New guy with a Super a

Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:55 pm

Brought home a super a in relativly fair condition today and am still trying to identify it( no ser. # tag) I think its a 48 but will have to wait for daylight. Sat up for five years with no carb on it but I do have the carter carb. Evrything is free and turns. Are all the carbs interchangable? Have access to a zenith one. Will start draining fluids tommorow, any suggestions?

Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:10 pm

You will love the SA. I have found that parts are easyer to get for the zenith
than the carter both will work fine

Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:16 pm

Welcome to the SA ranks! The SN is located under the seat on the left-hand seat support--if that helps.

Any slack in the steering?

Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:57 pm

Here is a pic of the SA that I bought this year. You can buy a new zenith carb very easily. Be careful removing the right side rear tire. I almost flipped mine over. You might want to take a look at this link


Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:12 pm

Thanks for the safety tips. There is no tag, it was removed by a collector about 4 years ago. The engine casting block has an R at the end so I think it is a 48 model. The transmission was drained and contained at least 3 quarts of water. Hydraulics were drained and were very clean. Engine oil drained as well and looked good for sitting up five years. Engine turns over well by hand. Found a hole in the exhaust manifold. Sheet metal rough but servicable. Changed sparkplugs. Removed gas tank and 2 quarts of something that sort of resembled gasoline. When I get the carb on we are gonna give it a whirl.