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Having been laid off in November, I decided to re-arrange the barn to start cleaning up the '67 112 I bought from fellow member @dmarchelle a couple of years ago. The tractor ran but was little hard starting, variator not responsive, and needed a good going over and repaint. The steering wheel is got cracks so I'll have to research on how to fix that. The steering wheel cap is intact but the clear plastic is got spider web cracks through out.
This is shortly after I bought it & the 140 from him.
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I started dis-assembly last night and tonight. Got the seat, fenders, grille, hood supports, gas tank off. Been taking pictures as I go & bagging and tagging smaller parts (mostly bolts/nuts/washers at this point). This is after I cleaned up and moved tractors to create room to work.
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Here SN plate. I have most of the tear down pictures on my phone and once that charges I will post them.
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This will most likely be a long term project as I have picked up some off the books work during the day, but have more time in the evenings to spend on it especially to keep out of the wife's hair.
One thing I never noticed was that the tie rods are not adjustable as on the SFs. Just seemed weird.
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I will post as I go so as to document the clean-up.
 
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Seat and drive idler pulley cover removed.
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Fenders removed. Sheared off one bolt on right side. Should be no problem getting it out.
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Shot of the steering wheel. Cracks on the spokes and in the cap.
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As far as the cracks, will try either epoxy to fill and paint black and clear coat. Any other suggestions?
 

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John I'm glad to see it's getting some love. All my RF 112's seem to be hard starting. They just seem to want to crank a while before they fire. I have just accepted it as the nature of the machine. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
 

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John I'm glad to see it's getting some love. All my RF 112's seem to be hard starting. They just seem to want to crank a while before they fire. I have just accepted it as the nature of the machine. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
Maybe cause it's the starter/generator? Never had one before so am not familiar with them. I found a place that can go over and rebuild it if needed up in Bullville, NY.
Mods, thank you for moving to correct forum. Had a senior moment when I started it in gear drive section.
 

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Look's like a fun project! The tie rods appear to have been replaced at some point, They were originally adjustable just like the 110's.
 
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John I'm glad to see it's getting some love. All my RF 112's seem to be hard starting. They just seem to want to crank a while before they fire. I have just accepted it as the nature of the machine. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
All of the 112's we have owned always fired right up usually within the first revolution of the flywheel, they actually start faster than my 110's.
 

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Look's like a fun project! The tie rods appear to have been replaced at some point, They were originally adjustable just like the 110's.
Looked on JD Parts and there were both. Adjustable up to SN #3550 and non-adjustable for SN#3551+.
Still kind of weird they would do that.
 
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All of the 112's we have owned always fired right up usually within the first revolution of the flywheel, they actually start faster than my 110's.
It could be just connections/wiring/age but while I have it apart can't hurt to have S/G checked out.
 
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Looked on JD Parts and there were both. Adjustable up to SN #3550 and non-adjustable for SN#3551+.
Still kind of weird they would do that.
That is odd, I had never seen the none adjustable type on one until yours. Is the -3550 serial number for 1963 110's or 1966 112's?
 

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That is odd, I had never seen the none adjustable type on one until yours. Is the -3550 serial number for 1963 110's or 1966 112's?
112 & 112H up to SN 100,000 was where it was in JDParts. My SN is 017622M.
 
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112 & 112H up to SN 100,000 was where it was in JDParts. My SN is 017622M.
Thanks, looks like 1967 is when they started using the non adjustable tie rods on both the 110 and 112. That would make sense because a 1967 110 is the only year of the 110 that I have never owned. We have owned about 4 1967 112's but the tie rods must have been replaced on them.
 

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Got the starter/gen out along with battery box that also hold the VR and solenoid. Tagged wires so I know what is what even though I took pictures.
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Picture bagged bolts/parts so far.
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It looks like the generator bulb was painted red. Was that the norm?
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The bulb had a red coating to make it appear red when lit.
 
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Looking good!
Sucks that you got laid off.
 

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Looking good!
Sucks that you got laid off.
Thanks 317.
Yes it does, but I've been looking and keeping busy with other off the books work. Life goes on.
 
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Got steering wheel off with bearing puller. Couple of turns and it popped right off. Sprayed with PB blaster last couple days so that may have helped.
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Question.....is dash tower welded to frame? Right side has clip with bolt to frame. Left side has tab that appears to be welded to frame and tower. See pictures.
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My ‘67 112 took forever to start until I rebuilt it. Fresh HH100s start very quick.
 
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Looked at parts diagram and there should be 4 tabs on pedestal that go thru frame and bolt from underneath. Will verify what I have later today when I do more teardown.
 
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Got engine out and steering column. Also removed variator from pedestal. Next up is variator and brake and lift linkage under frame. Will need to take a bunch of pictures for that. Picture before steering column came out.
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The engine shouldn't need much work. It ran fine and no smoke, so I'll probably just pull the head, decarbon and put new head gasket, clean breather, carb clean, etc. and repaint. It'll keep me occupied til weather warms up to paint.
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