I musta been good this year.
The wife let this little 1940 Model H follow me home today, and said
it could be my Christmas present, which I happily accepted.
This little guy should be a lot of fun to take to shows.
Congrats on the new addition! It pays to be good, or to avoid getting caught! I have always thought the H was a neater Deere to have than one of its larger cousins. A local fellow had a pristine one with a complete set of cultivators that he would take to tractor shows.
Thanks Jim. The little tractor was one of 8 restored john deere's in a good friend of mines collection, that sadly passed away in August of this year. His family had an auction Saturday, and I told the Wife i was going, and would like to have one of his tractors in me and the nephews collection, as we used to go with him a lot to tractor auctions and events. So, she gave me the green light to try and buy one if it went in reason and we could afford it. So, I was very happy to be able to buy it.
So far, we got it in the shop and gave it a good cleaning and detailing. We had to put a new gasket in the settling bulb and replace the fuel shutoff valve to stop some fuel leaks, and re-tune the carburetor where it had been sitting for a few years. It is starting on the 2nd crank and running smoothly now.
I will post some pictures later on, as its been raining really hard here the past few days. i am hoping its stopped now for a few days.
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