1942 Farmall H

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1942 Farmall H

Postby Inspectorjoe » Tue Mar 26, 2024 2:09 am

Serial # 109198
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Re: 1942 Farmall H

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Mar 26, 2024 7:33 am

That’s a good lookin H, one of the best looking tractors ever made! What’s the scoop on the front wheels? W4, maybe?

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Re: 1942 Farmall H

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Mar 26, 2024 12:03 pm

Gary Dotson wrote:That’s a good lookin H, one of the best looking tractors ever made! What’s the scoop on the front wheels? W4, maybe?

Agree, the H looks good. The front wheels look like cut-offs from a steel to rubber conversion.

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Re: 1942 Farmall H

Postby Inspectorjoe » Thu Mar 28, 2024 1:28 am

Gary Dotson wrote:That’s a good lookin H, one of the best looking tractors ever made! What’s the scoop on the front wheels? W4, maybe?


Jim Becker nailed it. They're cutoffs, but I don't know what they're originally from.

I had another 1942 H (a restored, fully intact distillate model with a factory wide front end), but living on 1/3 acre in the suburbs, it wasn't practical, so I sold it. This H was an impulse buy. I saw an ad for a poorly advertised estate sale tractor collection. Among them were 9 restored H's. I figured there would be some bargains. I got there to find they all had new tires, new batteries, new SMV signs, and someone had gone over them, getting them running and had placed plastic bags over the distributors (It was a rainy day). I bid on the '42 because I had magnetic owner signs from my previous '42 H. I got it for $1,300, with no buyers premium. I have to say, that was the buy of a lifetime. If I didn't have a wife to answer to, I sure as heck would have bought more.
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Re: 1942 Farmall H

Postby IHCubCadet147 » Thu Mar 28, 2024 6:43 am

That is a great looking tractor, and a great price. It looks like whoever restored them did a nice job.

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Re: 1942 Farmall H

Postby ricky racer » Thu Mar 28, 2024 7:12 am

Wow! That's a steal of a deal for a great looking tractor!!
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Re: 1942 Farmall H

Postby Inspectorjoe » Thu Mar 28, 2024 2:16 pm

IHCubCadet147 wrote:That is a great looking tractor, and a great price. It looks like whoever restored them did a nice job.


They did an outstanding job. The paint isn't flawless, but it's as close to flawless as I've ever seen. It starts instantly, runs strong and has no drips, so I'm assuming that it was also mechanically restored.

I wish I knew the story behind it (and the others). The auction was for the collector's widow. It's kind of good that neither were around to see what prices they went for.
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