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post #1 of 16 Old 05-20-2019, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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My new 1969 140 H1

So I've been searching for 4 whole years for a 140, and after getting the offer to pick this one up, I just HAD to jump on it. We got it on Friday, just before another buyer came on Sunday to pick it up. We ended up bringing it home, along with a set of 212 side panels and a 300 carcass. We of course forgot our straps and had only one to strap down: The 140s hood, 212 side panels, 300 fenders, 140 fuel tank, 140, and the 300. We managed to get home safely and nothing was lost.

The 140 needs a new back tire, a motor, a new steering column, battery tray, and all the electrical. The hood is just sitting on the frame for now, but planning to have it mounted in the future. Luckily for me it sat in the original owner's sunroom after the motor went out but after 15 or so years of sitting in there he had to sell it, after which it sat outside under a tree, exposed to the sun. Luckily we got it only shortly after. The 140 is pretty much mint, having only faded paint, and a little bit of rust. All the dash components are either in bad shape or missing so everything's getting replaced. The paint IS original, just faded from sitting under a glass roof, and the rust is just from the battery and the little bit of sitting outside it did. The hood only has one crack on the front and a tiny chunk missing, and headlight panel has been impaled, but the rubber ring and wiring is still there. Other than that, this thing is completely unmolested.

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The 300 is donating its H1.5 (there's 2 handles but only one set of front lines; there was a diverter valve), its steering, some of its hydro linkage parts, and the hydraulic caps. There isn't much other than that, but I am selling the mint dash on it.

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post #2 of 16 Old 05-28-2019, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Re: My new 1969 140 H1

So I took the steering column out of the 140 by just unbolting it then disassembling it from the bottom, then knocking the shaft out from the top. I tried putting the 300 column in but apparently the pittman arm nut is larger and it won't fit through the small hole in the column. I'm just saying screw and I'm just going to put a bearing and spacer in to replace the inside bolt and put the column in.
Because I can't currently fix the steering, I tried to take the H1 out to put the H2 in but that was a no go, the lines are all stuck together and I couldn't unscrew the bolts because the lines just wanted to twist with the bolts. The one line I found is nice and bent up from the PO trying to literally steal everything, wiring, hydraulics, engine, etc.
I then decided that, since i can't do anything i wanted to, I was just going to clean the tractor off. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the paint isn't faded, it's just got this white film of what I assume to be tree sap on it. This thing cleaned up nice, save for the hood, which has been repainted because all the paint's missing off the front.

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Re: My new 1969 140 H1

Can't wait to see this project come along. Nice save!

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Congratulations! It looks like a good tractor to restore. Looking forward to seeing the before/after pics. And as Mike said, good save!


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I'm honestly just gonna leave this thing original, other then the missing engine and the ruined seat. The paint cleaned up so dang good.

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good luck I'll be following along as I just got a 1969 140 H1 myself its a running and working unit so I don't have more plans for it than to due just that for now anyway.
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My 140 is going on hold until the 317 gets up and running, because it's got an axle seal pissing fluid, no wiring, and no motor. The 317 only has a wiring issue, and the fuel system needs hooked up.

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Well, ol Larry finally has a motor. Can't believe that all the way back in 1997 the original K321 busted the camshaft and became a parts engine, but here we are, 22 years later. I just need to finish up the H2, get the steering box fixed, and the axle seal replaced to get him running.
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Re: My new 1969 140 H1

Got the drain petcock off and the motor bolted down. Got the excess AQS shrouding off and the hood test fitted. Larry's really shaping up!
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After struggling for a while I managed to get the H1 valve out. Luckily I've learned that if the line is turning with the nut it's usually stuck to the valve fitting, not the nut.
I need to partially disassemble the H2 valve to get the 90 degree fitting in, so I can put it in with only slight extra bending on the stock lines needed. The hole I need to drill should be easy, I just need to find a drill bit to fit and drill everything out.
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1977 John deere 210 "Rusty"
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Re: My new 1969 140 H1

Almost ready to run. Got oil and hydro fluid in the tractor, I got the hydraulic lines all tightened up and a temporary steering box in. Just need to find my solenoid and get the fuel tank in.

I do still need a real -30000 steering box.

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Well you certainly got after it!

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Re: My new 1969 140 H1

Yep. Unlike my 317 I actually got to work on the 140.

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I had a 1969 140H1 it was the only model with "electronic ignition" which can be alittle quirkie Nice haul you'll be busy for awhile!!
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What do you mean electronic ignition?

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