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These are probably laughed at, a lot, but I think they are pretty neat little tractors. Have you seen a picture of one, with a front mounted mower? That little bracket at the end of the hood, on the tractor in your picture, is the pivot for the lever that raised the mower.

I think there was a little car named Bantam too. I don't know if it's the same company though.
 

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That thing would be awesome for the kids to scoot around on in the parades at the tractor shows. That is what my little MF8 is for besides trim duties for mowing. I wouldn't mind having one of them little buggers.

Bill I do believe there was a car called Bantam, but like you I am not sure if they were made by the same company.
 

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NUTNDUN said:
That thing would be awesome for the kids to scoot around on in the parades at the tractor shows. That is what my little MF8 is for besides trim duties for mowing. I wouldn't mind having one of them little buggers.

Bill I do believe there was a car called Bantam, but like you I am not sure if they were made by the same company.
I have a car encyclopedia... I'll have to see if I can find it. For some reason the name "American-Bantam" is in my head.
 

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Cute looking little one.It brings back memories of being a kid.It reminds me of a DC4 case tractor that my Dad had.Larry.
 

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Now those are really cute.
 

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Bill56 said:
I have a car encyclopedia... I'll have to see if I can find it. For some reason the name "American-Bantam" is in my head.
It would be cool to find out because that Bantam name does stick in the head.
 

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There was a Bantam car made. It went through a few name changes,company receivership changes...

Austin, Bantam, American Austin, American Bantam. I'm still trying to find if there's any connection to the tractors.

The cars were made in Butler, Pennsylvania... ring any "bells" with anyone?
 
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Austin was a British car company, a few upstart sport car companies used austin bodies in american roadsters, you may have heard of one of them, the Ford A/C cobra
 

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Austin was a British car company, a few upstart sport car companies used austin bodies in american roadsters, you may have heard of one of them, the Ford A/C cobra
Yeah, an AC cobra has been on my "want list" for a long time,be it real or in kit car form.They weren't actually Austins ,although they were British built.
 
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Yeah I want one too, not sure if I want the GT500 though, might want the GT350, easier on gas, and a little quicker off the line
 

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Yeah I want one too, not sure if I want the GT500 though, might want the GT350, easier on gas, and a little quicker off the line
Your thinking of the Ford Shelby Mustang when you say GT500 OR GT350.I've had many Mustangs over the years,not sure which one was my favorite.I know if I had a choice of any Mustang,it would be the 1969 Boss 429,not really all that drivable but I would just like to have one.
 
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Your thinking of the Ford Shelby Mustang when you say GT500 OR GT350.I've had many Mustangs over the years,not sure which one was my favorite.I know if I had a choice of any Mustang,it would be the 1969 Boss 429,not really all that drivable but I would just like to have one.
Yup your right the cobras were the 427 and 289, brain fart, sorry. but my Mustang would be the Shelby GT350
 

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Me,I like the big blocks.I know,impractical with the fuel prices the way they are but still gotta like 'em.
 

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Welcome bantam r us and going by your username it is nice to have someone set us straight and it is nice to have a bantam member.
 

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:welcometogttalk:bantam r us, glad to have you here.
 
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