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Wilbilly
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New A owner

Postby Wilbilly » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:04 pm

Hello,
Im not new to old tractors iv have sevral H's ,C,200, other makes and models. And sill have my grandpa's cub, but anyway just got my frist A. I bought it site unseen and knew it was going to be a project tractor so i wasnt surprised by the condition of the tractor, but man i want expecting the price of parts on this dude. The main thing is right know is the seat. I was told it was going to need a seat but i didnt think much about it till i got it home and started looking for one. Then found out a new seat and springs is going to cost more than i gave for the tractor.
Anyway it got me thinking i dont like to give up on a tractor and have saved some pretty bad ones but, between the seat it also needs a clutch and one rear wheel, tires,and manifold. I thinking it probably need an overhaul too i got it to run and the oil pressure is questionable but, im not 100% on that it has a gage that goes to 100psi so it may not be reading just right for that engine.
Idk boys i may have to call this one a parts tractor, the good part it did come with a set of cultvators, and a complete plow setup. All and all im not regretting the buy but im thinking i may need to put this one on the back burner for a while and look for another one. Well anyway just wanted to say hi and get added to the A oweners lol. If any one has a good leads for some cheap used parts please let me know. Thanks Wil Image ImageImage

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Re: New A owner

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:47 pm

Wilbilly wrote:. . . Then found out a new seat and springs is going to cost more than i gave for the tractor. . . .
You got a tractor with a plow and cultivator for $300! The tractor was free.

100# is way high for the oil pressure gauge. You might borrow a gauge from another tractor to see what it reads. The oil pump in that engine has been known to be a cause of low pressure. The end plate on the bottom is sometimes worn or warped. Flattening it by lapping it in with sandpaper on a flat surface can sometimes make a big difference. If the engine is belching out a big blue cloud, you have another situation.

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Re: New A owner

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:48 pm

Jim Becker wrote:You got a tractor with a plow and cultivator for $300! The tractor was free.


My thoughts, as well.

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Re: New A owner

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:55 pm

Bill Hudson wrote:
Jim Becker wrote:You got a tractor with a plow and cultivator for $300! The tractor was free.


My thoughts, as well.

Bill

Rear wheel weights too! That’s another $80-$100 so he’s that much more ahead of the game.
Seat springs can be had new for $50 on eBay but right now a new seat is around $220 shipped.
If you don’t care about the padding and intact used works for you keep haunting eBay and one will pop up that’s cheap enough. :wink:
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Tractors Owned: 1948 cub, cub cadet original, 1946 Farmall A, 1982 484 ih, 1967 806 Farmall, 1943 b Allis chalmers , 1964 4000 ford,1983 7600 ford, sevral David Bradley walk behind, + parts and peaces.
Location: Butler county, kentucky

Re: New A owner

Postby Wilbilly » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:43 pm

Thanks that makes me feel better i knew the plow and cultvator was worth something but didnt know exactly what. Im pretty sure i can fix the wheel, and i can fix the manafold but it wont be pretty. Im not that good at welding cast. So i may save her yet.
The two coolest parts i think of the out fit are the rod on the plow to lay the grass/weeds down in the furrow , and the cast iron shifter knob. Idk maybe I'm just to easy to get excited lol. Thanks guys

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Zip Code: 42275
Tractors Owned: 1948 cub, cub cadet original, 1946 Farmall A, 1982 484 ih, 1967 806 Farmall, 1943 b Allis chalmers , 1964 4000 ford,1983 7600 ford, sevral David Bradley walk behind, + parts and peaces.
Location: Butler county, kentucky

Re: New A owner

Postby Wilbilly » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:07 pm

Jim Becker wrote:
Wilbilly wrote:. . . Then found out a new seat and springs is going to cost more than i gave for the tractor. . . .
You got a tractor with a plow and cultivator for $300! The tractor was free.

100# is way high for the oil pressure gauge. You might borrow a gauge from another tractor to see what it reads. The oil pump in that engine has been known to be a cause of low pressure. The end plate on the bottom is sometimes worn or warped. Flattening it by lapping it in with sandpaper on a flat surface can sometimes make a big difference. If the engine is belching out a big blue cloud, you have another situation.



Its not smoking. Sence you said that i remeber when i was in high school i help an older gentleman rebuild a C and we done that to the oil pump on it. If i remeber right it would peg the gage out afterwards.


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