A Reader’s Case Tractor

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PHOTO COURTESY OF RALPH C. FULLER
This is my Case tractor. It is old, but in perfect condition. Iuse it to do all kinds of jobs at our Annual Fair. On the binder,stacking the grain etc. The V-wheel on the rear is for operatingits mounted mower. It is cleaned and painted, and the tires, as youcan see are nearly new.

The Gas Engine Magazine is a fine new publication and fills a
distinct need for the gap between gas and steam however, my first
love is steam, but since all of us nuts cannot afford or have
access to a steam engine and gas engines are much more easily
obtained, we must be satisfied with them, and I am one whose second
choice is taken by them.

I have 4 small gas engines, 3 running and the 4th in the
restoration process. They are a LB IHC 3-5 hp, 11/2 or 2 hp Witte,
with high tension Wico EK magneto and spark plug ignition, 2 hp
Stover, same ignition as Witte, and a 11/2 hp Fairbanks-Morse I am
now restoring, made in December of 1919 and has Bosch high tension
oscillating magneto with spark plug ignition. All engines have
nice, flat belt pulleys and are mounted or will be mounted on 2 or
4 wheel trucks to facilitate handling. I have enjoyed working over
these machines and keep with the smaller sizes due to handling and
storage problems. Flat belting is obtainable easily, together with
Clipper or Alligator belt lacing, belt dressing and the split type
flat pulley is easy to find not so easy are the original cast iron
flat pulleys or clutch pulleys. My engines also have staring cranks
and keep them under cover. Use the engines also have starting
cranks and will have a water pump rigged up in time. Best of luck
and keep on building up the magazine. Wish it came every month.

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