'48 Super A for sale - Photos added

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Dale Finch
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Location: NC, Chapel Hill

'48 Super A for sale - Photos added

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:48 am

I bought my 4th Cub and my sisters prefer mowing our pastures with them, so my restored '48 Super A is not being used enough. I hate seeing a machine not being used, so have finally decided to sell it. If you were at DSCF this year, you had the opportunity to see it, and hear it run. The guys there helped me track down its only known problem...it was running rough/surging, and they finally narrowed it down to the governor anti-surge adjustment. A bit of tweaking and all was good!

This is before the decal set was installed...I have more recent photos on my computer, and will post when I get home.
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This tractor was rebuilt a few years ago, and I have tons of photos and receipts that document each step: all new tires, new Brillman wiring harness, 12v, new gaskets, seals (including front and rear seals), bearings (where needed), automotive paint with hardener (very expensive!), etc. Components (finals, PTO, distributor, governor, touch control, steering, etc) were disassembled, sandblasted, then primed and painted.

It has "lived" in a covered shed since restoration, so the paint is in near-perfect condition. I am including a spare carburetor, plus some miscellaneous leftovers from the parts tractor I had bought. It comes with a Woods 59 mower. It's a bit rough, with some deep pitting, but has the front wheels and both skids, and works well. I even have a NOS wrench for removing the blades.

I have assembled photos of him, and plan to post a Craigslist ad, but thought I would post here first. I am offering FREE DELIVERY within an hour of Chapel Hill, NC, or anywhere along my path on my way to the Barnyard Bash at the end of May. I would be happy to help coordinate a Cub Express, too.

Asking $5000.

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Dale Finch
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Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '55 Cub "Bertha"
'55 Cub "Ben"
'56 Cub "Boris"
'48 Super A "Bubba"
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: '48 Super A for sale - Photos added

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:03 pm

Here are some photos. I will probably list this on Craigslist in about a week, because it is mowing time here, and he is ready to go!!
(Note: Photo 1 was taken before his Decal Kit was applied. Photos 2-6 are after DSCF when I removed the mower to work on him. As soon as this rain quits, I will remount the mower!)
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Dale Finch
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Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '55 Cub "Bertha"
'55 Cub "Ben"
'56 Cub "Boris"
'48 Super A "Bubba"
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: '48 Super A for sale - Photos added

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:12 pm

And to give you an idea of the extent of work that was done on him...

Both Finals Rebuilt with New Seals & Gaskets and New Bearings, where needed
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Both Headlights Rebuilt (12v Bulbs)
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Distributor (and Governor) Rebuilt
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All New Tires
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New Brillman Wiring Harness
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Replaced the Front Transmission Seal
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Indy4570
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Re: '48 Super A for sale - Photos added

Postby Indy4570 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:32 pm

If I had money, I'll tell you what I'd do, I go to Chapel Hill n buy your Super A too, crazy bout those Farmals, CRAZY bout those Farmalls.......


nice tractor Dale!
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Dale Finch
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Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '55 Cub "Bertha"
'55 Cub "Ben"
'56 Cub "Boris"
'48 Super A "Bubba"
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: '48 Super A for sale - Photos added

Postby Dale Finch » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:22 am

Indy4570 wrote:If I had money, I'll tell you what I'd do, I go to Chapel Hill n buy your Super A too, crazy bout those Farmals, CRAZY bout those Farmalls.......


nice tractor Dale!

Good time of year for a road trip!!! This thing mows like a beast!! And the grass is starting to grow...fast!

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50 Ferguson TO20 Huppster
49 Ferguson TE20 Fergie
JD 790 4x4 w/backhoe
Gilson 18HP
various other GTs
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Missouri Ozarks

Re: '48 Super A for sale - Photos added

Postby Indy4570 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:40 pm

if only..... great amount of work you have done to that tractor. Anyone would be proud to own it!
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Re: '48 Super A for sale - Photos added

Postby Lt.Mike » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:47 am

Dale we all know the level of work you do, it’s meticulous probably bordering on obsessive (I mean that as a compliment ;) ).
Anyone looking for a super couldn’t find a better example!
:hattip:
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

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1952 Farmall Cub (‘48 engine)
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1946 International IA “donor tractor for Lil’Mule”

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Dale Finch
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 3549
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '55 Cub "Bertha"
'55 Cub "Ben"
'56 Cub "Boris"
'48 Super A "Bubba"
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: '48 Super A for sale - Photos added

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:30 am

:{_}: This fella wants to go to work! Someone give him a good home!

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Dale Finch
5+ Years
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Posts: 3549
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '55 Cub "Bertha"
'55 Cub "Ben"
'56 Cub "Boris"
'48 Super A "Bubba"
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: '48 Super A for sale - Photos added

Postby Dale Finch » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:18 am

In case you thought I am not keeping up with Bubba's maintenance since it has been put up for sale, here are some photos of recent annual upkeep:
Replaced the broken distributor insulator
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New points and condenser
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Adjusted valves (they were right on!)
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New valve cover gasket
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Replaced the rusty radiator cap...it was new in 2011...they just don't make them like they used to!
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Changed all fluids (except TC HyTran...it was checked & OK): oil & filter, transmission/PTO, finals, steering gear, antifreeze, air cleaner cup
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So he is ready to go!!


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