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super A

Postby kellylas » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:24 pm

How hard is it to convert a steering link on a 1952 Super A to a later style like that came on the 140 tractors?

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Re: super A

Postby Super A » Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:10 pm

kellylas wrote:How hard is it to convert a steering link on a 1952 Super A to a later style like that came on the 140 tractors?



Are you talking about the automotive style tie rods instead of the old ball and socket tie rods? If so, not hard at all. Just a matter of swapping the front spindles, tie rods and ends, and center steering shaft and gear. Chances are you need to renew your steering gearbox anyway, so you get to knock out two projects at once. If your tie rods and spindles are good, you can re-sell them and offset your costs.

FWIW, there are still good ball and socket parts out there, and I believe Steiner carries the tie rod ends and all the adjustment seats. If you still have the square ended steering gearbox shaft, you can update to the tapered shaft and find a good used center arm that will accept the ball and sockets. The 100/140/130 setup is pretty nice thought!

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Re: super A

Postby kellylas » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:58 pm

The balls on the arms are just worn down, want something that I can use to take out the slack in those

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Tractors Owned: 1949 Cub "The Paperweight"
Cub powered IH 52R combine
Grandfather's 1948 Super A
White demo Super A-"Ol Whitey"
1950 Super A "Old Ugly"
1954 Super A-1
856
Buncha other junk
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Jacksonville area

Re: super A

Postby Super A » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:10 pm

kellylas wrote:The balls on the arms are just worn down, want something that I can use to take out the slack in those



If that's all, I'd see if I could find some better arms. They're out there, and that would be less expensive than replacing all the other stuff. Have you tried adjusting the seats?

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Re: super A

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:04 pm

If you just want to take the slack out of the ball connection take a look at this on the "HOW TO FORUM": Repair tie rods on a budget/replacing the ball end. Replacing the ball ends and new seats might be less trouble and expense.
viewtopic.php?f=143&t=75065

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Re: super A

Postby kellylas » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:21 pm

Does anyone make a kit that would have all the parts to restore the stock front end?

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Re: super A

Postby staninlowerAL » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:02 pm

I'm not aware of one but JP's Cubs, Hamilton Bob, TM or some other forum sponsers might know. You will probably have to get the individual parts to rebuild it. Search for Alfarmboy's posts on the farmall cub forum. I remember he rebuilt one for someone a few months ago and posted some questions/concerns on that forum about some issues. Stan


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