Christopher, thank you for the explanation: I had never heard of IHC supplying parts to Case during Case's letter series, so I was prepared for all sorts of new information!
I do have to say that the humor of the original comment completely escaped me. This is probably since he was referring to an SC as close to IHC only because it wasn't the greatest of Case models. I'll forgive a comment like that once, now, but not again! ~grins~
All the tractor brand jokes aside, I will grant you Case folks that the reputation of the D series and V series precedes you. I look forward to seeing a Case as a possible project!
Thank you for the input.