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Havoc's '48 Farmall "Progression"

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Well as most of you know, I bought a 1948 Farmall A. As the winter months approach I start doing less activities with the Phoenix and I'm going to start getting the tractor ready for winter service.



I thought it would be a fun idea to make a sort of "Progression Thread" for it because it will be occupying most of my time and you guys are the only ones that I think will appreciate the work I'm gonna have to do to this tractor. I know this is a car enthusiast forum, but hey, its classic American Iron, just being utilized in a different manner :lol2: Besides, its red, like the Pontiac Arrowhead.



>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dl5vat48Bk




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Cool! Learned some stuff about trackers I didn't know.


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Here are some other neat things I forgot to mention in the video. I have independent left and right brakes. I can choose to lock them as one brake, or split them to make really sharp turns by locking one wheel up.



The air filter is another neat-o thing. Some of you may have heard of it: an oil bath air filter. The way they work is that in theory the air is forced to make an abrupt change of direction directly over the oil sitting in the bottom of the filter. Dirt and other particulates are heavier and don't change direction as fast and hit the oil and get trapped. There is no mesh or filter at the intake part... air goes down the slot below the lid toward the oil puddle, and momentum carries the bigger crap down into the oil where it gets stuck. Air then makes a U-turn upward and is drawn through a large mesh of woven material that is wet down and by oil being pulled up and then dripping back down, which catches anything the first part didn't.



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I wonder, are these used in any automotive environment still?


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Will watch and read when I get a chance. Defiantly interested in this beast as my grandfather was a farmer but he was too old by the time I became of age to know/ or to be even interested.


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Like the calandar shot you entered.


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Did some work on the plow. removed the corrosion from the blade and replaced the carriage bolts. I had to cut some of them and pop them off they were so rusted in.



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Top plate removed and area cleaned


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Top plate re-attached


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Flipped it over and pulled the bottom piece off. the area between the bottom (top since the plow is upside down in the pic below) plate and the plow plate was so rusted. Moisture was trapped and eating away at the bolts. You can actually see the amount of rust that just fell off below the blade after I removed the plate.



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I also painted the metal IH decal on the front. It was colorless and you'd have to get up close to notice it was imprinted "IH"



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I ran out of cold galvanization so I threw some grey primer on it, that's what the weird grey blob is in the middle of the plow.


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Oh.

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very cool,this will be a fun progression to watch.I have a 71 cub cadet i inherited from my grandfather. I want to restore it someday.It was made by IH as well.


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We also have a small Cub Cadet, but its newer so its not a true IH Cub Cadet unfortunately. Those older Cadets are neat little tractors.



So today I went and picked up the wheel harrow and some parts for the sickle mower. I still have to go back and get the mower itself. I didn't have a big enough trailer to grab all of it.



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I need to replace two discs on the front. and then just clean and paint it. Its in pretty good condition and all of the wheels still rotate freely. Its just surface rust.


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good work havoc. but you should have 2toned it. :D

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I should paint "ForeverPontiac.com" on the plow blade hahahah.


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I should paint "ForeverPontiac.com" on the plow blade hahahah.

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Do it!! I swear I'm not cheap and will take all the free advertising I can get

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I wish I had a bolt cutter. I have to cut most of the bolts off the harrow because they are so rusted together. Thats not a problem, just gotta go to a hardware store and get fresh new ones. The problem is getting them off when all I have is a handsaw for cutting pipes haha


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I should paint "ForeverPontiac.com" on the plow blade hahahah.

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YYEEESSSSSSS!!! and come up with a catchy slogan.

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New tools MUST be included the price of any project. May I suggest a set of torches? Nothin beats the HEAT!

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I thought only a pneumatic cutter will do it? I thought about heat but most of these bolts are basically pins, I cut the head off and they drop right out

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In other news. I was sitting at my desk when I yelled "HOLY SHIT! I KNOW HOW TO ATTACH THE DRAWBAR TO MOUNT THE MOLDBOARDS!!!" Then ran outside while my brother sat there wondering what just happened.



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The bad news is that one of my headlights went out :(


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I've done that a few times :lol: , except not with a tractor


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Yeah so In the pictures above I didn't have it quite right. I got the plows installed properly now:)



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What you're looking at below is the depth control. The bar comes off of the hydraulic rocker arm and goes into the drawbar. There are two pins that I had to remove from the draw bar that allows it to pivot along one axis. One lever lowers the drawbar and the other lowers the plow in the rear.



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>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F8g6dk512k




As JUSTA said, nothing beats the heat! All I need on these old parts is some penetrating oil and then a blow torch!


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Harrowed the garden today...well mostly. I was almost done, had to make about 2 more passes and a piece of the frame on the front left (driver) gang snapped! F*CK! Now I gotta weld that piece together. I don't have a welder tho :(



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C'mon MacGiever...2 quarters, set of jumper cables and a good battery. Welds up to 1/4in steel!

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a few drops of crazy glue and youre set. :lol: anyways, sucks that it broke.

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Now that's a FALL color shot! Don't you ever clean N black your tire's? LOL


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