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    Default Another Project: 1947 Farmall Super A

    1947 Farmall Super A.

    My Grandpa bought it in 1961. I was taught to weld with this tractor, it had a Eclipse welder on.

    It was parked in more or less 1990. I got it running again in 2000. I picked it up from my Dad three weeks ago with the best intentions of restoring it to original.

    1800 cc Petrol/Parrafin engine, The A had 12 Hp, this is a Super A, 14 HP!!!!!










    And what it should look like.

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    Last edited by Uys; 2013/07/30 at 07:29 AM.
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    nice tractor. guy at my church restored an old massey in his garage. he uses it to cut the church grass and stuff.
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    Love the crank handle start.
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    Pragtig Uys

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    Ai tog, die heimwee. Het op so een, vermoedelik effens nuwer model, geleer ploeg so in die laerskooldae. Vet pret gewees. Het hom ook vie so 5-10 meter op sy agterwiele gery. Was dit nie vir die ploeg nie, het ek hom agteroor getuimel..... :-))
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    It stood for 9 months when I picked it up three weeks ago. I cranked it less than 360 degrees and the engine was running.

    It does kill the spark plugs with oil so I investigated. It turned out one sleeve ha some deep gouging marks (1.5mm) and one piston burned through from the third compression ring to the gudgeon pin. Still have to remove pistons 2-4.
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    Cool Project!!. please keep us posted!!.
    I like anything with 4 or more wheels...

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    Uys you have your priorities arse about face !!! A PETROL farm implement and a DIESEL car !!!! Reminds me of a Pieter Dirk Uys show in PW, years ago, called "Farce about Uys". Students moved the "F" on the PE Opera House info panel to change it to "ARCE ABOUT FUYS"

    Nice tractor, BTW 8)
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    I just ordered a complete rebuild kit.


    Can anybody recommend engineering works that can replace the sleeves for me?

    Uys
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    Why dont you try it yourself ,even if it only costs a little bit more.
    I would be curious to know myself as I might need to find an engineering firm when I go up to your side of the world this Sunday to check on my massey fergusson. Are they finished liners or semi finished.?How hard would it be to make a liner puller to extract these old liners. Someone told me they used to run a cold bead vertically from bottom to top and they would just fall out.If you find a place please let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by plunger View Post
    Why dont you try it yourself ,even if it only costs a little bit more.
    I would be curious to know myself as I might need to find an engineering firm when I go up to your side of the world this Sunday to check on my massey fergusson. Are they finished liners or semi finished.?How hard would it be to make a liner puller to extract these old liners. Someone told me they used to run a cold bead vertically from bottom to top and they would just fall out.If you find a place please let me know
    I have no clue how easy it would be to extract them ,and even if I get that right, how do I press the new ones in? Blocks for these engines are not exactly lying around, so I'd rather have a pro do it.

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    Look what I just got! Nou so opgewonde ek kan my lus nie hou nie.


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    Nice toy Uys!!!

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    Nice Uys! I love a good old tractor.....

    Just make sure that when you spray it up after you have finished the restoration that you spray everything. And I mean everything. Belts, spark plugs, cables, fuel & brake lines. Every single thing other than the tyres, the steering wheel, and the battery.

    Almost like you couldn't be bothered to mask anything off!

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    But why?

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    Ja why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    But why?
    That's how it was painted when it was new.

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    Hmmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    Hmmmmm

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    Hmmmmmm? Wats fout?
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    I love old tractors. Spent my holidays on our family farm where my uncle used to collect and restore tractors. I think by the time he passed away he had 20-30 of them. Running and restored, the oldest being a 1928 John Deere.

    On our own small farm (weekend getaway) we had two vintage tractors. One was a 1942 Farmall H which did all of the work, including ploughing etc.

    One like this (unfortunately don't have pics of it with me):



    Which we later put on steel wheels.



    Also had a 1934 McCormick Deering W12. Relatively small tractor, for vineyard or small farm work.



    If only Ihad the space and time....
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