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1937 Farmall F-12
« on: May 20, 2020, 12:10:15 pm »
Finally had a chance to clean the fuel tank out on this one and clean the carb. Had to borrow the mag off another. Not fully back together yet, but had to get a video of it running.

https://youtu.be/xwAgqOprxkM

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Re: 1937 Farmall F-12
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 12:24:30 pm »
Hi Nick,

What happened to the driver?  ;D

Is that what came out of the fuel tank?

Lovely old machine

Ade

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Re: 1937 Farmall F-12
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 12:45:12 pm »
Hi Nick,

What happened to the driver?  ;D

Is that what came out of the fuel tank?

Lovely old machine

Ade

I think he fell off  ;)

But really, my wife had "better things" to do than take a video of another tractor, so I had to  :D :D

Yes, it had about two gallons of 20-30 year old Kerosene and this was what had settled to the bottom of that. Tank actually looks pretty good inside after a quick clean, it was all loose.
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Re: 1937 Farmall F-12
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2020, 12:53:49 pm »
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I think he fell off  ;)

But really, my wife had "better things" to do than take a video of another tractor, so I had to  :D :D

Yes, it had about two gallons of 20-30 year old Kerosene and this was what had settled to the bottom of that. Tank actually looks pretty good inside after a quick clean, it was all loose.

Thats lucky, rusty fuel tanks are a PITA.  I remember a friend brought a Trumph motorcycle tank to me "just a tiny leak" he said, by the time all the paint and filler was off the bottom it was like a rusty cobweb.  When i cut out the rusty bottom it had been 'sealed' over the top of 1/4 inch of wet rust... horrible

Do you collect vintage machinery aswell as steam engines Nick?  Love to see some pictures if you get time  :D

Ade

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Re: 1937 Farmall F-12
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 02:01:37 pm »
The tractor is driven by the ghosts of drivers past , the ones dispatched by the “widow maker “ wheels .

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Re: 1937 Farmall F-12
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020, 02:06:00 pm »
What a great old draft horse of a machine. Glad you have her up and running again, and especially glad you've decided to share her with us here!
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Re: 1937 Farmall F-12
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2020, 09:59:27 pm »
Do you collect vintage machinery aswell as steam engines Nick?  Love to see some pictures if you get time  :D

Ade

Yes, my barn is filling up...  :D

As far as tractors go, I've got the F-12, F-14 (with buzz-saw on the front), F-20, 2 Farmall H's (one with loader), Allis Chalmers B (with log splitter on the rear), Oliver 770 (with loader) and Ford 8N (with rear blade). Would like some hit and miss engines, but currently have two throttle governed IH engines (LA & LB). I've recently purchased a smaller Case separator/threshing machine, but still have to get it out of a friends shed. Also have a larger Sears belt driven corn sheller and an old McCormick burr mill. My biggest problem is I live in the middle of town  :D  I had an old guy stop today that wanted to take a closer look at my tractors, said he has driven by a few times and was hoping to spot me outside, said it brought back a lot of memories for him.

LA & LB running:

https://youtu.be/jjjqVNGJqcw



LB and wooden sheller with my lovely assistant

https://youtu.be/dhTNZGCBq_A



B Allis splitting wood

https://youtu.be/ZPjT2QQlhOw



Old poor quality video of my H belted to a separator

https://youtu.be/97idHww1wKA
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Re: 1937 Farmall F-12
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2020, 10:03:07 pm »
The tractor is driven by the ghosts of drivers past , the ones dispatched by the “widow maker “ wheels .

Cheers
Dennis

I need to roll some road bands still for this one at dad's shop, but I'll probably take the lugs off for now so I can roll it around in the shed easier without having to start it up.

It took about 4 or 5 tries to get a video as the front wheels guide bands dug in and steered it to the right quick and sharp, those videos were cut short by me running back to the tractor and keeping it away from the house  :D
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Re: 1937 Farmall F-12
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2020, 04:43:29 am »
Quite some collection Nick, thanks for sharing  :D

I love that corn stripper, never seen one of those before.

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Re: 1937 Farmall F-12
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2020, 05:39:05 am »
Good looking tractor Nick. It reminds me of my former neighbor's that sat by the fence all year 'round 'til spring when he would fire it up and plow the garden then cover it up again. It was solid rust but fired right up every year and ran good - yours looks and runs a whole lot better though.
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Re: 1937 Farmall F-12
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2020, 11:34:17 am »
Good looking tractor Nick. It reminds me of my former neighbor's that sat by the fence all year 'round 'til spring when he would fire it up and plow the garden then cover it up again. It was solid rust but fired right up every year and ran good - yours looks and runs a whole lot better though.

This one and the B Allis sit outside year round, as long as you keep the water out they will be fine and outlast any of us. (I take the mags off over winter or if they're going to sit through a rain storm) Mine may "look better" but it has a terrible paint job. It's actually supposed to be all red as it's a '37, they changed from gray in November of '36. The gray the previous owner used is way too light and painted on thick over a layer of thick red. While the engine was warm I was able to peel the paint off the valve cover like latex paint. A friend of mine has an F-12 that sat along a fence for 50 years or so and is also all rust and I kinda like the look of it.
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