New to me 1948 C

Farmall C, Super C Tractors, 200 & 230 1948-1958

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New to me 1948 C

Postby SamsFarm » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:21 pm

Bought a non running C back in October 2019.
Engine is stuck!
Found a bit of time one evening before the weather got nasty and I pulled the spark plugs to find #1 cylinder full of water, so then I proceeded to drain the radiator, then drained the engine oil (and all the water too)!

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Previous owner had it in a barn.
Auction company had it outside.
Really do not know when the water got in there.

Hoping to get some time to pull the head off when the weather breaks here to have a better look.

I am betting the engine is junk, but hopefully it is salvageable!

Everytime I think of this tractor, I think how nice a c135 would be under the hood! :)

Tractor came with the front mount cultivators.

One thing I notice with a C is it looks like a pain to get on and off!! :shock:

Oh-yea, it had one tire low on air, so I figured I would air it up before I unloaded it off the trailer.... Well, that did not end too well, before I had 10psi in it a section erupted and it was like the tire grew a tumor the size of a party ballon! :(

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Shame, the tires have good tread!
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Re: New to me 1948 C

Postby T-Mo » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:12 am

Depending on where the seat is adjusted at, it can be a pain to get on and off. But, the seat is adjustable, so you can slide it back a bit to get more room to get on and off. The '49 C that I traded for, the previous owner did not know about the seat adjustment and he had it pull forward so getting on and off was a chore. When I got there, I slid the seat back and he said he didn't know the seat did that.

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Re: New to me 1948 C

Postby Stanton » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:14 am

SamsFarm wrote:Bought a non running C back in October 2019...Hoping to get some time to pull the head off when the weather breaks here to have a better look...


Keep us posted on your progress after you tear into it.
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Re: New to me 1948 C

Postby Super A » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:32 am

Farmall51 has a C with a C-153 engine in it that he and his wife tractor pulls with. It's pretty salty....

Thin sleeves to make it a 123 will make it pretty snappy. I'd like to add a C or Super C with cultivators to the collection one day.

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Re: New to me 1948 C

Postby SamsFarm » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:20 pm

Well....... I spent a bit of time with the C today.

Took the valve cover off!
Powdery rust on the valve train.
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Got the head off!
Dome pistons! #1 bore is crusty! 2, 3 and 4 dont look too bad!
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Someone already put 3.125 overbore kit in!
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While I did not see any smoking gun yet, my bet is the head is cracked from water running down the exhaust!

Engine serial number (FCM19538) is lower than tractor serial number (FC19674)!
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