False Alarm!

Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:34 pm

I checked out an ad for a set of 9.5-24 tires yesterday. They turned out to be in terriblle shape and the seller was firm on his $150 price. Needlless to say I passed on the deal. However he did say there was a Cub sitting in weeds behind a house down the road that might be for sale. Hmmm...interesting, the Cub locator never went off when I had gone down the road. I thought I better check it out. We went down the road and I turned into a drive and I said "There it is". Rosie said "Where? I don't see any tractors" She doesn't know how to look yet. I got out and went to the door but there was no answer so I left. I could make out an image back by the barn, but with no one home I wasn't gonna go back there.

I got home and looked up the address on the county auditor's website and crossed the name with a phone number on whitepages.com. It turns out the owner didn't live at that address so we went back today. Still no answer at the door, so I called the number. The owner said we could go back and look. She said the tractor had been sitting for about 20 years and her husband would probably sell it.

I went back to the weed bed and found this.

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No wonder the Cub Locator never made a sound. I'm thinking about it though

Re: False Alarm!

Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:49 pm

If you get the same fever for A's(or whatever it is) that you have for cubs, BOB's in trouble :{_}:

Re: False Alarm!

Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:56 pm

I think I might see a touch control housing under the gas tank. Am thinking it's a Super A. Wish I was closer to you--bet it's got some parts on it I could use!

Let us know if you get it. Looks like getting it out of the "jungle" could be a chore in and of itself!

Al

Re: False Alarm!

Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:53 am

Bill,
Looks like it might be a W. Is it?

Re: False Alarm!

Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:38 pm

I thought it was a Super A at first but It may well be a W series. It is hard to see the bolster in the photo and I never paid much attention to it when I was there.

Re: False Alarm!

Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:48 pm

I'm putting my money on Super A, for these reasons:

The hood front nameplate is the new style IH plate. I believe all the W series had the old style Farmall/International nameplate.

The rear weights look like A,B, Super A weights.

It looks like it has front weights and they look like the A, B, Super A, C, Super C, H type.

The steering wheel looks offset to me.

Re: False Alarm!

Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:00 pm

.....and the story begins on another "Save The Cub" documentary.... :D

Re: False Alarm!

Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:03 pm

Don McCombs wrote:I'm putting my money on Super A, for these reasons:

The hood front nameplate is the new style IH plate. I believe all the W series had the old style Farmall/International nameplate.

The rear weights look like A,B, Super A weights.

It looks like it has front weights and they look like the A, B, Super A, C, Super C, H type.

The steering wheel looks offset to me.

Thanks Don! I never gave the offset steering a thought when I said W series.

The rear weights looked like A weights to me. And, good eye, it does have front weights.

Winfield Dave wrote:.....and the story begins on another "Save The Cub" documentary.... :D

No, because I know it isn't a Cub. :(

Here is the other side.
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Re: False Alarm!

Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:39 pm

Definitely a Super A. :wink:

Re: False Alarm!

Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:40 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Definitely a Super A. :wink:

It might have to come to the barnyard if the price is right. :lol:

Re: False Alarm!

Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:43 pm

The killer is going to be the fact that the manifold has been sitting open for who knows how many years. :(

Re: False Alarm!

Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:07 pm

Let's see, new tires, engine work, rest of the tractor unknown. One reference says tractor weighs around a ton to a ton and one half.

$200- a ton, less time and expense. Looks like a $50- tractor.

Re: False Alarm!

Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:03 pm

Buy it.

Re: False Alarm!

Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:31 pm

Don McCombs wrote:The killer is going to be the fact that the manifold has been sitting open for who knows how many years. :(

The woman said it's been there for twenty years. I'd say it was uncovered nearly, if not all of that.

Eugene wrote:Let's see, new tires, engine work,

That ain't gonna happen. If it get's to the barnyard it'll be a parts machine. :shock: Did I just say what I thought I said.

Re: False Alarm!

Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:32 pm

Barnyard wrote:
Don McCombs wrote:The killer is going to be the fact that the manifold has been sitting open for who knows how many years. :(

The woman said it's been there for twenty years. I'd say it was uncovered nearly, if not all of that.

Eugene wrote:Let's see, new tires, engine work,

That ain't gonna happen. If it get's to the barnyard it'll be a parts machine. :shock: Did I just say what I thought I said.


Barnyard, if you get it, please send me the serial number. I am compiling a Super A serial number registry, of sorts.

Thanks,
Al