Bought a John Deere L at auction

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Bought a John Deere L at auction

Postby cjet69 » Mon Nov 13, 2023 2:59 pm

The auction was 2 weeks ago, and Friday was the pick-up day. Had the winning bid on this 1940 John Deere L project tractor. About the only thing missing is the Carb. This has the Hercules NXB engine.

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Re: Bought a John Deere L at auction

Postby cjet69 » Mon Nov 13, 2023 3:03 pm

Pumped up the tires, turned the rear wheels around to narrow up the tread, and got it unloaded Saturday.

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Re: Bought a John Deere L at auction

Postby cjet69 » Mon Nov 13, 2023 3:04 pm

Yesterday I touched up the points in the mag and now have good spark. Pulled the plugs and looked in the cylinders. I think the PO must have had this opened up because it is really clean inside. Also found it has .020 oversized pistons when I ran the borescope into the cylinders.

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Re: Bought a John Deere L at auction

Postby ajhbike » Mon Nov 13, 2023 4:43 pm

Thank you and it will be very interesting to watch your progress with the project. Some of us have some green sprouting in the sheds!

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Re: Bought a John Deere L at auction

Postby ricky racer » Mon Nov 13, 2023 7:53 pm

A John Deere Model L kit! I love it! :{_}:
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Re: Bought a John Deere L at auction

Postby cjet69 » Tue Nov 14, 2023 12:30 am

ajhbike wrote:Thank you and it will be very interesting to watch your progress with the project. Some of us have some green sprouting in the sheds!

It will probably be a while before I do much to this one but I may try to get a carb on the engine and see if its a runner.

ricky racer wrote:A John Deere Model L kit! I love it! :{_}:


Some assembly required. Instructions...... who needs instructions?????

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Re: Bought a John Deere L at auction

Postby cjet69 » Sat Nov 18, 2023 7:24 pm

Got the engine set back in the frame. Found some round rod and bent up a hand crank. Just need to drill for the cross pin. Going to try and start it soon.

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Re: Bought a John Deere L at auction

Postby ajhbike » Sun Nov 19, 2023 12:41 pm

Cool...give it a go!

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Re: Bought a John Deere L at auction

Postby cjet69 » Tue Nov 21, 2023 9:32 pm

Played around with the L some today. Need to check the valves because its not sucking thru the carb like it should when I crank it over.

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Re: Bought a John Deere L at auction

Postby SONNY » Tue Nov 28, 2023 2:23 pm

pour gas in the plug holes to prime the motor,--should fire then, got a 420c loader here that I gotta do that to if it sits more than a week.


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