Family's heirloom Farmall H restored after barn fire takes its toll
The Blacks' Farmall 806 100 hp diesel after being burned in a 1996 fire.
Mike Black's Farmall H immediately after the fire. Mike's grandfather bought the tractor new in 1945. "We still have the original manual, complete with the page on how to take car of war time tires," Mike says.
One happy fella: Mike Black on Feb. 8, 2000, running his farmall H for the first time since it was burned in a 1996 fire. Restoration of the H has since been completed.
Ready for paint: The Farmall H was completely disassembled and cleaned prior to painting. "Anything worth doing, is worth doing right," Mike says. "This has taken a lot of elbow grease. It's been a challenge."
Mike Black's uncle Fred on the left; Mr. Hare at right, with the Farmall H, in 1946-47. Note the original exhaust muffler, as well as the original decals.