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She's a Running.

Postby Harold R » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:07 pm

The Super C came to life yesterday. I have put in the engine that I rebuilt from the first Super c into the chassis of the second SuperC. It cranked right-up. The timing was a touch off at first, but a minor turn on the distributor,(which is a left over cub unit), and she settle into a nice idle with around 35psi oil pressure. In the pic I have a temporary tank installed, just to make sure my overhaul job was successful. However, after about 15 minutes of run time, I couldn't resist putting a steering wheel on it and taking a spin around the yard. Man what a sweet tractor. This thing steers as if it had power steering. It has a nice cushy ride....very comfortable to drive. Brakes work good,(both), and the transmission works well in all gears with no noise. PTO works fine as well. What a deal!!! Now she's headed back for some steam cleaning around the axle and underside. Tank has been primed and painted,front grill and hood are nearly done. I may try some of that wheel paint for the rear tires.....but the front needs new treads. In another month or so.......I should have some pics of the finished project.

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Re: She's a Running.

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:23 pm

Congrats, I'm sure it was a great feeling to hear her fire up after the rebuild.

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Re: She's a Running.

Postby Bigdog » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:09 am

Lookin' good HR!
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Re: She's a Running.

Postby Joey » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:53 pm

Good job, Harold. It's nice to hear them come to life after a long layoff. I hope to hear the sound of my H soon. Just bought a used engine off of an H from the scrap yard. Getting myself ready to try and do a rebuild - my first engine ever, so I'll be posting a lot of questions soon!
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Re: She's a Running.

Postby dgrapes59 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:55 pm

Nice project, glad to see it worked out, nothing worse than getting your hopes up and run into a problem. Congratulations! :{_}: :{_}:
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Re: She's a Running.

Postby knucklebuster » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:34 pm

great looking project! Congrats.
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Re: She's a Running.

Postby Ronny Bailey » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:43 am

:applause: :tractor: :applause:
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Re: She's a Running.

Postby Boss Hog » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:16 am

Great job, you will enjoy the SC
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Re: She's a Running.

Postby redfin » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:45 am

Harold , glad to hear you for her going without much trouble. nice looking project :D
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Re: She's a Running.

Postby hatchet » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:08 am

you deserve a great big '' way ta go'' Nice job!
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Re: She's a Running.

Postby KETCHAM » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:12 pm

Congrats on the C I like them,can't wait till I get one.Need a barn first!! Kevin :mrgreen: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: She's a Running.

Postby Phillip W. Lenke » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:52 am

Great job Harold
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Re: She's a Running.

Postby 56cub » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:51 pm

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Re: She's a Running.

Postby pharmerphil3 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:19 pm

:{_}: :wave: :wave: :wave: :{_}: Well done Harold!
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Re: She's a Running.

Postby BigBill » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:05 pm

Thats awesome. I love to see them fire up again.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.
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