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    My Next "Project" Model 40

    So in a round about way I am inheriting this tractor as my next project.

    My FIL purchased this tractor from its original owner. Up until then it was always barn kept and in pretty good shape.

    Dad bought it to work with....and he didn't have a barn to store it in.....and then he bought an 8N which he like better.....and the tractor was given to my brother to mow the fields on his 72 acres. My brother is not mechanically skilled when it comes to equipment.......

    It is agreed that my brother needs a better tractor to "work" with and that I would be better at fixin up this old gal.

    I've got to get her back to my place and before I can do that I have to finish a couple "projects" that I have going to make some room for it.

    My brother has "fiddled" with the distributor and I know it has been run hot (radiator leak) so my first task will be an assement of what I have and what I'll need to do. Thinking at least a top end / head gasket as well as a radiator rebuild, a carb overhaul, clean out the gas tank, etc....

    Any information, manuals, places for parts, etc will all be greatly appreciated.

    I am really looking forward to getting this tractor back to good working order and then go from there.
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    Hurray! Another Popper restore to follow!
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    Good luck with the restoration!

    In my teens, a loooong time ago, I spent a lot of hours on an "MT" (predecessor to the 40), mostly on the road between farms. ~~ Lowell

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    Looks like a good candidate.
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    Hmmm, interesting yellow stripe on the hood. I never have seen a 40 with that paint scheme, so maybe someone tried to update the look a bit as had been done with my 60 when I bought it. Someone had used a brush (maybe a broom from the looks of it) to add the yellow stripe paint (actually decal) scheme of a 620 to it.
    Good luck with the project. Hope you have as much fun with it as I have with mine.

    Hutch

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhutch View Post
    Hmmm, interesting yellow stripe on the hood. I never have seen a 40 with that paint scheme, so maybe someone tried to update the look a bit as had been done with my 60 when I bought it. Someone had used a brush (maybe a broom from the looks of it) to add the yellow stripe paint (actually decal) scheme of a 620 to it.
    Good luck with the project. Hope you have as much fun with it as I have with mine.

    Hutch
    I was kinda wondering about that myself...

    When it comes time for some new paint, I'll go back to the original design.

    Maybe by then Gizmo will have some green in stock....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtgt View Post
    I was kinda wondering about that myself...

    When it comes time for some new paint, I'll go back to the original design.

    Maybe by then Gizmo will have some green in stock....
    I wouldn't count on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drhutch View Post
    Hmmm, interesting yellow stripe on the hood. I never have seen a 40 with that paint scheme, so maybe someone tried to update the look a bit as had been done with my 60 when I bought it. Someone had used a brush (maybe a broom from the looks of it) to add the yellow stripe paint (actually decal) scheme of a 620 to it.
    Good luck with the project. Hope you have as much fun with it as I have with mine.

    Hutch
    I was thinking the same thing.

    The 40s are good little tractors.
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    i have always like the little dubuque tractors, its nice that you found at least a 40w, but there was something like 7 models of 40's, it may be worth checking your serial number with two cylinder club and finding out its history and what type of 40 is it, who knows, it may be a rare one.

    You can go to john deere's website and download the parts manual for free, and you can order the service & operators manuals as well, either as a pfd or paper version, and they are like 30 bucks each i think, but you will not spend any better money, that i can promise.

    Keep us updated as you tear into things.

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