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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:38 am    Post subject: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a early 1953 Farmall Super H Battery under the gas tank. i bought the tractor almost restored. My question is what type of lights does it take pancake or tear drop? I want to put it at 100 percent orginal.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mine has the sealed beam lights and it is a 53 .
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Pancake sealed beams.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

IH switched from teardrops to pancake lights during 1953.

It's my understanding that early Super H's would have teardrops, and late ones would have pancakes. The change may have even coincided with the serial number break for Stage II (19234).
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 53 that came out with sealed beams but was switched over to the bulb type because the sealed beams wouldn't last very long.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If made earlier than march of 53 or maybe part of march there is a chance it may of had the teardrop. Not many made before then. March after flatback.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think my Super C parts book lists the date or serial no. when the sealed beams started. Mines a 53 with April casting codes I think. It's supposed to have flat lights.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think my Super C parts book lists the date or serial no. when the sealed beams started. Mines a 53 with April casting codes I think. It's supposed to have flat lights.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Early or before official production picture.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have my dads Farmall Cub and the original sale bill dated 4-4-53 and it has sealed beams. Joe
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Put the pancake on there and avoid the CP bugging you.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The serial # on my super H is 2468 and it had sealed beams. Can you find the production date by the serial number?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:54 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yes, your tractor was made in february 53. Thats why I put maybe and a chance in my other post. No hard info that I no of on a SH change. Pretty sure after sometime in march they were all flatback and some before that. Besides the picture I posted with the teardrop lights that could be from IH before the tractors went into regular production, there's some other old ones around that show some teardrop SH tractors in farmers hands. Think IH made the decision in 1952 to change the lights. Times when they started showing up on tractors was different. Like the other poster said the super C has a serial number break in jan. 53. SM tractors later than that.
Late H tractors and Some SH tractors were built the same month. Late H parts book shows the flatback lights and a part #. But if you look at the wire harness it only shows a light harness for the teardrop. That could be questioned because some other real late H parts don't show up without looking from several directions.
I don't know enough to argue for sure one way or the other with a person that says his lights are original on a early one. Thats why I say a chance for both ways.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:34 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

D Slater wrote:
(reply to post at 06:54:09 12/04/12)


I have a H made in Feb of 52 (SN 377xxx) and it has the flat back lights. I guess there is a chance they were added later, but I'll never know that.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:58 am    Post subject: Re: Farmall super h lights Reply to specific post Reply with quote

my early Super H has flatbacks
serial no 7***
casting codes
4 16 Y
4 23 Y
 


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