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Farmall M, Super M, 400, 450 & 560 Tractors, 1939-1963
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JP1996
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Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:59 pm
Zip Code: 00000

New Member!

Postby JP1996 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:15 pm

Hey everybody,
New member here. Been stalking on the forum for a while trying to learn. Just picked up my first Farmall today, 1953 Super M.
Made in Louisville, no implements (yet).
The background on the tractor is that it was bought by my great grandpa brand new in 1953 for our small family farm. Then, when he passed away in the early 90s (before I was born) the tractor was stored under the lean to on the barn until today when I loaded it up and brought it home. The same story went with his 1960 Ford Thunderbird which is now running and driving and sitting in my garage waiting for paint and interior work.
Very excited to start work on it and try to get it restored to its former glory. Will probably be reaching out to help from you guys since my knowledge on old tractors is limited, I mostly do work on cars.

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Stanton
Team Cub
Team Cub
Posts: 7183
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:56 am
Zip Code: 64070
Tractors Owned: 1942 Farmall AV, serial #87025
1947 Farmall Circle Cub, serial #2116
1948 Farmall Cub, serial #46066
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Lone Jack, MO

Re: New Member!

Postby Stanton » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:41 pm

Welcome to the forum! Glad to hear your Farmall M is a family tractor that's staying in the family.

Now that you have 2 posts, you can access all the manuals on the server. They’re located under the "Quick Links" pull-down menu in the upper left of the screen. Go to "PDF Manuals", then scroll down and select whatever manual interests you. There are Service Manuals for the M and other information that will be helpful.

We'd also encourage you to read:


Use the "Search" box in the upper right of the screen. It will locate answers to many of your questions. If you can’t find the answer, start a new thread over in the "Farmall, IH, Case, Tractors - B's, F's, M's, Regulars, etc." sub-forum.

Here's a good thread in the How To Forum for new-to-you tractor owners (written for a Cub, but applicable to any tractor): What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Glad to have you here. Try to attach a picture of your M. We'd like to see it.
Stanton
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T-Mo
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 1849
Joined: Tue May 16, 2017 9:25 am
Zip Code: 63628
Tractors Owned: '40 H
'44 B
'47 Cub
'49 C
54A Blade
42 Woods Mower
Henderson Loader
Cultivators
No. 8 Little Genius 2-12 Plow
IH Running Gear
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Bonne Terre, Mo

Re: New Member!

Postby T-Mo » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:57 pm

Welcome to the forum.

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Slim140
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 4695
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:24 am
Zip Code: 00000
Tractors Owned: .
1970 International 140
1972 International 140
1949 John Deere A
1993 Ford 4630 W/Loader
1965 John Deere 110
1961 Cub Cadet Original
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: New Member!

Postby Slim140 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:18 pm

Welcome to the forum!
Every home is a school, what are you teaching?

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Donegal Cub
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 1158
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:30 pm
Zip Code: 00000

Re: New Member!

Postby Donegal Cub » Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:17 pm

Hi JP, Great to hear that you are restoring and saving your family Cub & Ford. You have surly come to the right place for knowledge and expertise re all things Cub and machinery related. The guys on here are generous with their knowledge. Welcome to the forum from the Emerald Isle.

JP1996
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Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:59 pm
Zip Code: 00000

Re: New Member!

Postby JP1996 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:09 am

Thanks all! Already have got it running and driving after sitting for around 30 years. Cleaned the carb, new valve and seat, new battery and 6 volt coil, and new fluids is all that it took! Very impressive compared to having to rebuild the motor and transmission on the Thunderbird that sat the same amount of time. Need to find some new rear tires, muffler, and then teardown for paint and she will be good to go for another 70 some years.

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Steve Butram
Cub Pro
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Posts: 2382
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2003 7:53 am
Zip Code: 47906
eBay ID: steveb05
Tractors Owned: 1947 in well used condition
1948 restored
1948
1949 for sale
Nice original 1950 just out of the Demo Range
628 2 wheel Trailer
1950 Demo
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: IN West Lafayette

Re: New Member!

Postby Steve Butram » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:39 pm

Welcome to the forum!
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