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Shiny and red!

Postby havoc1482 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:49 pm

I decided to take the SA out for a little cruise around the property and some quick photos.

I also seemed to have solved my starting problem in the cold. I think either water or something is choking the fuel flow in the carb. My solution? Well, I didn't feel like taking it apart so I just stuck one of the small magnetic blockheaters to the carb, and after about 20-30 minutes the carb is a warm to the touch and the tractor fires right up. I've done this twice. Problem diagnosed? Not really. Problem solved? Temporarily.

Anyways, here are two photos for you guys:

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Re: Shiny and red!

Postby ricky racer » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:02 pm

Great looking Super A. I'd really like to pick up a Super A myself someday too. That plow might be getting a good work out soon. :lol:

Thanks for posting the pic's. :thumbsup:
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Re: Shiny and red!

Postby havoc1482 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:39 am

It will! Can't wait to do some work!

On a side note, I just gave my tractor a little love from the otherside. My first obsession was (and still is) Pontiac! My first car (which I still have) was a 1978 Pontiac Phoenix. I don't get much use out of her anymore as I spend more time on the Farmall, so I added a little touch of Pontiac to the SA. I have Pontiac Blue engine paint, the same color they painted their engines back in the day. I bought a new radiator cap and TC filler cap, they both needed painting, so take a guess at what I did! haha
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Some of you purist may think I'm crazy, but to me, its that little touch of oddity that makes it my own. Its not much, but I felt the need to share :)
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Re: Shiny and red!

Postby Stanton » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:40 am

Like we always say on this forum: It's you tractor. Paint it the way you want.

Nice looking SA!
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Re: Shiny and red!

Postby Dennis » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:47 am

Very nice! :D
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Re: Shiny and red!

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:39 pm

[quote="havoc1482".....I think either water or something is choking the fuel flow in the carb. My solution? Well, I didn't feel like taking it apart so I just stuck one of the small magnetic blockheaters to the carb, and after about 20-30 minutes the carb is a warm to the touch and the tractor fires right up.........[/img][/quote]It may be ice in the carb, or it may be the fact that warm gasoline vaporizes more easily than cold. For the time being I would suggest a healthy dose of Sea Foam or some kind of dri gas treatment. If ti has a drain or jet access plug on the bottom, remove that and let any water drain out the next time it is above freezing, or after applying the heater for a while. My Uncle asked me to help him get his H running a couple years ago after it had set all winter. When I found the problem, water in the carb had frozen and partly crushed the float. the carb. was cast iron, and it was ok, but the float did not survive.
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Re: Shiny and red!

Postby havoc1482 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:13 pm

Will do John. I gave the tractor a whole can of seafoam when I first purchased it. I only treated it recently with HEET drygas, the bottle was sitting around already opened so I don't know how effective it was, so I plan on getting a fresh bottle. My carb has that little economizer slot just below the intake. I was pondering it and thought, "Hey maybe I can use starter fluid in that if absolutely necessary" Thoughts? I already sprayed carb cleaner in it a little and it gave it some pep on start-up. I don't see why spraying those in there would be harmful.
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