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From time to time we post about other tings here at the meadow and today we will talk about Annie, my 1949 Case Sc…. ¬†tomorrow we go back to the collies.. I promise. ūüôā

During the past week I finished up the decals on Annie and sealed up her exhaust pipe and waited…waited for the weekend. ¬†To test her and take her for a ride and to go to the gas station with her to gas her up for next Saturday’s parade. ¬†Well, after taking lil Hallie for a walk I went out and checked Annie’s gas level with a yardstick. ¬†Great, oil and anti-freeze great. ¬†Checked the decals, doing well and then checked the exhaust pipe and it looked good and dry.

I turned on the gas went around making sure she is in neutral and flipped the on switch on and talked to her saying “let’s go old girl” and hit the starter button. ¬†Instantly she jumped to life and with a growl snorted to life and then sat there and purred…..I have to admit I grinned….. she was running great!

I picked up Old Allis’ blanket that I use to cover them when working on them, to wipe up fluids and to wrap around the gas filler hole to keep gas off the paint and climbed on her. ¬†A bit more gas and I put her in gear. Now Annie has a hand clutch so no pushing of a pedal, just moving the clutch lever. ¬†I slowly let push the clutch lever forward and Annie made her throaty bellowy chugging noise and rolled forward out of the garage.

 

I stopped her there and took pictures and then we headed to the neighbor’s for a visit where I let her idle. ¬†Then we took off again with Annie giving that throaty bellow as we took off and we rolled along the road at her slow comfortable pace. ¬†Now Annie’s seat is on a spring loaded bar which unlike my WC’s does not have a shock absorber on it so you pleasantly rock up and down wherever you go.. bouncy, bouncy, bouncy… its actually quite fun.

We rolled along and made the turn into town and rolled along as cars passed us , some in annoyance because their lives are in a hurry and other passed waving, giving thumbs up or looking and grinning. ¬†Annie didn’t care she just pleasantly purred along perfectly and climbed the hill with the governor kicking in with her throaty response and up we went and then rolled along by the gas station.

We turned in and went through the lot with people staring and other’s trying to ignore us as is normal, but of course they couldn’t as people pointed, some waved and gave thumbs up.

A few women looked on and grinned and most men looked on and were obviously looking Annie over.  We pulled up to the pump, I idled her down and let her idle and then turned her off.

I filled her with gas and went in and paid and came out as a couple pulled up next to us and the guy grinned and nodded to me.  I could see people watching as I hit the starter button and Annie fired right up.  Instantly you could see the guys griing for here was this ancient tractor starting better than half the cars there.  We rolled off with her sounding nice and took off down the road.

The WC, Molly, goes down the road like she means business and the B, Old Allis goes down ¬†the road like a Model T tackling everything is a active way, but Annie is different. She just plods along carefree like. ¬†Never working, never changing speed she is a workhorse type spirit ready to do what needs to be done and the world around her can be collapsing and she would just keep running not worrying about anything…..

We rolled into the driveway and I pulled her into the garage and let her idle for a few minutes. ¬†She purred contentedly just a happy old tractor who seems to be glad to just be running…..

She is done. ¬†Except for the fenders one of which needs some major repairs for it was damaged by someone years ago. ¬†I am thinking of painting them Desert Sunset (a tan color used by Case after Annie’s time) just make her unique.

So, here are the pictures of Annie….. ¬†the first one is before when she came home a worn out wreck with a cracked head, burnt valves, broken valve springs, a messed up carb, electrical problems, leaking from every place imaginable yet running even then. ¬† Then you see her now…even though I was there for each step I can hardly believe this is the same tractor….. ¬†but she is…. a stubborn streak in her like any good workhorse she is however, unlike the WC, a gentle type who does her work slowly and methodically…. I may be an Allis guy but this old Case has a piece of my heart….

 

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dscf9235-Those of you interested look up Desert Sunset paint for Case and let me know if you think the fenders would look good int hat color… if you like. So, that is Annie…. two years of hard work……

 

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dscf9117– Here is Annie with her seat to be painted yet and her fenders to be fixed and painted. ¬†A few decals to go yet. Here you see the back end….

dscf9121-Here is Annie with her oil bath air cleaner intake stack painted and installed. ¬†As you can see I went all black on that….. I’ve tried to do an all orange out color scheme but on the fenders I have some thoughts and would like you all to voice your opinion. ¬†This will take some imagination so to help I will add a couple of pictures….

While Case made their tractors all orange in theis period.. okay.. it was called Flambeau Red… but look at it… ¬†my ideas for colors are not what they did….. Now Ford ¬†used to aint their cars in the 20’s and 30’s different colors but they painted the fenders black.

-Here is a later tractor with Desert Sunset….. now remember just the back fenders would be this color…

-Here is a Case SC with Desert Sunset, which was not its original color…

-I thought about black too…..

Or I can finally paint them the same color as the tractor!

 

What color do Annie2you think would look best? Here she is with orange fenders….

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-How about Sable?

 

 

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What a weekend… once in a while things go right and it is amazing how much work I was able to do on Annie, Party work and writing. ¬†The end is finally in sight!!!

The weekend started out backwards widscf9037th the battery cracking and leaking, but I got the headlights taken apart, rewired, put back together painted and installed and a new battery put in…. here is a pic of them on today…

Then, the Hydraulic Unit was finally done being rebuilt (my father loved doing that, he loves machines, hydraulics and all that!!) and we reinstalled it, refilled the fluid and no Leaks. Reformed the exhaust muffler pipe so the steering gear doesn;t hit it and put in the turn on/off valve on the gas tank and put the gas line back on. Then, Annie got painted on her left side all the way back to the hydraulic unit.. that includes left wheel!

Look, she looked Red…..

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-She actually looks Red.. ūüôā

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dscf9022-another view…. notice the wheel… I went with all orange…

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-Okay, time to play with us Collies!!!! Enough Tractors!!!! ¬†By the way, the Liverpool Reds won their final game today and finished in second two points out of first… very proud of them and next year will be our year Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez!!! ¬†YNWA!!!ONE OF OUR NATURE TRAIL WALKS BY RAVENNA JUNE OF 2002 021

 

 

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Yes, Annie got her eyes put back on today.. LOL… her headlights are on… no battery yet so I don;t know if they glow or not… but here we go….

dscf9001-0 peek a boo!!!!! can’t tell what color her headlights are can you?

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dscf8996-Still can’t tell? ¬†hehehehehe ¬†Annie is enjoying here attention… so let us try another angle..

dscf8997-here you go… if you can’t tell just click on the picture to enlarge…. ¬†as you can see… black with Silver won the polling….. what do you think?

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wait… if Annie has black, orange and silver does that make her a Sable Merle?

-Just give me 30 seconds with my flame thrower.. that is all I ask…. sigh….

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100_5723-It can’t be….. ¬†really…. sometimes I hate to admit it but he does get things right.. but rarely…

dscf5759-wow!!! ¬†Stunning….

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=There is a long ways to go but the light is at the end of the tunnel… for here is .. TAAA.. DAAA

dscf8990– ANNIE!!!!!

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coming along…..

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-So, what do you think……let me remind you what she looked like…

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All weekend I worked on Annie….sanding, cleaning, wire brushing and cleaning…. so now Annie is painted from the front to the back axle except for the oil pan…. as you can see the steering wheel is still wrapped for painting. ¬†Next is the seat, the fenders, axles and wheels….. then put the hydraulic unit back on and paint that and put it all together and then try to start it up after I do the oil pan. ¬†Hopefully old Annie will run when we go to start her. Below are some pictures ¬†of what she looks like now.

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Wow! It is shiny!   Collies like! Wait.. that is Annie? !!!

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dscf4992-Yes, it looks like it has come a long way…. when do I get to crash it into the nieghbor’s car?

-today before I got back to work on the old Case SC I put Annie’s hood and gas tank on for a shot… then I took them off and she is now ready for priming and painting from the back of the engine to the rear axles….. it took 4.5 hours today and 2 hours last night to get this part ready….. then I put some new connectors on for the headlights, pulled them from the switch, taped over the gauges and steering wheel so they dont get painted and did lots of other little items that will never show up on the pictures….

-So, don’t mind the mess under Annie, but here is a quick shot of her with her hood and gas tank on….. ūüôā

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With more snow on the ground than I have ever seen at this time in March we are all going crazy waiting to get out and do the spring, summer and fall things like run with the collies all day, work om and drive the tractors and work in the garden.¬† So, today after fixing the garage door that tried to fall off its rails I took out all three tractors. ūüôā Old Allis ran like a champ like always.¬†¬† Here she is showing off with Annie my Case SC.

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Old Allis has had a decent rest the past couple of weeks……

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Here is Molly my Allis Chalmers WC…. she sputtered a bit today and I figure she needs some spark plug wires and some new spark plugs…. then she will run perfect again.. she is due for a tune-up….

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Here is Annie, the Case SC running…. if you look at the left front tire and the axle post up to the turning arm you will see it is all new paint.¬† What color is it?¬† She started up today and ran really good. So, I snuck her out of the garage and drove her into the snow.¬† She ran great and this was her first spin out of the garage since her tune-up.¬† She is a lot more lively than before and she did something to day she never did before … she took off in 4th gear … before she never had enough power to do so.¬† So, I put the throttle down to just above idle and tried fourth gear and she took off even then!¬† We spun around for a bit and had a bit of fun before I put her back.

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Dad.. can we go play now?  Yes!! YAY!!!!

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YAY!!! We are having lots of fun….. all together now let run and bark uncontrollably…. muwahahahaha

A song about Allis Chalmers…. its history and as it says the first tractors with rubber tires were Allis’…. the same year they became Persian Orange…. thanks for reading! ūüôā

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