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Posted November 09, 2014 - 02:01 PM

Can you imagine the size the cylinders would have to be for two of them to produce today's horsepower?

 

To get the power of the NewGen machines they would be as big around as a 5 gallon bucket!


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Posted November 09, 2014 - 03:37 PM

Two things of note; there was a modified JD B at our local tractor pull. It was turbo charged among other mods.

 

When I was a kid( yeah, back that far!), there was a local machinist/ inventor of some note. He took a Johnny P and modified it so one cylinder supercharged the other cylinder.



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Posted November 09, 2014 - 05:46 PM

Can you imagine a 300 hp. 2 cylinder tractor. The pounding the final drive would have had to handle would be incredible. The other thing was the hand clutch. It was far outdated by the time the JD released the newer models. 

But there will never be a sound that matches a JD 2 cylinder diesel plowing alfalfa.  Music to the ears.  :D


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Posted November 10, 2014 - 06:01 PM

Deere realized they squeezed out about as much horsepower as they could out of the venerable two cylinder engine, considering it was the same basic design that came out on the Waterloo Boy in 1913 and went all the way up to the 840I in 1962, it went as far as the technology of the time would allow. Having grown up on a dairy farm where we used three of them (Styled A, 620 and 630) I have a soft spot for the old Johnny Poppers, nothing says torque like plowing a field with a mounted three bottom with the front wheels in the air and the tractor just keeps on putting right along.


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Posted November 11, 2014 - 11:24 AM

Few months ago bought a '50 MT just to restore and drive in parades simply because it and I have the same initials. Some reason, huh? Had not been a JD owner till now. Anyway, runs great and I'm the second owner. Came out of Missouri. Need to fix the steering coupler though. Shimmies pretty bad in road gear. Previous owner put 38" rears on it so it really strolls. Already rebuilt the steering gearbox and tightened up the play in the steering wheel shaft but the coupler and upper and lower shafts just too worn.
PO had put on a straight pipe and it really snorts under a load. Believe I will go back to a muffler.
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Posted November 11, 2014 - 05:56 PM

Does anybody have any pictures of a cable-lift front blade for a JD M?  I may have found a 6-1/2' pickup blade to make one for the little 40.



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Posted November 13, 2014 - 05:38 PM

Picked up a 5' Ford front blade today:  HPIM1388.JPG  HPIM1389.JPG

 

It needs skid shoes & heavier trip springs & I'll have to make a mounting bracket & lift set-up to fit the 40S.


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Posted November 13, 2014 - 06:07 PM

OH NO! A BLUE blade on a green tractor? The shame of it all!



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Posted November 13, 2014 - 07:55 PM

OH NO! A BLUE blade on a green tractor? The shame of it all!

 

That color may have to change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :D


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Posted November 13, 2014 - 08:16 PM

That color may have to change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :D

So the tractor will be painted to match the blade! Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted November 13, 2014 - 10:26 PM

So the tractor will be painted to match the blade! Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted November 16, 2014 - 08:11 AM

Sweet machine!!



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Posted November 16, 2014 - 08:25 AM

Very nice JD 40 you picked up Lowell. I love the sound of the 2 cylinder diesels. I just don't think I could tell them apart between the different models though.


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 10:50 AM

I tried the blade for a "test fit":  HPIM1390.JPG

 

I'll have to make a mounting bracket for it.  The bracket will put the pushing pressure on the "drawbar assembly" & "attachment brackets".  Since the 40 doesn't have "remote hydraulics", the lift will be a cable from the 3-pt, through a pulley at the drawbar to a pulley on the blade & up to the front of the tractor.  That is similar to the blade lift for the "M" series tractors & not hard to make.


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Posted November 18, 2014 - 06:06 PM

I put a 6V "Battery Butler"  (battery tender) on the 40 yesterday & plugged it in overnight.  HPIM1391 (2).JPG

 

8* this morning & up to 15* when I just had to try the 40, turned over a bit slow, but fired right off!  I haven't changed the oil yet, so it probably has heavier oil int than it needs for winter.  Book calls for 10 wt. oil for winter, probably can't find it, so I'll go with 10-30 this winter.  Hope to get started on the blade mounting bracket later this week!


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