor that age is in such fine shape for being outside for so many decades.

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Chris & Craig,

Thanks for the links....I spotted an Advance & a REEVES in those fine photos!

Great story Chris! Thank you for sharing it!!

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I just thoroughly enjoy reading this thread. One of my favorite tractors is the Rumely E. Greatly appreciate the updates!!
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Thanks everybody for the kind words.

Upload some 2 pictures about the original Notre Dame Church of Paris and the Notre Dame of Gravelbourg.

The videos wil maby disaperd in the future but the pictures wil stay.
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Ok here are the last line of pictures of the treasure in the tree when she was still laying in the tree.

Ok what is next.

Next we are going to have a nice vieuw from above (out of the sky) of the treasure in the tree farm.

This farm was also very special in the past.
We wil going to tell somthing more about this farm.
You woun’t find easy an another farm in hole North America like this.
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Brothers Clemens,

This thread is amazing; I find myself waking up in the morning, and booting up the computer, as the first thing I do.

I can't wait to see the "News" of the day.

Here in the USA, we never learned while in school, very much about Canada; and even less about French Canadians. And the children of today, know even less about or Northern neighbors. This is sad.

The tractor is unbelievable. Thank You so much for putting this all together.

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This is a great story with tons of history. It looks like a great original tractor. Even the priming pump is there.

Was the (top) crankcase cover there? It is off in the one photo.
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Rustynuts,

Thanks and keep watching.



Bubbles,
I have notice that you are very busy with this subject.
I hope that you can still sleep at night and that it wount keep you up all night.

About the crankcase cover.
The last time John and Gerhard have worked on the tractor they tooke the crankcase cover off and put it in the shed.
Because they renewd the piston rings
If you looke at Picture 4 off post 74 you can see the old ones laying in that wooden box.

Bubbles keep watching, very importend things wil be follow
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Ok and here is the magical amazing farm from above.

I have market the treasure tree with a smal white point.



About the farm of John, Jean and Gerhard, Gerald.

This was not a normal kind off farm that you coult see all across North America.

On the first it was the special farm equipment they had.
Mostly there where a lot German tractor makes.
Like Rumely F, Lanzes, Deutz, American/German DeutzAllis.
But even Russian like a huge Belarus.

But the biggest thing was John and Gerhard self.

I told everybody already that John was busy with writting and paperwork.
Wel John was the bookkeeper, and tractor driver.
And Gerald was the inventor,

The farm of John and Gerald had a lot of agricultural inventings (patents) on there names.

Like :
Seeding disk depth controlers.

Hill Dicer locks.

But also Rock machines.
(to take the rocks out of the ground with farming).

Etc, etc

The shop of John and Gerald was very huge and profesional.

About the equipmend, i come later back on that because i coult take pictures from the last auction more then a month ago.
Wil post also some of that rare equipmend from the auction next week.

Wel the ground have been sold, the shop is also sold and gone, and the last auction have been there a month ago,
So the Family farm is not enimore.
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A great thread!! That Chris knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat!! After looking at the video, I'll have to visit Gravelbourg next spring when I go down to that area to get a 15 HP Ruston-Hornsby engine for my elevator.
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thanks for the updates chris, that really is a beautiful rumely youve found, ive been keeping a close eye on this thread and will continue to do so, thanks
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