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#16 TractorGuy1994 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 01, 2013 - 05:02 PM

Same Here!



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Posted September 01, 2013 - 05:16 PM

Well he showed me a few photo's from 1977 he said or it with its Deck on cutting his Yard an it was clear the ole girl was a true Patio. the Seat was modded from a MTD Lawn mower. an for the Hydraulics he removed the other two leaver's since all he used it for was mowing grass an the front outlets he removed an are just covered up.

its a 1969 it has the Early rear end in it with Disk Brakes instead of Drum brakes, which i was surprised about but over all for 2500$ it came with with a Deck an a #80 Cart he said there White as well but im not for sure if they were original or not.    

 

All I was trying to point out was with all the things that are wrong and things that have been removed, it really looses it's value as a Custom Color.  Still a beautiful GT!

 

she does look good, she does sound good too.  I would not have removed the 2 hyd. levers tho....  I like seeing the optional hyd. in the back too.  no matter what any one says, I would be one very proud owner if it was mine!

 

I would be proud to have it in my collection, but with everything back on it the way it was from the factory.


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Posted September 02, 2013 - 03:59 PM

Brian,

 

I know you know your 140's pretty well. My question is, wasn't the early '68 140's the only ones that didn't have the frame notched or cutout for access to the points? The later '68 140's and all the way through to the '74 140's had the frame cutout so that you could remove the points cover. This tractor does not have the frame notched out, but instead a hole drilled for getting to the lower points cover screw. On the couple '68 models that I saw that didn't have the access notch out, there was no hole drilled. Something is not making sense here. I have never seen a '69 140 without the frame notched out.

 

Maybe some of our members that have '68 140 H3's and H1's, and '69 140 H3's and H1's could check this out, so that we can try to determine just what year the cutout or notch was started. 


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Posted September 02, 2013 - 04:06 PM

Brian,

 

I know you know your 140's pretty well. My question is, wasn't the early '68 140's the only ones that didn't have the frame notched or cutout for access to the points? The later '68 140's and all the way through to the '74 140's had the frame cutout so that you could remove the points cover. This tractor does not have the frame notched out, but instead a hole drilled for getting to the lower points cover screw. On the couple '68 models that I saw that didn't have the access notch out, there was no hole drilled. Something is not making sense here. I have never seen a '69 140 without the frame notched out.

 

Maybe some of our members that have '68 140 H3's and H1's, and '69 140 H3's and H1's could check this out, so that we can try to determine just what year the cutout or notch was started. 

 

I can check mine tomorrow and see, both the 68 and all the 69's are at the shop. I was thinking my 69's didn't have the notch either.


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Posted September 02, 2013 - 05:38 PM

Hey Guys,

The 69 140's are the only ones that I know of that did not have the frame notched out for the points. The reason is in 69 they tried to go with the solid state ignition system instead of the points.  The system did not work out very well , so most of them was converted over to points. Deere released a service bulletin on this that suggested to drill a hole in the frame to be able to get to the points cover bolts.

 

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Posted September 02, 2013 - 05:43 PM

Hey Guys,

The 69 140's are the only ones that I know of that did not have the frame notched out for the points. The reason is in 69 they tried to go with the solid state ignition system instead of the points.  The system did not work out very well , so most of them was converted over to points. Deere released a service bulletin on this that suggested to drill a hole in the frame to be able to get to the points cover bolts.

 

Mark

 

My '69 H1 has a notch that was clearly hand-cut.


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Posted September 02, 2013 - 05:48 PM

The serials break down as follows:

 

00,001-10,000 = points ignition

10,001- 22,400 = solid state ignition

22,401-xx,xxx = points ignition

 

This is from JDparts.com

Here are the diagrams that I downloaded:

 

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Posted September 02, 2013 - 05:54 PM

I was thinking my 69's didn't have the notch from the factory. Thanks Guys.



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Posted September 02, 2013 - 08:17 PM

I checked my '69 140 H3 and it has the access notch out.

 

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And here is a picture of three 140's ranging in years from 1968-1971. All of which have the frame access notch as well. These tractors belong to fellow member deere 140 (Tom Eller). Hope you don't mind Tom! 

 

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Thanks Mark (MAV) for the info. I knew it was only like this for just one year, but I wasn't aware that it was the '69 models. Thanks for clarifying things!  :thumbs:


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Posted September 02, 2013 - 08:21 PM

Thanks Troy, I forgot how nice Tom's 68 with cab and SB is. He has great restored JD's!! :thumbs:


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Posted September 02, 2013 - 09:07 PM

 

 

 

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Oh Mercy she is beautiful! 






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