My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

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My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby Lt.Mike » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:09 pm

I bought this home yesterday after trying to resist temptation by posting the Craig's List ad on the vine.
The idea was to put it up so that someone else would jump on it but that backfired with my friends here prodding me to jump on it.
:roll:
:surrender:
Ok it came home.
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When I first went over it I found it odd I couldn't find any leaks, weird.
Going back out this morning I saw that it does leak after all and that was milky water contaminated gear oil.
Gee and he said he changed the engine and gear case fluids. :roll:
also if you look close you can see raised writing on the tread portion of the tire with the little nubs.
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Looking it over it was obvious you pay for what you get and it wasn't the last SA I looked over (Dale's).
I gave it a good looking over at his place and ran it some. It smoked when started but that thinned out only smoking again when a load is put on it. I'll run some seafoam through it to see if that helps. Running it today it fired on the first shot. there's a little chatter coming from the gear case which the PO said is caused by the oil slinger. Today though running it in reverse then coasting in reverse its way more noticeable. :roll:
Here''s a video clip of that...
https://youtu.be/a0AYVcJJBmA

I think I've got some work to do on that.

The serial number tag was buried in red paint. A rag with lacquer thinner cleaned it up.
Here is the tag which makes it a '53 not a '51.
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Though there are cultivator arms there were not blades just odds and ends he threw in.
I don't know what the arms are for and am guessing the rod is a PTO link to a Bush Hog (?).
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Yes the grille is from an early A, but its pretty straight and I like that emblem better anyway.
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The right side tierod took some plumbing/welding imagination...
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This isn't staying...
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The seat is missing it's hardware but there's a PTO facing rearward with a wheel for a belt drive.
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It's not a mag but I'm pretty familiar with these.
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I was surprised to see the peddle guard was still on...
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The alternator conversion works and it charges but I'm going to replace the crude brackets and clean it up...
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The amp guage zeros at +10 but goes to +20 when running. The TC gauge is dead and will be replaced if I can find another.
I'll be sending away for another gas cap. guess they'll be wondering as this will make 6.
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Ok Al, :D I'm sure i've been killing you so here's what you've been waiting for... :lol:
The handle snapped off but I can repair that. I'd just like to see what the original handle looked like.
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I didn't take a pic of it but the hoop around the front axle is snapped, it needs a battery box, the steering wheel is cracked and the drain pipe for the radiator is missing. I may repair the steering wheel with epoxy as others have. The tires are Firestone Field and Road, all 4 and like new. Thats a big plus. Aside from the chatter in the trans the engine runs smooth and quiet. The TC operates perfectly.
Lastly the paint shows brush marks everywhere. There are things I'm going to want to improve that I really don't have to worry about if I was just going to have a workhorse but the only thing that concerns me is the noise in the trans. I'd like to hear what you gentlemen and ladies have to say on that. :hattip:
Hope I posted enough to make you all feel like you were in on the pick :).
Mike.
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Re: My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby Lt.Mike » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:21 pm

I've been trying to get some info or another image of the hydraulics bypass control and drawing a fat zero.
Anyone seen anything like this before? It looks like it could be an IH piece.
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
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Re: My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby Shane N. » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:28 pm

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Re: My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:36 pm

The one on my Super C was straight. I’m OOT for a few days, but I’ll see if I can find a photo when I get home.
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Re: My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby Shane N. » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:23 am

The two arms and brackets are part of the rear cultivators. There were 2 different styles. One is bolted together like you have and the other one is fixed.
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Re: My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:53 pm

Don McCombs wrote:The one on my Super C was straight. I’m OOT for a few days, but I’ll see if I can find a photo when I get home.

The one that’s curved in the photo looks to be remotely mounted on the steering post with the throttle and other TC controls. Their web site may still carry some of the parts I’m missing to make that work. It maybe a worthwhile project.

The cultivators are something I’ll never use but I hate too see a set broken up or parts separated from a tractor when I changes hands. It’s doubtful it will ever be complete again. :(
It’s like when I got my Lo-Boy. It had half s fast hitch. The chances of finding the loose pieces are slim to none.

Anyone have an idea about the rattle in the trans? It’s quiet but there sitting in neutral, quiet in the forward gears and noisy in reverse. It doesn’t seem to affect its operation though.
Mike
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Re: My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby ajhbike » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:02 pm

Mike...good for you! Enjoy!

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Re: My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:17 pm

Unfortunately, no clear photos of the Super C setup. I no longer own the tractor.
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Re: My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:39 pm

Thanks John, I guess I’ve been wanting one of these over sized Cubs for awhile but they usually go for twice of what I paid for this one. Let’s hope this one doesn’t blindside me. I thought I’d find one down the road after I finished the restoration of my ‘46 A. It just happened sooner.

Don it’s ok thanks. You know that little optional valve might have been the best part of the deal.
I’m prougoing to go nuts making it functional and complete again. What do you suppose it was most often used for?
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
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Re: My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby ajhbike » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:04 am

maybe it was put on for a front blade, log splitter or front only cultivators...what a great feature to have

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Re: My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby Shane N. » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:53 am

ajhbike wrote:maybe it was put on for a front blade, log splitter or front only cultivators...what a great feature to have

Super A through 140 already has dual touch control sticks, one for the front and one for the rear so your probably right with a blade, for an angle adjustment maybe.
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Re: My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby Stanton » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:53 am

Glad to see you brought it home, Mike. Congrats. If you thought you had too much free time in your schedule...now that's taken care of! :wink:
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Re: My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby Super A » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:58 am

ajhbike wrote:maybe it was put on for a front blade, log splitter or front only cultivators...what a great feature to have


IH packaged it with a set of break-away couplers at the rear for controlling trailing implements. Of course, with enough hydraulic hose, all things are possible......

I've never seen one on a Super A in person. Everybody was using them to work one row, or pull a two bottom mounted plow or disk harrow, so the option wasn't needed in these parts. I'd love to find one to put on a Super A one day, "just because."

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Re: My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:19 pm

Stanton wrote:Glad to see you brought it home, Mike. Congrats. If you thought you had too much free time in your schedule...now that's taken care of! :wink:

That’s the crazy part. I’m so jammed up right now trying to get things done taking on another project is kinda nuts but though not perfect it is usable. It can help me to get my other projects done.

Al, where can I find a copy of that manual, in print or pdf? Thinking it may be of some value.
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"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

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Re: My fisrt Super A, lots of pics

Postby Super A » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:28 pm

Lt.Mike wrote:
Al, where can I find a copy of that manual, in print or pdf? Thinking it may be of some value.


It was a pic of a brochure from Ebay. I didn't even look to see if it was a current auction.

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