When did tie rods change on a SA ?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:29 pm

I was sorting through some of the SA parts I have for sale, and was wondering when they switched from the old-style tie rods with the ball ends, to the newer style? Both the tractors I bought were '48's and I decided to use the older style simply so they matched my cubs in looks! But I don't know why the same year had different ones. Mostly curious, as they obviously cannot be used as spare parts! Perhaps a PO changed them?

Re: When did tie rods change on a SA ?

Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:44 pm

BDFinch wrote:I was sorting through some of the SA parts I have for sale, and was wondering when they switched from the old-style tie rods with the ball ends, to the newer style? Both the tractors I bought were '48's and I decided to use the older style simply so they matched my cubs in looks! But I don't know why the same year had different ones. Mostly curious, as they obviously cannot be used as spare parts! Perhaps a PO changed them?


The first tractor with the new style was at 318310 which was 1951. The parts book does not say but I think this might have also been when they went to the white background SUPER A decal, similar to the Super C. It is not unusual to see older tractors with newer tie rods because the old ones were replaced at some point.

Al

Re: When did tie rods change on a SA ?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:35 am

Did you check the casting #s and not rely on the # on the seat frame

Re: When did tie rods change on a SA ?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:25 am

Good point, Boss! I wrote down a bunch of the casting numbers, and will double check them, but I THINK they were generally for a 48. Seat supports could have been replaced, but since I bought it in NC (Boss' FAVORITE source for SA's!!!) chances are the steering was changed over at some time.

Guess I did pick the correct version to use on my restored one. Thanks all!