140 inspection and evaluation for a friend

Farmall Super A, AV, 100, 130, & 140 1939 - 1973
Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.
User avatar
Dale Finch
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 6774
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '51 Cub #140966 "Bruno" with Woods 59 mower
'55 Cub #187541 "Betty" with Fast Hitch
'55 Cub #190482 "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'55 Cub #191739 "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub #194370 "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

140 inspection and evaluation for a friend

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Mar 12, 2023 7:28 pm

A friend's father has a 140 he is interested in selling. I only spoke to the son today, so I know very little about it. I've scheduled next Sunday (3/19) to go look at it.

All the son could tell me was that he thinks the tank has been coated, but it runs intermittently. They've had a guy look at it in the past, but he has since passed away. I don't know the year, or what, if any implements are with it.

I'm fairly familiar with what to look for when inspecting a Cub, but not a 140. My question is, what should I look for...in other words, what is typically wrong with these 140's and what info do I need to gather to advertise it?

Of course, I know it would be good to get it running, and I will probably try to do that. Hey, it'll keep me from looking for another project of my own :lol: , and the son is a police officer that my (retired) sister worked with, and a really nice guy!
Dale Finch
Image
Circle of Safety

tst
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 5329
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:08 pm
Zip Code: 12514
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: 140 inspection and evaluation for a friend

Postby tst » Sun Mar 12, 2023 8:25 pm

its just a later model Super A and you are use to that, 63-64 or so became 12 volt

User avatar
ricky racer
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 6403
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:40 pm
Zip Code: 49120
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Niles / Buchanan, Michigan

Re: 140 inspection and evaluation for a friend

Postby ricky racer » Sun Mar 12, 2023 9:20 pm

The biggest problem I usually see with a 140 is the selling price. It's always more than my buying price! :lol:
1929 Farmall Regular
1935 John Deere B
1937 John Deere A
1941 John Deere H
1952 John Deere B
1953 Farmall Cub

User avatar
Dale Finch
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 6774
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '51 Cub #140966 "Bruno" with Woods 59 mower
'55 Cub #187541 "Betty" with Fast Hitch
'55 Cub #190482 "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'55 Cub #191739 "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub #194370 "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: 140 inspection and evaluation for a friend

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Mar 12, 2023 9:42 pm

ricky racer wrote:The biggest problem I usually see with a 140 is the selling price. It's always more than my buying price! :lol:

Oh yeah!! I know that's true! Just did some price checking... :shock:

Well, Tim's probably right... it's the big brother of the SA, which I'm a bit familiar with. Plus, I did help a guy a while back near me get his 140 running. And I'll know more after I check it out next Sunday.

Thanks!
Dale Finch
Image
Circle of Safety

inairam
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 2864
Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:24 am
Zip Code: 19342
Tractors Owned: 1948 6v - Dozer
1949 with kub klipper belly mower. mag 6v - Mom
1950 with plow, 54 blade, mott mag 6v - Roxanne
1953 54 blade, c22, wood 42 6v
1957 6v - barn Queen
1965 lo-boy with c-3 mower 12 v - Loboy
1974 Horse II 12 v c-2
1975 with woods 42-6 12 v - Horse
1979 long strip 12 v stuck engine
130 with international 1000 loader 6 v
1969 140 with bush hog tow behind mower 12 v
Terramite T-6 4WD Backhoe Perkins diesel
Memberships: Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association;Chapter 8 IH Collectors; IH Collectors Worldwide
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Glen Mills PA

Re: 140 inspection and evaluation for a friend

Postby inairam » Mon Mar 13, 2023 5:59 am

The valve cover gasket leaks. Most I have seen are missing panels for the battery box. Has a water pump so look for leaks.

Parts in general are a lot more expensive than for the cub so if something is missing or broken it will be much more than the number you have in your head from the last one you did for a cub.
When you only have 9 horsepower you need to know the names of all of the ponies!

User avatar
Dale Finch
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 6774
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '51 Cub #140966 "Bruno" with Woods 59 mower
'55 Cub #187541 "Betty" with Fast Hitch
'55 Cub #190482 "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'55 Cub #191739 "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub #194370 "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: 140 inspection and evaluation for a friend

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Mar 13, 2023 7:53 am

Just got a text from the son of the owner, and it seems the father remembered that he had already promised the tractor to someone, but since he has some memory loss, he had forgotten. I told him no problem ...we all seem to be getting there! :?

So, MISSION OVER.
Thanks for your input.
Dale Finch
Image
Circle of Safety

User avatar
PoconoCub
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 391
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:55 pm
Zip Code: 18330
Tractors Owned: .
1957 Farmall Cub
1953 Farmall Cub
1949 Farmall Cub
1948 Farmall Cub
1948 Farmall Super A
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Effort, PA

Re: 140 inspection and evaluation for a friend

Postby PoconoCub » Thu Mar 16, 2023 2:50 pm

Dale Finch wrote:Just got a text from the son of the owner, and it seems the father remembered that he had already promised the tractor to someone, but since he has some memory loss, he had forgotten. I told him no problem ...we all seem to be getting there! :?

So, MISSION OVER.
Thanks for your input.


Ain't that the truth, mine was bad enough from the MS but now at 63 it seems a bit worse. But I still remember not to look at those green tractors :)
Scott
ImageCircle of Safety


Return to “Farmall A, Super A, AV, 100, 130 & 140”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests