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#1 fishman OFFLINE  

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 05:12 PM

Got started stripping my 140 going to try to make it look & run like new. So far not to much damage except rust. If you look at the one picture you'll see a new hydro hose. I put that on when I first got it. Someone was already at that hose as you can see the cut in the frame. I don't believe that was a factoryImageUploadedByTapatalk1346623901.910836.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346623912.325660.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346623922.450961.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346623937.995585.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346623950.982622.jpg cut.
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Posted September 02, 2012 - 06:14 PM

I think your right about it not being a factory cut, unless someone decided to do a little work
during the factory x-mas party, booze was allow at parties back then :smilewink:

P.S. looking forward to the after pictures :thumbs:

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 07:00 PM

Is that the only way to get at it???

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 07:03 PM

Definitely not factory but after having worked on the later but very similar 314 I can understand why it was done. Some stuff is pretty near impossible to get at on those tractors.

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 09:00 PM

You have to get under the tractor to get to that hose with a back up wrench, someone was being lazy. IMHO

Sorry they butchered your frame like that.

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 10:16 PM

Well got it cleaned up. Lot of old grease oil & dirt. Now just to get all the rust cleaned up. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346641515.952014.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346641528.346041.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346641540.227062.jpg
Got it up so I can clean the underside. Only thing I found was rearend is leaking. Hope to get more pictures going to pull it outside & give it a wash. Then to the rust. Any ideas?
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 05:49 AM

Nice looking 140. Doesn't look that rusty to me. The vent / gauge pipe is a source of many leaks on the 300 series. I'm not sure that the 140 is set up the same way. There must be a vent though. It's near the top of the rear end on the left side. If you have it tipped up like that it may leak from there.
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Posted September 04, 2012 - 05:23 PM

Well got frame painted. Started cleaning other parts was the original color all green except for motor being black & wheels yellow? Also when I got the 140 it didn't have a grill. Is it the same as 110's?

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 07:21 PM

Did you repair the cut out in the frame?

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 08:05 PM

It appears that your 140 has the drum brakes, and the front wheels are the bolt on type. This would put the year of your tractor between 1971-1974. You will need the thin grille that snaps in between the hood supports. Yes, this same type grille is the same one used on the later 110's and 112's.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 11:00 PM

No didn't fix frame I don't think it would weaken it enough to worry about. So should I make it all green except motor and wheels. I'm hoping my son can get fenders sandblasted that will save me some work.

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 12:14 AM

Fishman, I'm looking forward to following your restoration progress. Thanks for the pics as well. Just this weekend I went 400 mi to Spokane WA to pick up a JD140 h3 with Johnson FEL, and 4 other attachments. Runs quite well but will need a lot of TLC over this winter.

We're across the continent from each other, but hope we can share some ideas as well as woes. I have friends around Lititz PA, so know a little about your state.

Lee from Salem OR
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 06:36 AM

Check out my 120 thread for colors. The only change I made was painting the engine upper heat shield blitz black in stead of leaving it the original bare metal/silver. Engine is definitely black - some use gloss but I used Deere Blitz black which is a matte finish.
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 09:52 AM

My 140 story is a lot like yours I keep saying its a worker not a looker but mine is sitting in garage all in pieces. And as I'm putting it back everything is getting cleaned & painted. For me no big deal I have been doing body work since I was a kid. It's the motors that give me trouble.
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 10:40 AM

If you have any ?'s feel free to ask. I am more comfortable with the mechanical stuff than the prep stuff for paint.
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