Decals on left side of Super A gas tank?

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Decals on left side of Super A gas tank?

Postby Super A » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:23 pm

I am getting ready to order the decals for Old Ugly, in looking through some old literature and archive photos, there are two decals that deal with the Touch Control on the left side of the gas tank, below the "bead" on the tank. I checked Guy Fay's Originality Guide and didn't see a listing for them (although I may have missed it--it was very early) so I'm trying to figure out when they were first used. I know the early tractors didn't have them, and I'm thinking they came into use in late '50 or so based on this photo. Old Ugly is a late '50 and it has the regulator below the generator like the tractor in the pic below. Anyone have an original tractor with these decals on it, and if so what year is it? Or, does anyone know when IH started using these?


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Re: Decals on left side of Super A gas tank?

Postby Like-em-all » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:25 pm

The Hydraulic Lift Oil Level decal (1001348R1(English)) is shown on the Super A left side diagram on page 130 of Fay/Kraushaar Originality Guide. It is called out in the list of decal part numbers under "Super C Decals and Placement" on page 133 of that book. A note on that page under Super A-1 states that the "Super A-1 decals were identical to Super A decals, except for the air cleaner and pressurized cooling system decals, which were the same as the Super C". No dates are given. That is as close as I can get to verifying the Super A location. Any decal that may have been on my Super A has been long gone.

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Re: Decals on left side of Super A gas tank?

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:42 pm

Based on Guy Fay's comments, that picture has to be of a tractor from mid-'49 through '51. It has "McCormick" and "Culti-vision". Note that it has a voltage regulator, putting it 286,222 (April 1950) or above. The Feb-Mar 1950 Harvester World has a demo Super A on the cover. Hard to see but appears to not have the decals (may have the forward one). All the pictures I have seen (and what I recall) the forward one was put farther back than the diagram in Fay's book shows. Another picture from WHS helps a little. It is also '49-51 as a "McCormick" and "Culti-vision" tractor. But it is pre-voltage regulator and has neither decals.
I don't know if the rear decal is identical to the Cub version, but could be. Here is the Cub version from TM Tractor.

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