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1940 John Deere A

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11-28-2011 16:46:49

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just bought a 1940 John Deere A tractor today for $400 its been in the shed for 10 years loose motor flat tires and who knows what else is wrong the man said his dad could get it running by messing with the mag? it has a after market overdrive? whats the best way to go about getting the old girl running agin? or should I just part it out? thanks Howard72

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jd b puller

12-23-2011 05:30:47

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 Re: 1940 John Deere A in reply to CLW, 11-28-2011 16:46:49  
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I think the name you are looking for is Behlen (sp).

as stated before but the gear stick in nuetral. If you put the High/Low in Low, you're in 5th and if you put it in HIGH, you're in 6th.

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Carlyle Hoffman

11-28-2011 17:30:05

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 Re: 1940 John Deere A in reply to Howard72, 11-28-2011 16:46:49  
Good lordy man the BELIN OVER DRIVE is worth more than you paid for the tractor, try buying a nice complete one and see.At the very least you know yours is complete and all parts as one unit.

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11-28-2011 22:54:39

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 Re: 1940 John Deere A in reply to Carlyle Hoffman, 11-28-2011 17:30:05  
I wish I'd-a had one of those over-drives in our JD "B"s..!! Could-a plowed twis't as fast with it in over-drive I bet..??

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11-28-2011 17:50:46

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 Re: 1940 John Deere A in reply to Carlyle Hoffman, 11-28-2011 17:30:05  
how do you know it a BELIN OVERDRIVE is that the only one they made? I don't have the tractor home yet and it was in a dark shed so couldn't really see what i bought but it look complete and I ofered the man $300-$400 and he took it I will try to get it running it sat for 10 years so who knows well see thanks Howard72

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rusty wheel

11-28-2011 16:57:45

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 Re: 1940 John Deere A in reply to Howard72, 11-28-2011 16:46:49  
If you have a complete tractor with a good serial number tag that can be restored, why would you even consider parting it out? If you have good spark and fuel flow you could see if it will fire. If yes, change the fluids, make sure the air cleaner is not obstructed, and crank it up. Then decide how much you want to put into the old girl.

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t boy 2

11-28-2011 16:54:32

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 Re: 1940 John Deere A in reply to Howard72, 11-28-2011 16:46:49  
How could you even think of parting out an early deere especially when it will still turn over. That would be an easy Patch and run job. Block it up and get it running and then you can at least get back more than you have in it. You will also reap the good time of making it run again. My 2 cents worth

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Walt in Jaxn Tn.

11-28-2011 19:10:44

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 Re: 1940 John Deere A in reply to t boy 2, 11-28-2011 16:54:32  
Take many photos of it to post here. That will show clues as to what type of over drive it has. How do you plan to get it home? I'd put a couple of galllons of ethanol fuel in each tank to slosh around while it is going down the road on the trailer (to loosen up the acumalated varnish from the old fuel) If the tires are flat then it would probably mean they are shot as well, mabey not. Anyway, take those photos and close ups of things like the serial # tag and the overdrive and put them on photobucket to post here.

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