1930 Farmall Regular #T111250-Restoration

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Attachments: Woods 42F Fast Hitch, L38 Disc Fast Hitch, F11 Plow Fast Hitch, Land Plow, Snow Plow, Grader Blade, Planter w/Fertilizer, Cultivators, Hilling Disks, Sickle Bar Mower(2), IH 7' Sickle Bar Mower, Flail Mower and 5' International Belly Mower.
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1930 Farmall Regular #T111250-Restoration

Postby PVF1799 » Tue Jan 02, 2024 3:18 pm

Hi All and Happy New Year - This is the first post of many in this same thread for the Restoration of my late fathers 1930 Farmall Regular. This tractor was purchased new by my Uncle in circa 1929. It was originally on steel wheels but converted to rubber sometime in the 1950's. We have the original rubber wheel rims that the local IH dealer converted. They had been lost because Dad gave them away when he got steel wheels back. But we got the originals back from the neighbor that dad had given them to.

We used this tractor exclusively to replace the horses in 1930 and beyond. We plowed, baled hay and pulled wagons, along with my CUB Rex'48 throughout the 1960's and beyond. When the H's, M's and other more modern tractors came to the farm it was relegated to running the saw mill. It saw little or no use after 1976. As a teen, I asked Dad if we could rebuild it with him. I started disassembling, but fell in love and was married in 1977, ending the rebuild in a partially open engine status. Sadly, harm was done to the engine and it sat idle for 25 years until a neighbor rebuilt it and got it running again after a full engine job. Dad put the steel wheels on it but he was aging and it ran a few more times and sadly sat again.

Dad in his older years collected things he felt were valuable, that he stored in our farm buildings leaving the Regular and other operational machinery outdoors. The rest his history - the brakes seized, the engine seized, the magneto seized and ......My son now owns our 7th generation farm and he's moved ALL the junk out and the equipment in, including the Regular. He's leading the effort to FULLY restore to showroom condition his grandfathers Farmall Regular. We'll be using this thread to document the entire process, which I'm sure will include many questions along the way.

Below is a video from 2011 when Dad was 93. That's about the last time ol' T111250 did an honest days work.


Best regards, Ken

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Tractors Owned: 1929 Farmall Regular #T111250 (Original Owner)
1942 Farmall M #55654
1948 Farmall Cub #21005
1955 Farmall Cub #190769
1961 Cub Cadet #16509
1975 Cub Cadet 1250H
197x IH 990 Haybine
1994 JD 5320 Diesel
Attachments: Woods 42F Fast Hitch, L38 Disc Fast Hitch, F11 Plow Fast Hitch, Land Plow, Snow Plow, Grader Blade, Planter w/Fertilizer, Cultivators, Hilling Disks, Sickle Bar Mower(2), IH 7' Sickle Bar Mower, Flail Mower and 5' International Belly Mower.
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Location: Altamont, NY

Re: 1930 Farmall Regular #T111250-Restoration

Postby PVF1799 » Tue Jan 02, 2024 4:30 pm

Hi All - This is the first photo we took after she was moved into the English Barn for tear down. The date was June 16, 2023. We knew full well the tear down would go faster than the rebuild. The goal is a TOTAL restoration, to include at least original, if not better.

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1930 Farmall Regular - Tim Rau - Grandson of the original owner.

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Tractors Owned: 1929 Farmall Regular #T111250 (Original Owner)
1942 Farmall M #55654
1948 Farmall Cub #21005
1955 Farmall Cub #190769
1961 Cub Cadet #16509
1975 Cub Cadet 1250H
197x IH 990 Haybine
1994 JD 5320 Diesel
Attachments: Woods 42F Fast Hitch, L38 Disc Fast Hitch, F11 Plow Fast Hitch, Land Plow, Snow Plow, Grader Blade, Planter w/Fertilizer, Cultivators, Hilling Disks, Sickle Bar Mower(2), IH 7' Sickle Bar Mower, Flail Mower and 5' International Belly Mower.
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Location: Altamont, NY

Re: 1930 Farmall Regular #T111250-Restoration

Postby PVF1799 » Wed Jan 03, 2024 5:18 pm

This is the area we'll be working in for some of the restoration. This was the space once used to hitch horses before the tractor arrived. The regular was stored in here for most of its life till about the late 1960's when Dad started using it to power the saw mill. That's when it started getting wet.

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The Workspace and 1955 Cub and two Cub Cadets.

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Re: 1930 Farmall Regular #T111250-Restoration

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Jan 03, 2024 5:49 pm

Ken, Is that the inside of the magic barn?
"We don't need to think more,
we need to think differently."
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Tractors Owned: 1929 Farmall Regular #T111250 (Original Owner)
1942 Farmall M #55654
1948 Farmall Cub #21005
1955 Farmall Cub #190769
1961 Cub Cadet #16509
1975 Cub Cadet 1250H
197x IH 990 Haybine
1994 JD 5320 Diesel
Attachments: Woods 42F Fast Hitch, L38 Disc Fast Hitch, F11 Plow Fast Hitch, Land Plow, Snow Plow, Grader Blade, Planter w/Fertilizer, Cultivators, Hilling Disks, Sickle Bar Mower(2), IH 7' Sickle Bar Mower, Flail Mower and 5' International Belly Mower.
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Re: 1930 Farmall Regular #T111250-Restoration

Postby PVF1799 » Thu Jan 04, 2024 3:17 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Ken, Is that the inside of the magic barn?


That's one of them yes!

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Tractors Owned: 1929 Farmall Regular #T111250 (Original Owner)
1942 Farmall M #55654
1948 Farmall Cub #21005
1955 Farmall Cub #190769
1961 Cub Cadet #16509
1975 Cub Cadet 1250H
197x IH 990 Haybine
1994 JD 5320 Diesel
Attachments: Woods 42F Fast Hitch, L38 Disc Fast Hitch, F11 Plow Fast Hitch, Land Plow, Snow Plow, Grader Blade, Planter w/Fertilizer, Cultivators, Hilling Disks, Sickle Bar Mower(2), IH 7' Sickle Bar Mower, Flail Mower and 5' International Belly Mower.
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Altamont, NY

Re: 1930 Farmall Regular #T111250-Restoration

Postby PVF1799 » Sat Jan 13, 2024 11:25 am

The magneto from our Regular was frozen and the magnet was cracked. We decided to have a museum quality restoration done by Mainley Mags by Belanger Auto and Electric in Maine. They did a magnificent job. Cost for this restoration was $550. Below are the before and after photos.

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E4A Before

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E4A After

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Re: 1930 Farmall Regular #T111250-Restoration

Postby ricky racer » Sat Jan 13, 2024 12:35 pm

Wow!! That is beautiful!! :worthy:
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Tractors Owned: 1929 Farmall Regular #T111250 (Original Owner)
1942 Farmall M #55654
1948 Farmall Cub #21005
1955 Farmall Cub #190769
1961 Cub Cadet #16509
1975 Cub Cadet 1250H
197x IH 990 Haybine
1994 JD 5320 Diesel
Attachments: Woods 42F Fast Hitch, L38 Disc Fast Hitch, F11 Plow Fast Hitch, Land Plow, Snow Plow, Grader Blade, Planter w/Fertilizer, Cultivators, Hilling Disks, Sickle Bar Mower(2), IH 7' Sickle Bar Mower, Flail Mower and 5' International Belly Mower.
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Altamont, NY

Re: 1930 Farmall Regular #T111250-Restoration

Postby PVF1799 » Sun Jan 14, 2024 4:28 pm

ricky racer wrote:Wow!! That is beautiful!! :worthy:


Thanks - It's the foundation for what we hope to make the rest of the tractor look like.

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Re: 1930 Farmall Regular #T111250-Restoration

Postby Rob in NH » Sun Jan 14, 2024 6:30 pm

I am looking forward to this restoration, should be a fun one.
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Tractors Owned: 1929 Farmall Regular #T111250 (Original Owner)
1942 Farmall M #55654
1948 Farmall Cub #21005
1955 Farmall Cub #190769
1961 Cub Cadet #16509
1975 Cub Cadet 1250H
197x IH 990 Haybine
1994 JD 5320 Diesel
Attachments: Woods 42F Fast Hitch, L38 Disc Fast Hitch, F11 Plow Fast Hitch, Land Plow, Snow Plow, Grader Blade, Planter w/Fertilizer, Cultivators, Hilling Disks, Sickle Bar Mower(2), IH 7' Sickle Bar Mower, Flail Mower and 5' International Belly Mower.
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Location: Altamont, NY

Re: 1930 Farmall Regular #T111250-Restoration

Postby PVF1799 » Wed Jan 31, 2024 1:25 pm

Rob in NH wrote:I am looking forward to this restoration, should be a fun one.


Hope you still feel that way after we really get started - Considering how many questions I asked when I did the Cub! :D


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