New old stock gauge

Farmall Super A, AV, 100, 130, & 140 1939 - 1973

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.
User avatar
Lt.Mike
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 2312
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:38 am
Zip Code: 07727
Tractors Owned: 1 -'58 International Cub Lo-Boy
2 - '46 International A's
2 - '52 Farmall Cubs
1 - '53 Farmall Super A
1 - ‘41 Ford 9N with a ‘49 8N Engine
1 - ‘48 (5641) Allis Chalmers G
Location: Farmingdale NJ

New old stock gauge

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:28 pm

Since plowing after dark I've been compiling parts to get the wiring straightened out on my SA and get lights on it.
This is the ignition and amp gauge that's now on it. Not sure how it works at all...

Image

I found this on eBay. an original amp gauge that the seller stated had never been installed.
From the looks of it I had to agree and had to grab it. Rather have this than a Chinese knockoff.
Having gotten it I'm wondering if I should wait to install it when I do the restoration?
The tractor looks crusty and putting this in would be like hanging crystal chandelier in a haunted house.
Don't seem right. :roll: :lol:

Image

and the card on the back is perfect !
Image
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

Jim Becker
Team Cub
Team Cub
Posts: 15713
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:59 pm
Zip Code: 55319
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MN

Re: New old stock gauge

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:48 pm

Right now, there must be some metal to metal contact under all the rust and crud. If you touch any of it, the existing contacts will be disturbed. I wouldn't touch any of it without expecting quite a bit of effort to get connections reestablished and getting things working again.

User avatar
Dale Finch
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 5342
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '51 Cub "Bernie" with Fast Hitch
'55 Cub "Bruno" with Woods 59 mower
'55 Cub "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'55 Cub "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: New old stock gauge

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:53 pm

:Dito:

User avatar
Lt.Mike
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 2312
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:38 am
Zip Code: 07727
Tractors Owned: 1 -'58 International Cub Lo-Boy
2 - '46 International A's
2 - '52 Farmall Cubs
1 - '53 Farmall Super A
1 - ‘41 Ford 9N with a ‘49 8N Engine
1 - ‘48 (5641) Allis Chalmers G
Location: Farmingdale NJ

Re: New old stock gauge

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:43 pm

I fully expect to have to run new wires.
My Lo-Boy was a mishmoshed mess so I ripped it all out and made a harness from scratch and haven’t had an issue with it since. That was a straightforward and easy project compared to all the other things I’ve had to do. I’d even dare say somewhat enjoyable. ;)
One things for sure running new wiring is a lot easier than trying to make old wiring work like new.
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

Jim Becker
Team Cub
Team Cub
Posts: 15713
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:59 pm
Zip Code: 55319
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MN

Re: New old stock gauge

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:15 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:. . . I ripped it all out and made a harness from scratch . . .

And I wouldn't try changing the meter until I was ready to do all that!

User avatar
Bill Hudson
Team Cub
Team Cub
Posts: 8974
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:50 am
Zip Code: 44057
Tractors Owned: 57 F-Cub - Dad & Mom's Cub
77 F-Cub - Red Long Stripe
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: OH, Madison

Re: New old stock gauge

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:19 pm

Jim Becker wrote:
Lt.Mike wrote:. . . I ripped it all out and made a harness from scratch . . .

And I wouldn't try changing the meter until I was ready to do all that!


Makes perfect sense to me.

Bill
"The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop." Edwin Conklin, biologist

Image
Member of Ohio Chapter #6

User avatar
Lt.Mike
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 2312
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:38 am
Zip Code: 07727
Tractors Owned: 1 -'58 International Cub Lo-Boy
2 - '46 International A's
2 - '52 Farmall Cubs
1 - '53 Farmall Super A
1 - ‘41 Ford 9N with a ‘49 8N Engine
1 - ‘48 (5641) Allis Chalmers G
Location: Farmingdale NJ

Re: New old stock gauge

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:38 am

It’d be quick and easy if I had shop space and could actually get equipment in and out of my barn. This snow won’t go away!
I did put together an in-line fuse holder, 12v cig lighter receptacle, and hooked that directly to the battery. At least I can use my magnetic amber flasher lamp now. That might keep me from getting run down by the lunatics that run my road.
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Farmall A, Super A, AV, 100, 130 & 140”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests