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Old 10-10-2016, 12:10:06 PM
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Does anyone know of a serial number list exists? I'm looking at a KV and have no idea what year it is. # 53696

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The 536 in the serial shows it to be built in May of 1936. It was the 96th K series tractor made.

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I will check the serial # the old fellow was 102 when he passed and sharp as a tack! He had a small truck garden and used the 2G to plow, plant, and cultivate his potatoes!
Gomer, Did you ever check the serial number on this tractor? Do you have the bill of sale?
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We got a couple of em'. fun little tractors and they always draw a crowd. if you are thinking of buying it there are couple things to check before you do. Make sure the exhaust manifold is not cracked...especially on the flat head engine. Also, check the oil in the trans. for water as they did not seal well behind the shift tower. Finally, check the oil in the final drives to the wheels. These were prone to leak because the fender was used to seal the outer half of the case ....drip....drip.. One last thing...just fyi to any other centaur owners, I'm working on trying to get a foundry to make us a manifold, let me know if you would like a copy. thanks JE
do you still have centaur tractors the reason i am asking is i need a distributor... lance 727 504 6072
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The distributor on our KV was missing when we got it. Not finding an original small cap unit, I found that the unit from a John Deere 45 combine motor will fit right in and parts are easier to find.
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We got a couple of em'. fun little tractors and they always draw a crowd. if you are thinking of buying it there are couple things to check before you do. Make sure the exhaust manifold is not cracked...especially on the flat head engine. Also, check the oil in the trans. for water as they did not seal well behind the shift tower. Finally, check the oil in the final drives to the wheels. These were prone to leak because the fender was used to seal the outer half of the case ....drip....drip.. One last thing...just fyi to any other centaur owners, I'm working on trying to get a foundry to make us a manifold, let me know if you would like a copy. thanks JE
I have a 1936 KV I would like to know id there will be a exhaust manifold available and wheel seals

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I have a 38 centaur. Been sitting outside for a long time. I saved it from the scrap man. Mostly complete. Bad manifold. Its for sale fixer up or use for parts.
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