New to Me Farmall AV

Farmall Super A, AV, 100, 130, & 140 1939 - 1973
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Stanton » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:58 pm

Thanks, guys. I told Robyn she held that camera very steady.
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:14 pm

Awesome job, Stanton!! I love seeing your skills work out like this.
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby randallc » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:35 am

That's what you call rolling it out of the show room. Sounds good, looks great, and shows great. Better than new.
Your place is beautiful also.
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Gary Dotson » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:56 am

Lookin good! All your efforts are showing nicely!

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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Super A » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:38 pm

Stanton wrote:
Next, I removed the (4) adjustable axle bolts to discover they were shoulder bolts. There were (2) of the (4) that appeared to be factory made, while the other (2) had brazing holding the shoulder bushing in place. They were harder to remove than the factory ones. The factory bolts shoulder measured 7/8" diameter, but the modified ones were a little bigger diameter; irregular shape. Here's a pic for comparison, (2) factory bolts on the right:
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Sure glad to have a metal lathe! :mrgreen: I turned them down to 7/8" diameter in short order so all four matched.
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Stanton, I worked on my Super AV front axle yesterday evening. The PO had the wheels out as wide as they would go, and I want them set in as narrow as they will go......anyhow when I got my front axle bolts out, I found that one bolt on each side was a shoulder bolt, and the other was a regular bolt. I didn't realize that the inner part of the axle doesn't fit snug, like a regular Super A or Cub axle....I think this is what was causing my axle to "sag."

It looks like caseIH doesn't have the boits anymore. How feasable would it be to buy a 5/8 x 7/8 bushing and make my own? I found one source of bolts online but they were almost $15 a piece....

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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Stanton » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:20 am

Super A wrote:...How feasable would it be to buy a 5/8 x 7/8 bushing and make my own? I found one source of bolts online but they were almost $15 a piece....

Thanks!
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I think I'd go that direction first and prove to myself that it didn't work before spending $15 apiece for new ones.
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Stanton » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:39 am

Ok, here's what happens when aging minds get distracted and say back in December '19: "Oh, I'll be sure to fill that fan hub with oil before I run the engine."

:roll:

Here's what a fan hub looks like when no oil has been placed in the unit and the engine is run for a period of time:
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Yes, that's finely ground metal on the paper towel.

I noticed a significant wobble to the fan when running; almost was hitting the fan shroud. Removed the fan hub and could shift the fan spindle about 3/16" from center:
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Question: Would you recommend finding a bushing to insert between the spindle and the fan housing to take up the space? The spindle is 3/4"OD, so pretty common size.

Thoughts?

When I took it apart back in Dec '19, there was a black o-ring in the disassembly:
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Stanton » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:18 pm

No bushing, no fix. Will replace it with a new aftermarket fan assembly with a sealed ball bearing.
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:55 pm

PM sent.
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Paul Adams » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:20 am

Just brought a Farmall Model A over here in the UK. Looks to be in reasonable condition, had it started. Its a petrol/kerosene version, not sure of the year yet. I already have a 1948 Ferguson TEA 20 fitted with a Perkins P3 Diesel. Wanted something a bit different.

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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Stanton » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:49 am

Ordered a new fan assembly. Should be here next week. Will show some pics when it arrives.

Thanks again for your offer, Dale.
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:27 pm

Probably just as well...seems anytime I sell a common part like that, it's the next thing that breaks on one of my 4 cubs!! :shock: :lol:
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Stanton » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:20 am

Dale Finch wrote:Probably just as well...seems anytime I sell a common part like that, it's the next thing that breaks on one of my 4 cubs!! :shock: :lol:


I did find out that some sellers offer a 12" diameter fan for the Farmall A, AV, B, etc. instead of the 16" fan. I had to really look hard and verify that this fan was 16" (actually 15-3/4") before ordering. Some offer the 12" fan (for Cub) as suitable for an A. My fan shroud is 17" and a 12" fan would just be...wrong.
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby Stanton » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:15 am

Haven't posted on the AV for while...

Generator seems to be working fine (after a 6V overhaul kit), but the old case I used didn't have a cover band.
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Found an HVAC coupling at Home Depot.

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Snipped off the crimped ends and cut a strip.

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Marked the ends and began bending.

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Ready for a hole to be drilled for the bolt.

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Getting both ends to match up.

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Bolt and strap in place.

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Painted and installed.
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Re: New to Me Farmall AV

Postby ricky racer » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:30 am

Awesome!! You do amazing work!! :worthy:
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