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On 1/28/2019 at 8:25 PM, 55 f300 said:

Looking good it took me 6 months to go thru it sand blast and paint this on my grandpa bought new in 55

 

55 that 350 looks fantastic!  Great job!

I've got to say though, this weather is a real drag!  I've got to find some small projects to get going or I'm going to go crazy.  Hate not making some sort of progress even if it is minuscule.  I think I'm going to make a run to Alro steel and see about finding some flat stock to fashion into a new battery mount, being that it's pretty simple.  That seems like a good plan to me, might also be a good idea to update my pintrest parts board as well.  Really need to think about what parts and pieces I need to rebuild the steering as it is a little sloppy.  Not death wobble sloppy just steering wheel slop.  I've also decided to take the tin back off and keep working till I get it filled and stick sanded as I will have to do some thing for the decal areas any ways.  Sorry, I'm just hear think 'think out loud' at my keyboard and formulate a game plane for this coming phase of the restoration.   Let phase II begin!

 

Doesn't even seem real.  

  

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looking good! I'm just catching up on this topic. I watched the video of your daughter's solo. she was sure being careful. make sure she keeps her thumbs outside the steering wheel spokes. if one front wheel should catch a rock, that steering wheel will spin so fast, the driver is apt to get a broken thumb or 2. not likely where she was driving, but somewhere else, possible. just something to learn on Hs, Ms, 300s, etc.

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On 2/12/2019 at 10:50 AM, ny bill o said:

looking good! I'm just catching up on this topic. I watched the video of your daughter's solo. she was sure being careful. make sure she keeps her thumbs outside the steering wheel spokes. if one front wheel should catch a rock, that steering wheel will spin so fast, the driver is apt to get a broken thumb or 2. not likely where she was driving, but somewhere else, possible. just something to learn on Hs, Ms, 300s, etc.

Yes, those steering wheels do bite, kind of like the crank.  LOL!  That was her first solo ride for a few yards so we haven't gotten to all the do's and dont's yet.  That also is the same daughter in my avatar believe it or not.  Wow, time flies.

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Ok, lots of update pictures today.  Finished the fab work for the battery tray with a few cool tools from Dads arsenal and bought a battery and some temporary cables so as to go have some fun at the chapter meeting this morning.  Pray that all goes well and safely.  Wish there would have been time to put the wiring harness in but I really need to finish priming the block and getting some clean up work done so as I can move on to finishing and paint.  Hope to have some video's to share soon so stay tuned!  Thanks again for all your help and support.

 

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So wish you folks could have heard it rolling up that steep hill and turning the muffler purple!  It was great!!!!!  Lots of work to do yet on the H but what a great time with Chapter 11 that day.  Looking forward to finishing the H more plow days.

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15 hours ago, cbfarmall said:

You're doing good work.  I know Hs are a dime a dozen, but they still have a place.

I made a set of these fender brackets once, spacers and all, but it's kind of hard to beat the price of the aftermarket kits.

Chris B.

Thank you Chris!  I wanted to make my own like I did with the battery tray but I just didn't have the time.  The kit is of very good quality and comes already painted or powder coated so it was a no brainer.  There is still a lot more work to do but I feel a lot better knowing that it is pretty close to being mechanically finished.

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More part have arrived!  Can't wait to get these on the H and see if it takes care of a few issues.  Still need to do another rinse on the gas tank any ways but really want to get it running well for this fall.  I would just love to make it to a few plow days if possible.  

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Ok, some more content.  Changed the break in oil with another dose of Akcela 30 wt and a new oil filter, nothing surprising in the oil so I'm going to call it a win and move on.   Pulled the fuel tank off to give it another rinse and add the stand pipe filter.  Soaked the cork gasket  in gas and put the bowl together, finger tight and not a single leak,  put another 1/4 turn by next weekend and we should be good.

 

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On 10/5/2019 at 11:36 PM, Gold54 said:

This was amazing to go through. I’m getting started on a 51 H and it is in a lot better condition than yours started at. Gave me some ideas of problems i could run in to, so thank you a lot. 

I would love to say it's complete but there is so much more to do and learn.  It's beyond satisfying to hear it run and pull a plow behind it which just drives you to do more.  The engine is so smooth and beyond my expectations at this point with just a few minor issues.  

Good luck on your project!

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Finally got a chance to get the H out and work on a few odds and ends that have been bugging me, fuel leak, plugs change over to D15Ys and the like.  Put the No. 8 plow on, 2-16's  and slammed it in the ground to see what it would do and most importantly, have some fun.  Well, it was fun but there are some problems to figure out as it was really struggling to pull that plow.  When it was near wot and would hit a tough spot it would pop, backfire and then catch up and go back to work.  I'm starting to think that my mag drive is 1 tooth off.  My next step is getting a timing light and confirm that it is off as it should show up with the light.  Everything else seems to be in good shape as it starts easy, idles smoothly and doesn't seem to run poorly otherwise.  Grrrr.....  Hoping the timing light shows some problem and that I just made a silly mistake.

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SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  After beating my head against the wall, for what seemed like forever, I finally figured it out.  I set the drive gear 90 degrees out, so now the slot sits at 3 and 9 clock position where it was 12 and 6.  The book calls for the mag to snap over as you rock the mag over and at tdc, which makes sense.  After playing with the mag to see where the rotor was physically located and where the impulse spring started winding up it was clear that the drive was 90 out.  So I pulled the drive out and spun it 90 and put back in and remounted the mag.  The motor started instantly with no lag what so ever.  Took it for a short trip through the field with the plow and there is no question that this was the fix.  The tractor should really be put on the dyno and tuned properly but this works well for now.  Here is a short video clip of the first start after changing.  The real noticeable thing here, or at least as far as I can tell, is how it starts.  

 

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Great news!  New cloth wrapped battery cables are coming from Brillman Company.   I've waited a very long time to get these ordered.  

  https://brillman.com/product/farmall-h-late-with-starter-button-negative-battery-cable/ 

https://brillman.com/product/farmall-h-late-with-starter-button-switch-to-starter-battery-cable/

 

 

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After a lot of waiting, I finally got to put the tractor out in the field and see what it would do.   All I can say is WOW!  Wasn't planning on it but I ended up running an old New Holland square baler and running up and down some pretty step hills.  Everything ran very well and with no lack of power what so ever and my buddy who is a Deere guy even remarked how impressive it was to run.  Pardon me as the video is very poor with me trying to keep the baler in the windrow.  

 

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