Hour Meter Wiring

Wed May 08, 2013 4:56 pm

I'm new to this forum and I'm hoping that someone can help me figure out how to wire my 56 Farmall Cub's hour meter. It was removed 20 or so years ago, and I can not figure out how to re-install it. It's the analog type that I believe was sold as an aftermarket dealer option. I've cleaned it up and installed new wires (they had frayed and were shorting it out). I've also pulled the panel on the tractor with all of the controls on it for easy access (the meter was originally mounted to this panel). I just can't see any evidence of where the two wires were once connected. Any help and advise would be appreciated.

Re: Hour Meter Wiring

Wed May 08, 2013 5:27 pm

Jeff (jlmason81) has several and may be able to help you with the wiring. Hopefully he will see this post, or you could send him a PM to get his attention. Welcome to the Forum.


Re: Hour Meter Wiring

Wed May 08, 2013 8:03 pm

From the - TC-37C Parts Catalog (08-29-52)


You might find this article interesting .. it is on YTMag ...... Adding an Hour Meter. This should help you out.

G'day btw and glad to have you and your '56 on board. Suggest you follow some of the links below as there are tons of resources available to our members.

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Re: Hour Meter Wiring

Thu May 09, 2013 9:12 am

Thanks. That is very helpful.

Re: Hour Meter Wiring

Thu May 09, 2013 1:28 pm

Assuming your 56 has a distributor rather than a magneto you can just wire the hour meter to the distributor side of the ignition switch if you do not have the sender unit for the oil pressure line. The only difference would be that the meter would run anytime the switch was on as opposed to anytime it had oil pressure from running.

Re: Hour Meter Wiring

Mon May 13, 2013 9:05 pm

Thanks. I did wire it to the ignition switch and it's on and working great.