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Farmall Super A? Question


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Old 04-27-2011, 10:33:40 PM
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Default Farmall Super A? Question

hello, i have a farmall A with hydraulic lift and the serial # starts out with FAA and bore for #1 piston is 3" ,#2 & #3 piston is 3&1/4", #4 piston is 3".. What the heck? Is this how the piston size is for Super A's? Do i even have a super A? The sticker on the hood reads ONLY "A-Cultivision" Can anyone tell me anything about this A? or Super A? what is it and is this how the bore should be? Im thinking i might have an engine that has been screwed with and would this engine even run ok with the bore size as measured? Thanks stakers!
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Default Re: Farmall Super A? Question...

It should still run, but not sure about the vibration issue here!
It would sure sound weird while running!---someone was too tight to rebore all 4 to match,--or that would be my opinion here!---I never heard of only re-boring half of an engine then putting it back together! thanks; sonny
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Default Re: Farmall Super A? Question...

I can't imagine there not being a vibration problem having both larger pistons on the same side of the crankshaft.......
I think you should either finish the job or sleeve them back to standard.
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I can't imagine there not being a vibration problem having both larger pistons on the same side of the crankshaft.......
I think you should either finish the job or sleeve them back to standard.
i know a guy that used to have the front cyl on a pulling truck engine a smaller bore,so if he got protested he would use that cyl to volume test! yes it was balanced the same as the other pistons and he was way over total cu in limit.
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Default Re: Farmall Super A? Question

maybe you have a tractor built for tractor pulling.....
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Default Re: Farmall Super A? Question

Thank you all for the info so far..Im still trying to find out if this is a Super A or A cultivision or possibly a Super A1? Seriel number reads FAA- 34281 and the engine number reads 344677G And i will let everyone know how it runs when i get the gasket set in...I guess its impossible to find a head gasket to this certain piston size that this engine has....I got this tractor the other day where it sat in the weeds unused for many yrs...here is the pic..tractor also has a fast hitch on the rear. thank again stakers for the given knowledge.
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Default Re: Farmall Super A? Question

The hydraulic lift was only available on the Super A, as far as I know.
Are you sure you have a 3 1/4" bore and not 3 1/8" bore? The standard bore for an A and a Super A would be 3", but most rebuild kits are supplied with the larger 3 1/8" bore sleeves that were standard on the later 100 series tractors. I doubt that someone would go through the trouble of actually boring the engine out to 3 1/4" especially since it is a wet sleeve engine.
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Default Re: Farmall Super A? Question

Yes,its a 3&1/4" bore. My younger brother who has had a few farmall super engines couldnt believe it also..Im waiting on a gasket set to see how the engine runs! This was for sure built, the 3" pistons are cast and the 3&1/4" pistons are aluminum..
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Hey, sometimes you just gotta use what you have.
I say run it. It's one of a kind........Hopefully!
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That's right Weezer!
You should see some of the combinations we have come up with.
No harm in using what you have on hand. It does not matter what it looks like; so long as it does the job. Ours are Workhorses not Showhorses!
You won't find our stuff at the shows.
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Default Re: Farmall Super A? Question

Candy, the "Workhorses" at the shows around here seem to attract more attention than the "Showhorses". They are the ones usually belted up to something or pulling an implement out in the field.
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Candy, the "Workhorses" at the shows around here seem to attract more attention than the "Showhorses". They are the ones usually belted up to something or pulling an implement out in the field.
That's right Phil! The owners aren't afraid to get them dirty and scuffed up. I love watching them in action as they intended to be use.
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Default Re: Farmall Super A? Question

Casemaker, i think the engine was built for pulling...I never had a super engine run this strong and with such a fast running gear! It really felt i was getting 20 mph up the driveway...Ithink these tractors were set for 11-12 mph in high gear?...No odd jumping or engine throw when running...I was very surprised for this running with the 3&1/4" pistons...I do get a puff of smoke from the stuck rings when i goose it...Hopefully i can get that to go away with a can of engine restore..I will close this thread by saying thank you to all stakers for the info given...I defenitetly got a 1 of a kind super A! hope i can pull in a lower pulling class this summer..I guess i will have to weight it down alot.
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