Farmall Super A with a cracked block, can it be saved?

Farmall Super A, AV, 100, 130, & 140 1939 - 1973
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Farmall Super A with a cracked block, can it be saved?

Postby BspCraft » Wed Apr 12, 2023 4:09 pm

[youtube] https://youtu.be/sgm5hFMmB9U [/youtube] here is the state of the block. At first I thought it had only one crack, but I left it for about 5years. I cleaned it up good recently and saw it actually has 3 cracks.

I've contacted LockNStich to see if I can fix. I can buy a new block for $400 + $250 shipping. So it's not like I can make it broker.

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Re: Farmall Super A with a cracked block, can it be saved?

Postby Eugene » Wed Apr 12, 2023 5:32 pm

To many cracks in difficult to deal with places.

$650- for a short, long, or bare block?

My opinion. I would be looking for another tractor in field work ready condition.
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Re: Farmall Super A with a cracked block, can it be saved?

Postby BspCraft » Wed Apr 12, 2023 10:23 pm

Thanks for the reply, I want to fix this one because it was my Grandfather's.
If I had a truck and trailer I'd go looking for one in a field for parts.

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Re: Farmall Super A with a cracked block, can it be saved?

Postby BspCraft » Wed Apr 12, 2023 11:11 pm

Eugene wrote:To many cracks in difficult to deal with places.

$650- for a short, long, or bare block?

My opinion. I would be looking for another tractor in field work ready condition.



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Re: Farmall Super A with a cracked block, can it be saved?

Postby staninlowerAL » Thu Apr 13, 2023 3:11 am

First number is the IH part number, second number is the casting code: Feb 4, 1953. The tractor SN should be on a metal tag riveted to the seat support bracket. Stan :hattip: :tractor:
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Re: Farmall Super A with a cracked block, can it be saved?

Postby BspCraft » Thu Apr 13, 2023 5:45 am

staninlowerAL wrote:First number is the IH part number, second number is the casting code: Feb 4, 1953. The tractor SN should be on a metal tag riveted to the seat support bracket. Stan :hattip: :tractor: TC26F 1.jpg

Thanks alot! I'll look tomorrow and post the number I find.

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Re: Farmall Super A with a cracked block, can it be saved?

Postby Gary Dotson » Thu Apr 13, 2023 7:31 am

I’m in agreement with Eugene, I’d abandon that block, just too many cracks in serious locations. Parts tractors are out there, just keep looking.

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Re: Farmall Super A with a cracked block, can it be saved?

Postby ricky racer » Thu Apr 13, 2023 8:04 am

Save yourself a lot of work and money and buy another engine or parts tractor to salvage the engine.
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