1942 M - Restoration Project

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1942 M - Restoration Project

Postby PVF1799 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:11 pm

Hi all - I'm starting slowly on our 1942 M. Thankfully it does NOT need the major work that Rex'48 did. The engine is solid no work required. I will need to split it and put in a transmission seal. The PTO seal is the easy one. It will probably be straight piped chrome (my son's choice). I've added a couple pix below as the starting point. The seat is the 1st thing I'm addressing. The pan is TOTALLY rusted, cracked as in unsafe. Parts for that are on order from Steiner.

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Re: 1942 M - Restoration Project

Postby Super A » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:39 pm

Looks good! One of these days I'm going to find me a M or Super M and stick it under a mounted corn picker!

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Re: 1942 M - Restoration Project

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:20 pm

PVF1799 wrote:I will need to split it and put in a transmission seal.

You may be able to change the seal by removing the Lift-All pump and reaching in from the bottom.

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Re: 1942 M - Restoration Project

Postby Stanton » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:51 am

Replaced a leaking tranny seal on my H a couple years ago, but it still leaks a little. Did it from below. Dropped the Lift-All and removed the tapered bolts, etc. Wasn't too bad. If you haven't already found it, get on RedPowerMagazine.com; lots of helpful advise on the big tractors. Here's a thread that may apply some principles to your situation: http://www.redpowermagazine.com/forums/topic/83624-farmall-h-tranny-input-seal/?hl=transmission+seal

I had read somewhere to buy/install double seals since the new seal may ride where the old seal left a groove on the shaft and the new seals are thinner than the old ones. If I ever do that job again, will seriously consider doubling up my seals (if there's physical space).

Will be following this restoration of your '42 M. Be careful and have fun! :coffee:
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