Good Thing I Had A Spare

By Staff
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The Centaur: Larry Fish at the Sanborn Show
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The Centaur: At home, with restoration 95% complete.
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Drive chain.
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Going back together.
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Stand up clutch and brake pedals.
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Stub axles and inboard double brake plates on each side.

5126 Walmare Road Sanborn, New York 14132

I am a retired structural steel iron worker of eleven years. I
retired at 62 and got busy on my favorite hobby. I have had a few
one cylinder engines, but my main interest is old tractors. I think
you have a great magazine.

I did some ‘horse trading’ and got a Centaur in exchange
for a Ferguson (derelict). I thought I could restore the Centaur,
but the cast iron frame was broken and pieces missing. Then I ran
across another one on Route 77 in the southern tier of New York. I
purchased it and started the restoration. The engine ran good but
the tractor was a mess! It’s a good thing I had a spare for
parts. I did a lot of work on it. I had to remove the chain drive
rear to get at the inboard double disc brakes on each side that
worked off the stub axles. The fenders also serve as the chain
housings. I don’t have much information on this animal. It has
a cast iron dash and grill. It was used for mowing along the
highway in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. Its colors
were yellow, red, and Navy Grey for the Navy. It has a stand up
clutch and brake pedals. It has four gears and a 4-cylinder
overhead LeRoi engine. Other details: serial number S14904: engine
#19 x 6965, model D140-1; 3 x 3 5/8 bore and
stroke; patent pending 2035867; trans. #014-59.

I would appreciate any information on it. It is an industrial
model C.I., almost the same as the agricultural model K.V. I would
like to hear from readers. I also have a four cylinder Novo
stationary pump unit, L-head engine C.W. 1333846, bore and stroke 3
x 4 (that’s all that is on the plate), for which I need
information.

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