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Re: Case DC4 carb freezing

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10-29-2012 12:44:29

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A DC4 that starts in winter? I can only dream about that. Mine won't start on the hottest day of summer if it pulled by another tractor. I call it my "pull start tractor". Carburetor icing is a problem on most of my gas engines but as stated by others, just shut down for a few minutes to let the engine heat up the intake manifold and that usually clears it up and keeps it ice free on my Cockshutt 40, IH Loadstar, Olds engined pickup truck, etc.

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10-30-2012 12:14:06

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 Re: Case DC4 carb freezing in reply to rusty6, 10-29-2012 12:44:29  

On the farm we had a 39 DC with the 5505 hi comp head and M&W pop up pistons. It would not start even in its stock form on 6 V so I know exactly what you mean. We converted it to 12V and it was reliable at any temp. We would start it at -20 if needed with no problem. unless you are a purist who likes to sit and stare at his "correct" tractor that he cannot use I heartily recommend a 12 V conversion, a good rebuild on the starter to assure it's condition and if spark is an issue a good look at the mag/ dist. whichever the Case may be.
I've heard all the stuff about heavy cables and hi cranking amp 6 V batteries but I first drove that 39 when I was only big enough to hold the steering wheel standing on the floorboard while Dad and Mom threw bales on a wagon while I kept it straight down the rows, Dad did the hand clutch and told me to keep her straight. I'm goin on 68 now and still have it and I know pretty much what makes her tick.

If you're gonna use it, 12V it!

This post was edited by mEl at 12:14:32 10/30/12.

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