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My family's Super A only has one set of legible numbers on the plate. 1540 is stamped on the plate. There is nothing else there. I checked one serial number source, and mine doesn't seem to fit in. Anybody have any ideas? :?:
 

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Jim go up to front of engine Block .Right in behind the throttle shaft hook to governor box .

Dig around the dirt right behind the rod . they is a ob long flat milled spot there . It will have the I D number for the engine Block .

That will get us real close OR right on the year . Most had same number on Block as tractor itself .The 1540 is for engine R P M setting from factory That's all that is .
 

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Thanks, I knew there was a place on the block but could not remember where to look. All my other tractors have their numbers, but this plate is bare. I think it is an early SA. We rebuilt it about 20 years ago. I am sure it has the 113 engine. It has no water pump.
 

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Thermosyphon? Long story short...hot boiling water rises because it's lighter. It has more entrained air (bubbles). When it's heated it expands. As it it cooled by the air forced through the radiator, the cooler, denser, heavier water falls to the bottom. The denser cooler water helps force the lighter, hotter water out.

Raising the pressure of the water, raises it's boiling point. Many older tractors run to hot because people put the wrong cap on them...4# when it should have 0# or 7# when it should have 4#, etc.
 

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I spent a lot of long hot days in the tobacco fields cultivating with the A and the physics of thermosyphon always worked. It doesn't have to run too long to get it hot enuff for one to hear it gurgling when it is cut off.
 
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Any luck with that engine number Jim??? Just curious here. Always willing to learn something.
 

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Any luck with that engine number Jim??? Just curious here. Always willing to learn something.
Didn't get to mess with it today Ron cuz of the trip. Ennyway it would blow a screwdriver outta your hand today as windy as it was. :roll:
 
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Jim in NC said:
petra79 said:
Any luck with that engine number Jim??? Just curious here. Always willing to learn something.
Didn't get to mess with it today Ron cuz of the trip. Ennyway it would blow a screwdriver outta your hand today as windy as it was. :roll:
Might be easier to write the numbers down with a pencil :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Jim in NC said:
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Any luck with that engine number Jim??? Just curious here. Always willing to learn something.
Didn't get to mess with it today Ron cuz of the trip. Ennyway it would blow a screwdriver outta your hand today as windy as it was. :roll:
Might be easier to write the numbers down with a pencil :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

What's that :?: :?: :?: Writing :?: :?: :?: :lol:
 
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Hope the winds have died down for ya today. We're supposed to jump from low 30's yesterday to upper 50's today but right now its down right cold and a bit breezy.
enjoy the day Sir.
 

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307315. If the block # is close to the serial # it should be a 1951. If that is correct, it gives me reason to ask another question, is there any way to determine when in 1951 the tractor was made?
 
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I wonder if Farmall did date codes like Ford did. Had em all over the place. Axle, trans, hyds, etc.
 

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The reason I want to know a date of manufacture is that I was born in 1951. It may be a bit silly, but I am thinking about Shelley's, Mrs. Harris', tractor story.
 
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The reason I want to know a date of manufacture is that I was born in 1951. It may be a bit silly, but I am thinking about Shelley's, Mrs. Harris', tractor story.
Not silly at all. I have the actual date my 861 came off the line. Someday I'll get a tractor from my birth year. I think it would be neat to have.
 
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