SuperA: First Start

Farmall Super A, AV, 100, 130, & 140 1939 - 1973
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SuperA: First Start

Postby Thad » Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:46 pm

What is the very first thing I should do? She has been sitting under a lean to for close to fifteen years. Thanks for your help in advance.

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Re: SuperA: First Start

Postby Pap » Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:55 pm

Welcome to the forum Thad. Look around and there are threads on what to do with your tractor when you bring it home.
Just look around and you will probably find what you are looking for. Good luck with your project.
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Re: SuperA: First Start

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:09 pm

The following link is for a Farmall Cub, but should be equally applicable to a Super A.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=91765
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Re: SuperA: First Start

Postby Stanton » Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:03 am

Welcome to the Forum, Thad!

Take some time and read through a few threads to acquaint yourself with the Forum:

After you’ve logged your 2nd post on the Forum, you'll have access to the all the PDF Manuals on this site. There’s a few ways to do that:
  • From a desktop or laptop, go to "Quick Links" in the upper left corner of your screen. Hit that and a pull-down appears where you'll find "PDF Manuals".
  • You can also go to “Cub Info” in the upper toolbar, then hit “Rudi’s Manuals”. From there, you can access a variety of information.
  • If you're using a phone, go to the "Links Directory" (second category down the main page). Once in "Links Directory" , scroll down to the second section "Tractor Parts & Manuals" and you'll find them there.

You'll be able to download an Owner's Manual (very strongly recommended) and any service manuals that interest you. Implement Manuals are also availablle.

Don has already linked you to "What to do with a Cub you just brought home."

We’d encourage you to take the Safety Test located in the Safety Forum: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=68084

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Re: SuperA: First Start

Postby CharlieK » Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:57 am

make sure ya prime the oil pump
get er done; life is good

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Re: SuperA: First Start

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:44 am

CharlieK wrote:make sure ya prime the oil pump

That is a Cub-specific problem. The Super A pump is located in the pan.

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Re: SuperA: First Start

Postby MelbourneChris » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:47 am

Great intro list, thanks!

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Re: SuperA: First Start

Postby SamsFarm » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:22 am

Open the gas valve

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Re: SuperA: First Start

Postby bt73000 » Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:46 pm

First thing I usually do is drop the oil pan and clean and inspect it. It doesn't take long and it usually has lots of sludge in it that will get broken up if you run any type of modern oil. While it's off change the oil filter. Refill with 5 QTS.

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Re: SuperA: First Start

Postby Pap » Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:12 am

What kind ? None detergent ? Weight ?
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Re: SuperA: First Start

Postby bt73000 » Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:25 pm

I like to use Shell Rotella 15w40; not synthetic. It is supposed to have the highest amount of zinc additive for flat tappet camshaft protection. This is a diesel oil and has high detergent, so that's the reason for cleaning the pan.


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