New to Me Farmall AV

Farmall Super A, AV, 100, 130, & 140 1939 - 1973
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Gary Dotson » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:34 am

Good job, looks factory!

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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Stanton » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:08 am

Want to give a BIG "thank you" to JPCubs (Johnny) on the pedal guard pattern. He sent it to me some time ago, but just got to it this past week.
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Started with Johnny's pattern, squared it up and made a wire guide from an old windshield wiper blade. That will be the pattern shape looking from the ends.

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Had bought a piece of 16ga sheet metal some time back. Traced the pattern and cut it out.

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Transferred the two front holes and marked the bent area according to my side pattern. Was going to use my homemade sheet metal brake, but the pedal guard was too wide.

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Used a big ol' 2" pipe clamped down on top of the sheet metal as a radius form and my orange weighted mallet. Did some major pounding!

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Bolted it back on and checked against my side pattern.

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Second bend complete. The 3rd and last bend were the tabs on the rear.

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Once the 3rd bend was done, marked the exact hole locations from above.

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Fit nicely.

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Painted it along with the generator cover band. Was pleased.


Thanks again, JP!!
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:57 pm

Piece of art! What did you cut the sheet metal with?
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Stanton » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:04 pm

Thanks.

Used either a 3/8” or 1/2” drill bit for the inside corners, then a straight edge and angle grinder/cutting disk for the straight cuts.
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Stanton » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:16 am

Getting the ol' girl all dressed up...

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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby randallc » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:40 am

Another great production by "Stanton" looks better than new!
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Stanton » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:55 am

After finished assembling and decals on on, here's what happens when you have a persistent oil leak...
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Steering needed tightening up anyway. The key to the steering worm shaft was loose. I welding it up and sanded it down to fit tighter in the slot. Will see if that helps with the play in the steering wheel.

Thought my oil leak was coming from the front crank pulley seal, but no evidence. Found two places: around the oil pan and at the crankshaft oil seal retainer plate (open top to the screw allows oil to come down through the threads past the gasket).
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Also had a leak at the oil pan plug. Will be using some No. 2 sealant on that.
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:05 am

Murphy's Law loomed its ugly head!!! :big smirk: :big crying:
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Stanton » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:45 am

Dale Finch wrote:Murphy's Law loomed its ugly head!!! :big smirk: :big crying:


It wasn't that bad. I'm better at taking things apart than putting them back together. You know, after I got over the mental hurdle of tearing back into this thing, the actual disassembly was easy.

Anyway, I also discovered that the three horizontal bolt holes in the last picture (retainer plate) were stripped. That would also allow oil to seep out. The guy who did my overhaul "mostly" sealed up the cover plate gasket. Happen to have a new package of 5/16-18 Helicoils that will fit just fine to repair the holes. Should stop the leak.
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby randallc » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:20 am

And just think, each time you get better and faster. And when you have no one else to depend on, you just gotta tackle it your self. And you can!
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:43 am

You are right...the hardest part is accepting that it needs to be done, so you might as well "JUST DO IT" !!!
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Super A » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:10 am

Stanton wrote:After finished assembling and decals on on, here's what happens when you have a persistent oil leak...
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Steering needed tightening up anyway. The key to the steering worm shaft was loose. I welding it up and sanded it down to fit tighter in the slot. Will see if that helps with the play in the steering wheel.

Thought my oil leak was coming from the front crank pulley seal, but no evidence. Found two places: around the oil pan and at the crankshaft oil seal retainer plate (open top to the screw allows oil to come down through the threads past the gasket).
DSCN2731.JPG

Also had a leak at the oil pan plug. Will be using some No. 2 sealant on that.


Those two pot metal plates are a terrible design IMO. They should at least have made them out of steel so they won't strip so easily!

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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Stanton » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:21 pm

Super A wrote:Those two pot metal plates are a terrible design IMO. They should at least have made them out of steel so they won't strip so easily!

Al


Agree! Must have been a cost-savings measure employed by IHC. I already increased the rear, center hole for the oil pan to 3/8".
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Stanton » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:05 am

Got the Heli-coils in and felt good about the way the front gear cover went back on the engine. Sealed up gaskets for overnight. Next day, filled up the oil, anti-freeze and front steering gear housing. Started up with no disappointments. Took it for a spin and everything seemed fine. Even my effort for tightening up the steering was rewarded; a lot tighter/less slop.

Calling this one "done", even though we all know that's never true. Here it is:
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As brought home.

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Never found a drawbar for it, so the one I have will probably stay off. Need to make some adjustments to the governor/carb linkage. This tractor is scary fast. Never had it in 3rd or 4th gear, 2nd is fast enough with a LOW throttle.

It's funny. You want and desire something for such a long time and then when you get it, that desire goes on down the road to some other place.

Thanks to everyone for your comments and encouragement along the way.
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1961 cub c2 belly mower and full blade. 48 cub manual lift with cultivators.
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby randallc » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:38 am

Amazing Transformation
















Amazing Transformation!
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