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Needs just a bit of help here (and a little back ground story)...

With my 1950 Farmall M wrapping up (Note: Not restoring it yet, I am in the process if fixing it mechanically, use it for the year to do hay [to find and other little things wrong] then next winter will be the painting) I started to keep an eye out for my next restoration project. My Great Uncle had a Farmall F12 under some tarps that I have kept an eye on for a couple of years now. The only hitch to it is that many people (4 that I know of) have asked about it and he said it wasn't for sale. SO, yesterday I got enough guts up to ask him about it.. He asked me what my plans were, so I told him that I would restore it and keep it since its a family purchase and he said "You can have it.." Needless to say that there is a dent in the concrete from my jaw dropping...

My Dad and I went and looked at it yesterday and here is what I found:

The head of the motor has been removed and there was ice sitting on top of heads. The clutch has been removed and it sitting on the seat. Some other odds and ends are missing too. One of the rear wheels (steels) has some rust holes in it.. But overall, its in good shape for just sitting outside under a tarp...

SO, I began to do some research on them.. One thing that I cannot find on the F12 was the serial number. I looked where the normal serial numbers would be (on the side of the engine block or transmission housing) and could not locate it. Where exactly would it be? (pictures of yours would be great)

Ill post of picks of it soon when I can get back out there in day light...

Thanks in advance!
 

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Needs just a bit of help here (and a little back ground story)...

With my 1950 Farmall M wrapping up (Note: Not restoring it yet, I am in the process if fixing it mechanically, use it for the year to do hay [to find and other little things wrong] then next winter will be the painting) I started to keep an eye out for my next restoration project. My Great Uncle had a Farmall F12 under some tarps that I have kept an eye on for a couple of years now. The only hitch to it is that many people (4 that I know of) have asked about it and he said it wasn't for sale. SO, yesterday I got enough guts up to ask him about it.. He asked me what my plans were, so I told him that I would restore it and keep it since its a family purchase and he said "You can have it.." Needless to say that there is a dent in the concrete from my jaw dropping...

My Dad and I went and looked at it yesterday and here is what I found:

The head of the motor has been removed and there was ice sitting on top of heads. The clutch has been removed and it sitting on the seat. Some other odds and ends are missing too. One of the rear wheels (steels) has some rust holes in it.. But overall, its in good shape for just sitting outside under a tarp...

SO, I began to do some research on them.. One thing that I cannot find on the F12 was the serial number. I looked where the normal serial numbers would be (on the side of the engine block or transmission housing) and could not locate it. Where exactly would it be? (pictures of yours would be great)

Ill post of picks of it soon when I can get back out there in day light...

Thanks in advance!
well i can't help you with your serial number i hope to see pics when the restoration starts. the f12 is one of my favorite farmalls, oh and pics now could't hurt either.
 

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If I'm not mistaken the serial number tag was/is on the front fuel tank support.
 

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So I went and go the F12 this weekend. The SN on it ended up being: 110179 (1938). Here are some pics of it when we loaded it up. My goal is to have it finished by September 1213 for a parade.
 

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So I went and go the F12 this weekend. The SN on it ended up being: 110179 (1938). Here are some pics of it when we loaded it up. My goal is to have it finished by September 1213 for a parade.
Nice lookin' tractor, shouldn't take much at all!
 
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