Preping an A for startup

Farmall Super A, AV, 1939 - 1954

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.

Preping an A for startup

Postby kycat » Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:23 am

Hi Folks, Well I bought a early A yesterday to be a companion to my 49 cub Bette. The PO lost interest in the resto. It has a rebuilt carb and Mag from central tractor supply on it. the PO said it ran be he wanted to "time" it better and now he can't get it to catch. sounds like he's got a lot of quit in him to me. I think he is to lazy to crank it. anyway, can you all help me to get a list of check points together to go over to get her to start up. It already has fresh oil and fuel. What static adjustments need to be made to help fire it since the timing has been messed with? etc.

I've never dealt with a straight mag tractor without some form of electrical system on it before. so I guess in this respect i'm a noob. is there a SN list for A's to help me determine exact, as possible, it's age?

Thanks all, tim
Tim Midkiff
West Kentucky
'49 FCUB, '42 Farmall "A"
and looking for more!

"Why farm half way when you can FARMALL"

Al E Orton Lodge
#628 F&AM
kycat
Cub Star
Cub Star
 
Posts: 110
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 2:27 pm
Location: Western Kentucky, Dawson springs, hopkins county

Postby barn_cub » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:40 pm

Tim,
Get your #1 cylinder to TDC, then look at the rotor button. Is it very near the distributor post with the 1 in a circle right by it? (Assuming it is the OEM cap). If the rotor point is not at that place, you might as well start at the governor with your timing efforts---otherwise, you may never know why the engine "just doesn't run right". POs sometimes mess with the governor and can't seem to align the correct teeth on the back of the mag drive which is seen with the governor off.
Barn_cub
Cub herd, 2 Farmall A's, 2 AC's, 1 Ford, 1 JD
barn_cub
Cub Star
Cub Star
 
Posts: 118
Joined: Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:17 am
Location: South Alabama, US


Return to Farmall A, Super A, AV

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest