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Working on a Farmall 340

Postby 2cubs » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:24 am

I just brought this tractor home and will be starting the task of getting it running for my cousin. He also wanted me to get all of the sheet metal put back on and give it a good checking over. Hopefully things go well without to many surprises.

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Re: Working on a Farmall 340

Postby 2cubs » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:16 pm

Had to get a couple other things done before starting on this project. Its been sitting just outside the door of the shop with a tarp over it waiting to get inside. I was able to use a small Harbor Freight winch to pull it inside. Now I can get it checked over and see what I need to get it running.

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Re: Working on a Farmall 340

Postby 2cubs » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:17 pm

A few more pics.

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Re: Working on a Farmall 340

Postby 2cubs » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:30 pm

A 12v conversion has been started on this tractor with an alternator already mounted up. I will see if I can round up a VR and a 12v coil and start wiring things up.

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Re: Working on a Farmall 340

Postby Shane N. » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:39 am

If it's the alternator in the picture it may have a built in voltage regulator.
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Re: Working on a Farmall 340

Postby 2cubs » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:11 pm

Shane Nelson wrote:If it's the alternator in the picture it may have a built in voltage regulator.


I need to pull it off the tractor to clean it up so I will check it out at that point.

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Re: Working on a Farmall 340

Postby 2cubs » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:34 pm

I have a 350U parts tractor that had a 12v conversion done so I pulled the coil off of it to use on the 340. I did a quick test on the coil and it checks OK. We'll see for sure once its hooked up.

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Re: Working on a Farmall 340

Postby 2cubs » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:32 pm

I connected the wires to the coil, hooked a battery up, and checked for spark. looks good so far.

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Re: Working on a Farmall 340

Postby ajhbike » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:39 pm

I am watching your work! Thanks for sharing the process!

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Re: Working on a Farmall 340

Postby 2cubs » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:00 pm

ajhbike wrote:I am watching your work! Thanks for sharing the process!


I need all of the supervision I can get. ;)

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Re: Working on a Farmall 340

Postby ajhbike » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:19 pm

No...I see a string of posts and no one was commenting and I wanted you to know it wasn't falling on deaf ears.

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Re: Working on a Farmall 340

Postby 2cubs » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:34 pm

ajhbike wrote:No...I see a string of posts and no one was commenting and I wanted you to know it wasn't falling on deaf ears.


:thanx: , ajhbike. I just meant its good to have eye's on what I am doing in case you see something that I may be doing wrong or know of a better way.

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Re: Working on a Farmall 340

Postby 2cubs » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:41 pm

Anyone know what this electrical box is? I was thinking its a relay.

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Re: Working on a Farmall 340

Postby ajhbike » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:19 am

What is the gauge it is connected to?

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Re: Working on a Farmall 340

Postby Jim Becker » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:14 am

That looks like a Murphy gauge, a temperature gauge with an electrical contact that closes when the temperature goes past a set limit. The box is probably a relay that connects the gauge to the ignition system to cut off the engine if it overheats. You don't usually see them on a tractor. They are usually on power units that operate unattended.


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