Newbie with a 140 H1 - Now what do I do?
Posted September 09, 2011 - 01:58 AM
Recently I found a 140 H1 in "well used" condition. However, I only paid $150 for it. Someone welded a vertical bar with padding to the front to push cars around a junk yard. Also, there is a railroad track bar hanging below to grade a gravel driveway.
First, I cut off the front bar and removed the skid. I then rebuilt the carburetor, cleaned all of the junk out of it. Now it doesn't pee out gasoline from the air cleaner. It runs well. with the Kohler K301 engine. I changed the oil and replaced the deteriorating gasoline line and added a fuel filter. It runs well, but now I need to figure out the next steps.
The hydraulic lift works, and I think I will get the PTO working and test other items. Eventually, I want to do a full restoration.
I am looking for input on what to do next and what kind of paint to use. Do people prime before painting or paint to bare metal?
What kind of paint should I use on the engine?
Can I treat the rust on the muffler and paint it?
Posted September 09, 2011 - 03:29 AM
Posted September 09, 2011 - 04:26 AM
Glad to have you with us. That tractor bug is very contagious.
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Posted September 10, 2011 - 12:24 AM
Mark, WELCOME To GT talk. If you can post the I.D. number and some more pictures, I don't see any turning brakes on this 140.
Hi Texas, The Model is: T0582 Serial Number is : 001164M
According to my lookup, it appears to be an early 1968 model and the 164th unit produced. Don't know if this really means much.
Year Serial Number Engine
1968 1,001 - 10,000 Kohler K301 (12HP)
1969 10,001 - 22,400 Kohler K321 (14HP)
1970 22,401 - 30,000 Kohler K321 (14HP)
1971 30,001 - 38,000 Kohler K321 (14HP)
1972 38,001 - 46,500 Kohler K321 (14HP)
1973 46.501 - 56,500 Kohler K321 (14HP)
1974 56.501 - ? Kohler K321 (14HP)
Posted September 10, 2011 - 12:25 AM
Posted September 10, 2011 - 12:53 AM
Anyways, listed below is the Model/Serial number tag from the 140 H1 and Kohler 301 engine. Also, a picture of the Massey Ferguson 10 garden tractor. I know, wrong forum for this :) Thank you again guys for the feedback and advice! - Mark
Posted September 10, 2011 - 03:48 AM
Posted September 10, 2011 - 09:32 AM
Serial Number: 1164
Model Year: 1968
Engine Model and Size: K301 Kohler 12HP
Lift Type: Hydraulic 1 Lever
Manufactured Location: Horicon, WI
There were no 1968 patio models - those came out in 1969. There were unique types codes for the patios in 1970 and 1971, but not for 1969.
Posted September 10, 2011 - 09:36 AM