BEFORE & AFTER
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Serial No. 146471
Year manufactured: 1940
(from leftover parts) Model made from 1932 to 1939
Quantity made: 154,398 Engine: IHC vertical I-head
Cylinders: 4 Bore and stroke: 3.75 by 5.00
Drawbar hp: 16.12
Belt PTO hp: 24.13
Color: IH red
1956 Farmall 200
The 200 restoration began in the winter of 2000, and Jim says this one started off the same as the others. He replaced or repaired all the usual worn parts: New bearings and seals in the tricycle front wheels, new brakes, a new clutch pressure plate and the radiator. Again he used his electric grinder to remove rust and old paint, but this time he painted the tractor while it was broken down into parts.
His restoration routine also changed when he decided to invest about $800 in engine work at a commercial machine shop. He had the cylinders bored a little larger and oversized pistons installed, the valves ground, and new rods and main bearings put in. 'I use this tractor a lot to mow our 20 acres and to do odd jobs around the place,' Jim says. 'It is really a good, little tractor.'
Now, Jim's preparing to restore his fourth Farmall - a 1946 H, serial no. 223877, which needs to be switched from propane to gasoline. This one runs in its unrestored state but needs cleaning, 'and a few other small things.' And Jim says he's hoping to retire from his job soon, so he can spend more time showing and parading his growing collection of restored Farmalls.
Serial No. 7236
Year manufactured: 1956
Model made from 1954 to 1956
Quantity made: 10,904 Engine: IHC C-124 Vertical I-head
Cylinders: 4 Bore and stroke: 3.125 by 4.00
Drawbar hp: 20.92
Belt PTO hp: 24.11
Color: IH red
- For more information about Jim's tractors, contact him at Route 4, Box 240, Madill, OK 73446; (580) 795-5614.
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