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Well we finally got around to getting it a new battery, got it started and gave
it a bath. As some of you know it's been a rough 11 months, Father In Law
passed away last July, it was his tractor, and then I lost both my parents
this past Feb and Mar. There just hasn't been enough time and we really
haven't felt like doing much more than what had to be done to keep things
going and with my back problems I can only do so much anymore. We
picked up a new battery the other day dropped it in today and
she fired right up even after setting for over a year. This was actually the
first time I've ever driven it. If you've never driven one of these open wheel type
tractors it's definitely a different type feeling. I think I'll try to find a set of
fenders for it. I just feel a bit strange riding on that seat while two big rear
tires are turning right beside me.

BTW: Anyone know why there's shackles hanging off the frame, see 4th picture
and the drawbar hitch has hole is very elongated hole, is that normal or
from wear, The hitch is not original, the original broke many years ago and the FIL
bought a used one and put it on.









 

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That is a great looking tractor. Thanks for the pics.
 

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The only reason I can think of for the hook on the front is to make it easy to chain the front when the tractor is going to a show. I noticed a small tag on one frame rail that gives the year. Did your FIL show this H much?
Dave
 

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Thats a nice looking H ,you can tell your FIL took alot of pride in it.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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The only reason I can think of for the hook on the front is to make it easy to chain the front when the tractor is going to a show. I noticed a small tag on one frame rail that gives the year. Did your FIL show this H much?
Dave
My FIL bought the tractor about 7 years ago from the restorer. The guy that
restored it use to show it. He stills calls occasionally and checks on it, I think
he regrets selling it.

One reason my FIL bought it was because when he was like 12 he wanted an
H but his Dad said it was too heavy and bought a C. He always wanted a Super H
and found this in the NC Agricultural Review and drove halfway across the state
with money in hand and bought. He paid way more than he should have but
once he saw it he had too have it. FIL had a stroke about 6 years ago and then
passed away last July so he never really got to enjoy it. It's going to be with
us for a long time as far as I know. I do want to add some fenders to it.
 

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The shackles off the back are probably to chain it down to the trailer. As DLF IN is probably right about the front hook as well. You could remove them unless you are going to trailer it a whole lot. I would keep them on. they would be good for hooking a chain to when pulling anything at the house.

As for the fenders they are more for looks than function. The clam shell fenders only cover a little bit of the tires and none of the top. My M doesn't bother me a whole lot being open like that but it's more a personal preference than anything.

Yes the elongated hole is normal. I've seen some with no elongation and a lot of elongation.

Awesome looking tractor too. Hope that my M will look similar to that one day.

T.C.
 

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That is one NICE looking superH!!! The elongated hole is from wear, but nothing to worry about. Fenders are availlable new in a nice repro and I would recomend the extensions to raise them and get them off the seat so you have a little room.
 

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Question about the gas bowl. What kind of seal/packing is behind the nut
where you turn the fuel off? I've got a very slow leak even with it shut off
around the valve stem. Can I fix it or will I have to buy a new gas bowl
assembly? I tightened the 1/2" nut just a hair that the shut stem goes
through and that sem to help a bit.

It's got just a bit of a miss when running, not bad but you hear a bit. Thinking
about running some Seafoam through it. I cleaned the bowl out before
putting gas in it, it had a bunch of crap in it and put a new gasket above the
glass bowl. I probably should have pulled the screen above the bowl and
cleaned it.

I've got one of those cheap IH service manuals you can pick up at TSC but
it covers so many models it's nearly useless. I want to learn more about this
tractor so I can keep going for a long time. It will probably only be used for
putting around. We're going to try and start it at least once a month.
 

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Well we finally got around to getting it a new battery, got it started and gave
it a bath. As some of you know it's been a rough 11 months, Father In Law
passed away last July, it was his tractor, and then I lost both my parents
this past Feb and Mar. There just hasn't been enough time and we really
haven't felt like doing much more than what had to be done to keep things
going and with my back problems I can only do so much anymore. We
picked up a new battery the other day dropped it in today and
she fired right up even after setting for over a year. This was actually the
first time I've ever driven it. If you've never driven one of these open wheel type
tractors it's definitely a different type feeling. I think I'll try to find a set of
fenders for it. I just feel a bit strange riding on that seat while two big rear
tires are turning right beside me.

BTW: Anyone know why there's shackles hanging off the frame, see 4th picture
and the drawbar hitch has hole is very elongated hole, is that normal or
from wear, The hitch is not original, the original broke many years ago and the FIL
bought a used one and put it on.









tHAT'S A REAL NICE LOOKING SUPER H. Looks like a 1954. Nice pictures.
 
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