In my Quest for an H

Farmall H, HV & Super H, 300 & 350, 1939-1958

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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby Indy4570 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:17 pm

I think Stanton's H was the best deal I have seen in a while
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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby pokitisme » Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:18 am

Looks like a good old tractor to me. The 3-point alone you could probably sell for a 300 bucks. I have four h tractors one of them the best one I paid 800 for another one I paid 650 another one 600 and I think the other one was 700 I forget LOL. 750 is a good price for that if you can talk them down I would say offer 700. But 7:50 is definitely not a bad price. Just make sure the three-point works make sure the engine sounds okay. If you're going to buy it check it out. I would say get a compression tester from Harbor Freight or something cheap and test the compression on each cylinder. Should be around 90 to 110 pounds per square inch. Also here's another thing to check just because the 3-point goes up and down does not mean that it has enough power to actually lift something. Stand on the three-point and try and raise it up and down. Have a couple of people stand on it. I believe the Lyft pressure is something like 500 to 750 lb. Not entirely sure on that
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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby T-Mo » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:38 am

I ended up buying the '40 H that I test drove twice. I will be cleaning the gas tank, so since the previous owner wanted his temporary gas tank back, I put on a plastic one until I get the gas tank cleaned. I can buy a used, clean one from JP's for $100, or one that's been cleaned, boiled, and red coated from them for $245, but I think I'll try and clean the one I have first.

I put on a new front tire, a new steering wheel and did some other minor things to it, but it will be a working tractor, so don't expect a restoration of any kind.
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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:43 am

I like your exhaust cover, Terry. :D
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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby T-Mo » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:44 am

BTW, the plastic tank came off a Cub Cadet zero turn. The guy I got the tractor from has a friend who works for a Cub Cadet dealer and he gave Wendell a bunch of these used tanks (they can't resell them even though there is nothing wrong with them). So Wendell gave this one to me for a temporary tank. Works good, and will give me enough gas to cruise on until I settle the actual gas tank. I probably need to put some rubber between the metal strap and the tank, though.

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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby T-Mo » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:47 am

Don McCombs wrote:I like your exhaust cover, Terry. :D


We couldn't figure out why the previous owner before Wendell welded on a flange. It reduces the exhaust some what, so probably was done to allow a smaller diameter inlet muffler. The inlet was originally a bit larger in diameter, now it's 2 inches, so a 2 inch ID inlet muffler will work.

I keep forgetting that I put that cover on so it gets shot off every time I start the tractor, well not every time, sometimes I do remember to take it off. :?

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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby Eugene » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:00 am

T-Mo wrote:I probably need to put some rubber between the metal strap and the tank, though.
Strap from ratchet strap.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby T-Mo » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:09 am

Eugene wrote:
T-Mo wrote:I probably need to put some rubber between the metal strap and the tank, though.
Strap from ratchet strap.


I considered that also and may use a ratchet strap or two.

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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:43 am

T-Mo wrote:I keep forgetting that I put that cover on so it gets shot off every time I start the tractor, well not every time, sometimes I do remember to take it off. :?

Hopefully, it doesn’t come down on your head when it blows off. :shock:
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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:18 pm

T-Mo wrote:I keep forgetting that I put that cover on so it gets shot off every time I start the tractor, well not every time, sometimes I do remember to take it off. :?
When I was younger I used to try to catch the tin can when it blew off the exhaust on our H..Sometimes it did not come down within reach though. :|
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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby T-Mo » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:08 am

Here I am driving the H on a cool wintery Saturday, the first weekend of February, before the snow and sub-zero degree weather. I have since drove it again this past weekend.


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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby SONNY » Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:53 pm

still have 1 H left here, dont use it anymore --- no 3-pt. so it really dont do me any good. Some friends of dad's had H's they farmed with. Popular tractors in their time.

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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby T-Mo » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:43 am

SONNY wrote:Popular tractors in their time.


Yes, the H was IH's second biggest seller, behind the Cub.

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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby Stanton » Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:13 am

Nice H Terry! Thanks for posting the video.

Looks and sounds like it runs well; good oil pressure. You’ll have it completed in no time!
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Re: In my Quest for an H

Postby T-Mo » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:32 am

Stanton wrote:Nice H Terry! Thanks for posting the video.

Looks and sounds like it runs well; good oil pressure. You’ll have it completed in no time!


I have been distracted lately by a 1944 Ford 2N.


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