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AC newbie WD?

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03-24-2002 10:47:31

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forgive me, this is my first AC. i paid for and picked up what i thought was a WD-45. but i'm not sure. it has hand brakes, once part rear axle with final drives, seat is right offset, clutch peddle made of half-round barstock. exhaust pipe is not through the hood but out of the left hood side opening. had a 6 volt batt box in front of left rear axle. small tool box to the right of the transmission, with another small open tool box under the gas tank that also houses the light tube ends. i can find no SN other than casting numbers. the decals say WD 45 but are much newer than orginal. What is it that i have? also what is the shaft that mounts above and behind the transmission at 90 degrees to the drive line? there appears to be 1/2 of an overrunning clutch on the right end of the shaft. in the pictures i have the belt drive comes through a hole in the frame, this shaft is above and toward the rear from the belt drive. i need a good book, but need to identify before purchasing book. nomatter what model AC it is, i'm happy with the price i paid. To my knowledge this is the first orange tractor ever on this farm.

Thanks for the help,

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Dave K (Fl)

03-24-2002 12:13:07

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 Re: AC newbie WD? in reply to rhudson, 03-24-2002 10:47:31  
I would say you have a WC, The WD was made starting in 1948 and the WC discontinued. The WD-45 with more horses than the WD was made starting in the early 50's. Definatly you do not have a WD or WD-45. Unfortunatly decals are cheap and can be pasted anywhere. The WC is a good tractor but the WD series was a big improvement. If you paid the price of a WD-45 then you better try to get at least some of your money back. That is unless you have a special WC. Don't know much about the WC's myself. Always used WD's when we farmed.


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03-24-2002 15:25:46

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 Re: Re: AC newbie WD? in reply to Dave K (Fl), 03-24-2002 12:13:07  
I paid $200 for it sight unseen. i had intensions of rebuilding it to try entry into pulling club. when i saw it, i thought it wasn't a 45, but i also felt i could get it running. today we pull started it. i'l sure the owner never dreamed it would run again (no one else either). it runs good as is, with no smoke. i guess i'll do a little work on it and put it to work on the farm. i'll keep looking for a junk wd-45.

I knew you fellows could pin down the model even with the poor description i gave. Thanks Fellows.

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Brian G. NY

03-25-2002 06:27:35

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 Re: Re: Re: AC newbie WD? in reply to rhudson, 03-24-2002 15:25:46  
$200 for a running WC? It was certainly misrepresented, but you got a great deal anyway!

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Bryan Smith

03-25-2002 05:28:49

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 Re: Re: Re: AC newbie WD? in reply to rhudson, 03-24-2002 15:25:46  
Check out the Tractor Serial Number section on my webpage - it shows the location for a WC serial number. Hope that helps.

By the way, I saw a WC recently with a modified D17 engine in it pulling over 100 hp through that stock WC rear end. Fod for thought ...! :-)

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joe wasson

03-24-2002 20:45:14

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 Re: Re: AC newbie WD? in reply to JMS/MN, 03-24-2002 11:53:25  
Welcome to the wonderful world of ORANGE! As you probably know you have a WC. NOT a WD or WD45. But you still have a good tractor....hopefully you didn't give to much for it. Here in IOWA you usually can't run fast enough to give one away which is why I have 2 of them! In their day they were quite the unit, easy to maintain and idiot proof to run. Good luck with your WC as your journey of orange knowledge as just begun!

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