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Extra Hole in 1939 B Hood Question ?

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John in NC

11-04-2002 19:25:45

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I have recently restored a 1939 B and had a question about an extra hole in the hood sheet metal. The hole is on the right side above the oil filter area with a triangular three bolt pattern around the hole. As far as I know this is the original hood and has had something bolted to these holes at one time because the tightened bolt marks are there. I have No idea what this attachment could have been. Does anyone have a clue? I would appreciate any comments...Thanks, John (see picture URL)

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Dick L

11-05-2002 12:37:12

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 Re: Extra Hole in 1939 B Hood Question ? in reply to John in NC, 11-04-2002 19:25:45  
I have one in my stuff, if ya want ta see what they look like.

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John in NC

11-04-2002 20:03:36

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 Re: Extra Hole in 1939 B Hood Question ? in reply to John in NC, 11-04-2002 19:25:45  
Thanks Butch and Joe for the quick reply. I had heard of these tanks but did not realize this one had one. I guess I need to look for one to fill the holes. Yes I was fortunate to have the original gas and radiator caps. I still need to find an original air cleaner cap to finish the project. I have a temp gauge on order. Thanks again, John...... PS I just posted a complete picture in the photo gallery...

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11-05-2002 04:12:08

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 Re: Re: Extra Hole in 1939 B Hood Question ? in reply to John in NC, 11-04-2002 20:03:36  
Saw in the gallery that you used Martin Senior. Mind posting the number and how much per gallon?

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11-04-2002 19:35:17

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 Re: Extra Hole in 1939 B Hood Question ? in reply to John in NC, 11-04-2002 19:25:45  
The holes in the hood are for a small starter tank for gasoline. Used with the low-grade fuel engines because they wouldn't start with kerosene or distillate. After running and warmed up you switched over to the low-grade fuel. I like the original caps on the fuel tank and radiator, don't see too many of those. If you want to equip the tractor with the starter tank they are available repro.

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Joe M

11-04-2002 19:50:58

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 Re: Re: Extra Hole in 1939 B Hood Question ? in reply to Butch(OH), 11-04-2002 19:35:17  
John, Butch is correct
I posted a couple of pictures of them in the parts & pieces photo section

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11-04-2002 19:59:40

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 Re: Re: Re: Extra Hole in 1939 B Hood Question ? in reply to Joe M, 11-04-2002 19:50:58  
Nice job on the tractor looks good. The holes are for a starter tank. Common on Wd and Wd-45 but that is the first I have evr seen on a B. Truly rare! Must be an early B huh?

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John in NC

11-04-2002 20:23:26

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Extra Hole in 1939 B Hood Question ? in reply to Justin, 11-04-2002 19:59:40  
Thanks Justin, Its a 39 model serial 31915 so its fairly early. I guess with the availibility of good grade gasoline they just pitched these tanks. I put a complete pic in the gallery.Thanks..John

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