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John Deere Model HNH
RUSTY ACRES RANCH
Here are some photos of my John Deere
HNH that I just started to restore in January 2002 (after having
owned it for around sixteen years). Only 35 HNH's were produced
and this one was shipped new to Hayward, CA in 1941.
I took photos right after I pulled
it in the shop, it was raining. The engine was stuck when I got
the tractor. It also suffered the indignity of having to wear
a Farmall A front end for many years. I now have the tractor completely
disassembled. The cylinder bore is pretty good after I pressed
the pistons out. The head will require new intake valves and seats,
but will be rebuildable, too. I do have the correct single wheel
front end, which will be placed on the restored tractor.
After a quick start, progress has been almost nonexistent. This
weekend (5/12/02) I put the rear axles and brakes back together.
Next step is to clean the main case, replace the rear axle oil
seals, and attach the axles.
5/21/02 - Rear axles assembled and attached. All transmission
gaskets replaced, seals as necessary, bearings checked and reset
to correct tolerances. Ready to reassemble transmission cover/gear
shifter, then on to the engine!
Jan 1, 2004. I did most of the
engine work and other assembly early in 2003, but have not had
time to work on the tractor since then. Hopefully, I will make
more progress in the next month or so.
16 Jan 2004, Painted, almost
ready for final painting
24 Jan 2004, Got it running,
still needs some fine tuning
30 Jan 2004: Almost done and
15 February 2004. All done except
a few minor items.