I just bought a Super A Ser# 295xxx a 1950

Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:26 am

I have never dabbled into the tractors larger than a cub, till now.
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Here is where I am confused. The serial # on the tractor is 15**, which according to the tables would make it a 1939 A. The serial #'s for the SA start at 250000.

It is a dual fuel tractor, has the hydraulics, has a 3 pt hitch, and had shutters. It has one bad rear tire, but the rims and the fronts are good. It does have the common freeze crack behind the carb that has been repaired.

I have not gotten casting #'s yet, but will tomorrow.

Any ides folks?

Dale
Last edited by Former Member on Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: I just bought what I thought is a Super A

Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:35 am

Are you maybe reading the RPMs instead of the serial number?

Re: I just bought what I thought is a Super A

Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:03 am

anything is possible Jim.

I will double check tomorrow.

Re: I just bought what I thought is a Super A

Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:34 am

On the A's I almost positive they started at #501. If it has the duel fuel that is something that you don't find every day. That will increase the value of the tractor

Re: I just bought what I thought is a Super A

Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:54 am

what did jan say i imagine she wasn`t happy. :haha

Re: I just bought what I thought is a Super A

Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:36 pm

It sure looks like a SA, A's didn't have hydraulics and 3pt could be added fairly easily with the rear lift already in place. I think Jim is right that you might be looking at the RPMs instead of the serial#.The SA is a great little tractor, enjoy it. Chuck

Re: I just bought what I thought is a Super A

Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:28 pm

Actually Josh, I had sold the lowboy that I got during the cubfest, and was looking at a choice of 4 different cubs or the SA to purchase. I discussed it with Jan and we decided together to get the SA.

She also supports me in any decision I make about the tractors. They are my hobby and are kept separate from any other family obligations. So I can do what I want, when I want when it comes to tractors. If I have the cash, I can do as I like, permission not needed, but approval always appreciated.

Ponymaster looked at all my pics last night, and believes it to be an early SA. He had one just like it. According to him it has the smaller 113 motor, not the 123, and there are some other details I can not remember.

Not quite dark yet, so I am headed out for #s

I did get the block patched, it no longer leaks. I cleaned and adjusted the carb and cleaned out the carbon from the manifold. Reinstalled everythin, hooked up a battery, cleaned and adjusted the points and fired her up.

Runs like a top, no timing adjustments needed. Great oil pressure. All I had on hand for gas was some I had mixed up for 2 cycle weedeaters, so she is blowing white smoke, but has great compression. Clutch is good, shifts great.

I was able to drive it off the trailer and around the barnyard. The right rear tire is shot, and I was and will try to get the bead broke by driving it. The radiator has a couple places on the upper and the lower tank that seep, but the core is great.

I need to find a set of shutters and get the lower grille fixed, clean her up real good, then start looking for a new home for her. Before I become attached. :{_}: :{_}:

Re: I just bought what I thought is a Super A

Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:52 pm

All I had on hand for gas was some I had mixed up for 2 cycle weedeaters, so she is blowing white smoke, but has great compression

White smoke = moisutre Fuel would be a dark color :D

Re: I just bought what I thought is a Super A

Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:16 pm

I'm pretty sure Super A's had a larger or taller radiator. I think that is why a regular A grill won't fit on a super A.

Re: I just bought what I thought is a Super A

Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:27 pm

Correct , the Super a grillle is taller than an A grill :D .

Re: I just bought what I thought is a Super A

Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:37 pm

OK, I was WRONG :big smirk:

The RPM's are 1540, I will have to do a rub or a little "doctoring " to the tag to get the actual serial # off of it.

I did get some casting codes, one of them for sure was 8-10-T also found other T codes.

Re: I just bought what I thought is a Super A

Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:57 pm

Super A serial numbers started with 250001. The radiator was the same as the later A, from serial 41330 when they changed hood fasteners. The grille was the same from 41330 as well, except for the minor difference of the front emblem. A taller radiator and grill were used on the Super A1.

The late 1950 date codes are reasonable for a tractor with battery ignition.

Re: I just bought what I thought is a Super A

Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:46 pm

here is the actual Serial #
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Re: I just bought a Super A Ser# 295xxx a 1950

Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:08 am

November 1950.

Re: I just bought a Super A Ser# 295xxx a 1950

Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:50 am

Thanks Jim :big afro: