What is this indentation?

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What is this indentation?

Postby allenlook » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:12 pm

What is this half-moon indentation on the side of the engine block of my Super A? It's located smack in the center of this picture. Looks kinda funny to me...

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Postby beaconlight » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:36 pm

I don't know what you are talking about but I would be concerned about the grapes on the welds.

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Postby JBall8019 » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:59 pm

grapes? where ? now i am hungry
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Postby gitractorman » Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:10 pm

Allen,
I am not sure on this, but I have an idea. IH used that same engine block on a lot of different tractors. Our IH 4000 forklift has the exact same gasoline engine block, but it is in a different configuration from the A. My guess is that it is a cutout for a starter or some other auxiliary piece of equipment. Anyway, just a hunch.

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Postby allenlook » Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:27 pm

It looks original, but it looks odd with that bolt right there in the casing, and with the hole going right through to the bell housing...

I think those grapes are on the loader mount, not on the tractor...
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Postby beaconlight » Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:39 pm

oK where it is but poor welds are weak. Don't want anything to suprise you while using it.

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Postby Jim Becker » Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:55 pm

Your tractor has a power unit engine. Power unit starters mount from the front like the Cub while the A starter mounts from the rear. The big notch in the block is for the starter. Your engine also has an oil dipstick, which was not used on the original engine.
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Postby allenlook » Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:00 am

Wow, no kidding! So I guess I'll manufacture a small plate to cover that gap and use that bolt to hold it in place, and go from there...

I'm hoping that doesn't limit me in any way?
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