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#1 mike1972chev

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 07:19 AM

Newsflash !!!!  Cox controllers ARE available to be purchased on EBAY !!!!!!   At ANY time one might need one !!!!  (Never a time one is NOT listed, guaranteed)

 

If you woke up this morning and found either your home set,or your pit case lacking one,two,or heck even TWELVE Cox controllers,you can breath a sigh of relief ,cause I have found the "Holy Grail" of what seems to be an ENDLESS SUPPLY of these rare,highly sought out,vital racing components !!! 

 

Fear not,as what was once a rare bird back in the 60s has NOW ultimately seemed to magically reproduce into the thousands,just like springtime rabbits !!  Oh, JOY !!!!  :clapping:

 

So,just to finish up here,If you are in search of a Cox controller and cannot seem to locate any,please feel free to contact me Via ,E Mail ,Slot Blog personal message,telegram,phone,carrier pigeon,ETC....

 

I CAN hook you up dude!   :good:

 

(OK,rant over.......   :laugh2:  :D )


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:16 AM

Thanks anyway. I think at last count I had about 8 of them.. lol 


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 09:44 AM

I equate this issue to a very similar one of being able to buy a used,1st generation Small Block Chevrolet engine for over 40+ years I can attest to ......At ANY hour and minute of the day !! 

 

Most likely in the 350 C.I. displacement....    ;)

 

But that aint a BAD thing . :)

 

 

Or, an 8N Ford tractor as well.......  


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 09:51 AM

They made 850,000 Ford 8N tractors between 1948 and 1952. They estimate that 750,000 are still running.


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 10:03 AM

They made 850,000 Ford 8N tractors between 1948 and 1952. They estimate that 750,000 are still running.

That reminds me of a funny quote I read a few years ago in Hot Rod magazine concerning the 1969 Chevy Z/28s. And yep, I'm also a Chevy guy. The article said that out of the 18,000 Z/28s built in 1969 over 25,000 of them are still on the road. This is of course, a joke, in reference to how many fake ones are out there. There are even companies that reproduce the build sheets, trim tags, engine code stamps, etc. 


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 10:36 AM

The 8N was the largest selling tractor of all time,followed by the Farmall "H" model.. (Little trivia for ya. :)  )


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 10:54 AM

The 8N was the largest selling tractor of all time,followed by the Farmall "H" model.. (Little trivia for ya. :)  )

I live in rural Tennessee in farm country and they are everywhere. I feel like such a loser because I don't have one.. lol


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 11:46 AM

I have a 1954 Ford NAA. In 1953 Ford built the Jubilee to celebrate their 50th anniversary of building tractors. Mine is exactly like a Jubilee but since it was built in 1954 they designated it the NAA. The Jubilee is a little larger than the 8N, has a little more horsepower and a live PTO. On the 8N the PTO is always running when the clutch is engaged, I can disconnect mine. I think the hydraulic pump on the 8N might be internal, mine is external. They're not good pumps and most of them have been replaced. The nice thing about the old Ford tractors is you can still get any part you need and they are not expensive.

 

How did we get from Cox controllers to Ford tractors?  :laugh2:


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 12:18 PM

You can blame ME for this Pappy....I tend to get on rants on things that seem to be in the MILLIONS ever produced and always being for sale at any given day like they are extinct or something ???,(Like  Cox controller example,or Ford tractors,SB Chev,ETC..  )lol Heck I even LOVE M-1 Garands and I think they produced like 5 million + of those even???  :shok:

 

I guess I should just be happy some of these things are still even available after 50-70 years since being produced? ;)

 

BTW,here is my 1955  Ford 600 .. My Dad and Uncle bought it the year I was born.. I Could not just let it just die a horrible death.. :)  Still a great machine....   :heart:

 

 

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 12:25 PM

The 600's were a little bigger (not much) than my NAA. Great tractor. I'd love to have a 601 Workmaster.


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 02:43 PM

Definitely more 32 Ford roadsters today then there were in 1932!


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 02:53 PM

Definitely more 32 Ford roadsters today then there were in 1932!

Yea, Henry Ford made a good percentage of those in fiberglass in 1932 I have heard..... :o


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 05:04 PM

They made 850,000 Ford 8N tractors between 1948 and 1952. They estimate that 750,000 are still running.

 

I learned how to drive a '53 Ford tractor on a farm during 1960, when I was 12. I recall that thing had enough torque to easily take off in 4th gear. :)


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 05:15 PM

I think Cox controllers, just like screwdrivers in my tool boxes, replicate through osmosis or something. 

 

I've bought 3 screwdriver sets in my life, but I have 3 mechanic toolboxes with a drawer slap full of screwdrivers!!!

 

I think Cox controllers do the same thing!!!

 

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 06:42 PM

 

I recall that thing had enough torque to easily take off in 4th gear. :)

You have to take off in the gear you want to run in. The only time I shift gears is when I'm stopped.


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 11:02 PM

Hi Everyone,
I am an old Pontiac guy from the mid 60s up through the muscle car era......and just to know, their are more tri-power GTOs out their than were built by the factory.....go figure...lol
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Posted 12 February 2020 - 03:44 AM

Hi Everyone,
I am an old Pontiac guy from the mid 60s up through the muscle car era......and just to know, their are more tri-power GTOs out their than were built by the factory.....go figure...lol

Was it true when you ordered a GTO tri power that the intake came in the trunk fron the factory and had to be installed? (Was this like a "first year" they offered it??? 1964-65???)


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Posted 12 February 2020 - 09:42 AM

...I have a Cox controller and happen to like it.

 

Wait; are we still talking about Cox controllers, or tractors and real cars?

 

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 11:30 AM

I have to confess, as an HO racer back then I drooled over those Cox ads in the magazines, coolest looking controller ever. And yes, I did finally score at least one (can’t remember) a few years ago on eBay. The one with the adjustable resistance sliding button on the bottom. Now I have to find one of the phone plug-to- alligator clip adapters. And maybe different color handles. With so much interest, could there ever be a Cox/Difalco upgrade in the offing?
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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:27 AM

I have to confess, as an HO racer back then I drooled over those Cox ads in the magazines, coolest looking controller ever. And yes, I did finally score at least one (can’t remember) a few years ago on eBay. The one with the adjustable resistance sliding button on the bottom. Now I have to find one of the phone plug-to- alligator clip adapters. And maybe different color handles. With so much interest, could there ever be a Cox/Difalco upgrade in the offing?

 

That brings up a point I've been wondering about.

 

Back in '66, when my brother and I got an Aurora 1/32 set, I remember the controllers were a tan color. This same "tan" can be found on the "T-Jet" controllers, as well as on many of those little HO cars. Since my re-entry into this hobby, I've picked up a couple of similar sets of controllers: one pair in a "pea soup" green and the other in an odd reddish-orange. I suspect there is a wide range of colors for the Cox item as well.

 

In the toy train field, the manufactures (especially Gilbert) would use whatever was on hand to complete a given batch of models. Because of this, there are many variations/combinations of colors, fasteners, etc. of the same model. Just look at all the different variations of the American Flyer caboose there are!

 

At the time, the focus was simply to "make stuff and get it out the door"; thereby unwittingly creating a collector's dream (or nightmare) many years later...

 

Mark in Oregon


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 04:46 PM

917-30. Make your own adapter. I used 3/8" plastic to adapt the 4mm plugs to alligator clips. Just get the male or female end you need and use a multimeter to determine which wires go to the proper alligator clips

 

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 03:46 PM

I have a few of the Cox controllers and had one when I was a kid. They were cool back then and they're cool now! And that's the reason there's so many floating around today.

 

That said, I certainly don't want any more!


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 07:44 PM

I still got one through a EBAY purchase and i am afraid it will always be with me now until eternity... lol


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 07:48 PM

My first early controller was a MRC.


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 07:58 PM

My first early controller was a MRC.

 

Mine as well.


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