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My 14 year old son, Brody, has been working on the Farmall 240 Johnny Cash style, one piece at a time.  He has cleaned and painted the hood and grill pieces and repainted the emblems.  He got it back together today, and I think it looks pretty dang good.  The first pic is where we paused in July, the rest are more recent.

Just had to brag on the youngin.

 

 

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Making memories AND an nice looking tractor!

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Looks like he is doing a great job redoing it.  He will learn a lot with this project. You can be very proud of him.   More kids need to be like him.

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Good youngins deserve a little braggin'.  They're in the minority, it seems.

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Great start for him to get determination to get a project started and then finish it up. Looks good

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Someone taught him well, rare to see that kinda work ethic in young people these days, awesome job.

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Thanks for the kind words - he is a good kid.  Wanted, not told to but wanted, to go help me build a wheelchair ramp with a church group last weekend and went with me to finish the hand rails today.

He had a ball mowing with his 240 and a finish mower today.  I'm glad he didn't drop his phone while videoing - Momma wouldn't have understood.

 

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Doing a good job. Glad to see that he's taking a interest

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On 10/13/2018 at 8:40 PM, Adam - NC said:

mowing with his 240 and a finish mower today.

Add my congratz to the "job well done".  

A BTW here regards the WX there, my niece drove me down to Lakefield, MN to a reunion today, snowing most of the way.  Thawed a lot by the time we came back here this PM.

best, randy

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Brody decided to wash tractors today.

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then he decided to remove sheet metal to prepare for overhauling the engine.  Guess we will be starting soon.

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Quite the young man you got there Adam.

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Looks good, I don’t remember seeing this thread last year but the in the video the 240 sure sounds good does a nice job with the mower too

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Nice work on the tractor.. sounds like a son to be very proud of.. the world needs more just like him !!

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8 hours ago, dumbfarmer said:

Just curious, how big a motor is in there is it like an h?

Think of a 240 as the latest and greatest version of the C/Super C.

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Great job and a project that he will remember forever. Building memories and saving history. Awesome.

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Help an amateur out - to check compression, I would remove all four plugs, and doing the motor over with the starter while holding the compression tester against the plug hole, correct?

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Yep,  I always hold throttle wide open to get a full gulp of air.  Great job raising a fine Young Man.

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The 240 has a c-123 engine. The 404 is the last version of the C

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