Re: ignition upgrade bad news
My dad just dropped of a '39 (I think) Farmall 'H' on my back door step.
I did a super 'M' when I was a kid, bored block, new sleeves, Car pistons, Diesel rods, cam ect, ect.
Cense the cam was more like a car profile, I used a 4 cylinder GM HEI to replace the mag.
(Give me a break, I was like 13 or 14 at the time... I thought tractors were 'Cool'....)
Now he wants me to take one of the first 500 Farmall's ever produced, with near perfect sheet metal, and all the parts there, and convert it to 12 volt alternator, 12 electrical, GM HEI, and fuel inject it...
It's a collectors item, it should be restored. All of the tin is near perfect, even the little front name plate.
The PTO guard is still there and in great shape! I have the original seat and the original magneto!
Anybody want to buy a tractor for restoration?
It's like one of the original muscle cars, I'm not going to cut it up...
I'd rather sell it and buy him something late model to tinker with...
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