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.