Battery box and fuel line question

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Battery box and fuel line question

Postby JSTRICKLAND » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:08 pm

Gentlemen,http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/posting.php?mode=post&f=170&sid=9158df0aa2320d5d87695aaf4ea77d89#

My Grandson and I are going to start work on his 1949 Super A when the weather turns warm. I am currently gathering parts for it. I just purchased a battery box for it. It is a early model tractor. I was wondering what size, number on the battery I should be looking for? We live in the North Carolina foothills, if weather has anything to do with it. Winters can reach down into the single digits while summers can get close to triple digits. The starter may also factor in 12V or 6V how can I tell?

Another item that we are looking at is the fuel line. I know NAPA made the one for my 1941 A, I would assume that they could make one for the Super A also? I think they use brake line tubing for the fuel line. Any suggestions on how make a template for them?
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James

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Re: Battery box and fuel line question

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:25 pm

A comment on the fuel line...NAPA has the 5/16" brake line. It is fairly inexpensive, and you can get a tubing bender and do it yourself. It is not too bad on tbe SA, since there is plenty of room and no exhaust to worry about like on the cubs with underslung exhaust. Just get a decent length of brake line so you can make some mistakes!! Good spacial practice for your grandson! Good luck!

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Re: Battery box and fuel line question

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:28 pm

If the tractor is still 6V, use a 19L battery. If it has been converted to 12V, use a 26R battery. Both should fit nicely into your new battery box.
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Re: Battery box and fuel line question

Postby JSTRICKLAND » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:32 pm

You guys are awesome, answers in less than the time it took me to ask the questions. This is truly a great forum. posting.php?mode=reply&f=170&t=91370#

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Re: Battery box and fuel line question

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:39 pm

Dale Finch wrote:A comment on the fuel line...NAPA has the 5/16" brake line. It is fairly inexpensive, and you can get a tubing bender and do it yourself. It is not too bad on tbe SA, since there is plenty of room and no exhaust to worry about like on the cubs with underslung exhaust. Just get a decent length of brake line so you can make some mistakes!! Good spacial practice for your grandson! Good luck!

Harbor Freight has this one for $8. Many of us use one for fuel lines.

http://www.harborfreight.com/tubing-bender-3755.html
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Re: Battery box and fuel line question

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:52 pm

Check out the "HOW TO FORUM" under the FUEL topic for some tips and ideas on making a fuel line.

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Re: Battery box and fuel line question

Postby Super A » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:19 am

JSTRICKLAND wrote:Gentlemen,http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/posting.php?mode=post&f=170&sid=9158df0aa2320d5d87695aaf4ea77d89#

My Grandson and I are going to start work on his 1949 Super A when the weather turns warm. I am currently gathering parts for it. I just purchased a battery box for it. It is a early model tractor. I was wondering what size, number on the battery I should be looking for? We live in the North Carolina foothills, if weather has anything to do with it. Winters can reach down into the single digits while summers can get close to triple digits. The starter may also factor in 12V or 6V how can I tell?

Another item that we are looking at is the fuel line. I know NAPA made the one for my 1941 A, I would assume that they could make one for the Super A also? I think they use brake line tubing for the fuel line. Any suggestions on how make a template for them?
http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/postin ... f4ea77d89#
Thanks
James


Most of the time if they have been converted to 12v the starter is not touched. If it was me I would take it to a good starter/generator shop and have it cleaned and serviced. If it is a 6 volt system, using good battery cables (2/0) will make it start as good as a 12v.

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Re: Battery box and fuel line question

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:36 am

If you buy your brake line from Autozone or similar, it is a little softer and easier to bend than the NAPA lines, and if you are getting old and feeble like me, that is good.
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Re: Battery box and fuel line question

Postby SONNY » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:23 pm

Some lines do bend a little nicer and easier than others.--I have noticed that when repairing lines on cars/trucks! thanks; sonny
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