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#16 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted September 10, 2011 - 09:40 AM

The 1968 140 is more rare then the other years, If you want restore it, it would be well worth it. There are not a lot of the 68's alive anymore, especially with the original 10hp engine. I haven't been able to find one yet. Been looking a long time. Congrats!!!!

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Posted September 10, 2011 - 05:11 PM

That is an early one isn't it. It would have the older style hydro and rear axle. We don't see any 140's up here regardless of vintage.

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Posted September 10, 2011 - 05:29 PM

Point of clarification...

The early 140's came with the 12 HP k301 and the later 140's came with the 14 HP k321. The 10 HP k241 was not an option on the 140.

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Posted September 10, 2011 - 05:31 PM

Thanks Travis, I typed faster then my brain could keep up:bigrofl:. I did mean to say 12 hp. Thanks for catching that, don't want bad info out there.:thumbs:

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Posted September 10, 2011 - 05:37 PM

Thanks Travis, I typed faster then my brain could keep up:bigrofl:. I did mean to say 12 hp. Thanks for catching that, don't want bad info out there.:thumbs:


You know it! I frequently have problems with the "chair-to-keyboard interface" myself!:rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:

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Posted September 11, 2011 - 06:29 AM

Welcome Mark - now the fun begins.

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 11:20 AM

The 140 is a great tractor. You have some work to do, but at $150, you can't complain. What did they cost new, does anyone know?

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 11:25 AM

Looks like you caught the bug bad. Nice JD & I'd put the "10" in the 1967 (ish) catagory.

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Posted October 20, 2011 - 12:52 PM

Looks like you caught the bug bad. Nice JD & I'd put the "10" in the 1967 (ish) catagory.


Hi MH81, it is becoming a fun hobby and now I am setting up a blast cabinet and small paint booth. This will take some time to complete. My recent acquisitions (Wheel horse C-120 and Sears FF/20) are investments to repair and sell to pay for my other acquisitions.

Yes, the MF10 is a 1967 model and is running.

Currently I have:

1968 JD 140
1965 JD 110 RF
1967 JD 112 RF Hydraulic lift
1972 JD 110 (Parts tractor) - Came with good hood and headlight bezel
1975 JD 112 Electric lift
1967 MF10
19XX MF12
1977 Wheel Horse C-120
1980 Sears Craftsman FF/20
Forest Gump Snapper
JD 130 Mower
JD 170 Mower
3 -JD 31 tillers
JD 15 Utility Cart

Edited by markdombroski, October 20, 2011 - 11:40 PM.


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Posted October 20, 2011 - 02:10 PM

Hi MH81, it is becoming a fun hobby and now I am setting up a blast cabinet and small paint booth. This will take some time to complete. My recent acquisitions (Wheel horse C-120 and Sears FF/20) are investments to repair and sell to pay for my other acquisitions.

Yes, the MF10 is a 1967 model and is running.

Currently I have:

1968 JD 140
1965 JD 110 RF
1967 JD 112 RF Hydraulic lift
1972 JD 110 (Parts tractor) - Came with good hood and headlight bezel
1975 JD 112 Electric lift
1967 MF10
19XX MF12
1977 Wheel Horse C-120
1980 Sears Craftsman FF/20
Forest Gump Snapper
JD 120 Mower
JD 170 Mower
3 -JD 31 tillers
JD 15 Utility Cart


If you want to let people know what tractors you have you can add that list to your signature. That way whenever you post it shows up.

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 09:25 AM

Nice find. How's it coming?

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 12:17 PM

Nice find. How's it coming?


Hi Brett, thank you for asking.

Since I picked up the 1968 JD 140 H1, I have found other tractors. Since the 140 H1 is an early model and somewhat rare and unique, I would like to practice restoration on some of my other tractors first and then jump into the 140. I have also spent some time preparing for the restoration by finding parts, getting tools, and outfitting the workshop.

Here are some progress items:


1. Air compressor for Sandblasting and Painting. I found a super deal on a used commercial 80 Gallon, 10 HP, 18CFM@150PSI Sanborn air compressor. It runs on 220V single phase and has a magnetic start switch I wanted to get one of the largest compressors that would run without 3 phase power as the sandblasting will require high CFM.

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I would like to build a small insulated adjoining side shed for the compressor as it would take up a lot of room in the shop. A next step is also running some black iron pipe to route the air around the shop.

2. Sand Blasting Cabinet. There are tons of small parts requiring rust and paint removal. I acquired a very large and cheap Harbor Freight blasting cabinet. Although it is not the best quality, it didn't cost very much and with the 20% off super coupon, made an even better deal. The reviews indicate the need to seal every seam and bolt hole with a lot of silicone to prevent dust from escaping. I also acted upon the recommendation to get an upgraded blasting gun (Skat Blast from TP tools) which is better quality and supports a higher CFM. I am considering glass beads for the blasting media. Don't know if a refrigerated air dryer is required to prevent clumping. I see the air dryers every once in a while on Craigslist, but are a bit pricey. I will have to try first and then get a better feel if it is going to be a requirement.

3. I am also thinking about building a small negative pressure paint booth so I can paint during the winter months in a heated environment. However, this requires proper ventilation, filtering, and safety rated lights and fans. I may wait until next year to do this. However, I found a squirrel cage fan with external motor at an estate sale for peanuts. It looks like the guy had used it for painting. The motor is external of the venting and will not be in the path of paint fumes. The fan should work, but may not have the CFM capacity that I am looking for.

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4. Replacement Parts for the 1968 H1. I have looked over the H1 and found some replacement parts. The tractor runs well, but is a bit rough. When I originally brought it home, it had a home-made vertical bumper attached for pushing cars around a salvage yard. I cut this off with a sawsall. I found a replacement grill, front bumper plate, hood, side cowl, and seat. The original bumper plate is too far gone to repair, I am replacing this with one in better shape. However, it will require some metal shaping work. Somebody welded a metal screen in place of the proper grill. I have found a replacement grill. Notice the hood pictures and the paint color differences. The original hood appears to be the antique green and the newer hood is the "Agriculture Green" color. I am still debating on what color to paint this tractor? I know that paint color is a hot button topic for some of the guys.

Somebody cut a hole in the left side cowl to make more room for the exhaust pipe. Don't know why this was done, but I found some replacements with the factory bulge where the exhaust pipe is adjacent. I found a newer 140 seat to replace the beat-up blue one that came with the tractor. However, I may actually take the seat of the 112 and purchase a the new remake seat cover from HAPCO parts. I still am looking at the headlight bezel and will figure out what to do on this later.

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I appreciate everyone's support on this forum and community. It is great to learn, share ideas, and experience this entertaining hobby together. I look forward to posting more progress status updates in the future.

Regards,

- Mark

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Edited by markdombroski, October 28, 2011 - 12:33 PM.


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Posted October 28, 2011 - 08:10 PM

Sounds like a good plan to me. You picked up some nice tools to make the job a little easier. Good luck!

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 10:06 PM

Always better to work the kinks out on somthing less valuable. Sounds like a good score on the air compressor. Hope it all goes good for you.I imagine that good ole Pacific Northwest rain is starting to set in. Although I'm in NC now Oregon is home for me.

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Posted October 31, 2011 - 01:25 AM

Just changed the transmission fluid and filter. Also, put on the replacement seat. Time for a photo shoot.

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