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Steve in N.J.

12-15-2002 15:56:47

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The RC came about by dropping the B engine into the WC frame rails. The RC model started in 39' and went to 1941. There were only a few years of this model made and total production was just over 84,000. The major problem that the RC had was to much tractor, and not enough engine. Personally, I think they're pretty cool & have a lot of character, but according to some of my books, definetely not a "powerhouse". You can probably get the engine free. Being the RC originated from the WC, the wheels I would think are the same as the WC. Actually, the RC is a streamlined WC. I wouldn't mind finding one of those some day myself for my next project... Steve B.

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David Maddux

12-16-2002 05:16:52

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 Re: Re: RC in reply to Steve in N.J., 12-15-2002 15:56:47  
Something I might add to what Steve had to say, The RC also had a lower gear rear end than the WC had. An old timer told me that back in the old days people would take the RC rear end and put it in a WC to give it more power. If that happened very often there may not be as many RC's out there as we might think. Dave.

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12-16-2002 07:31:04

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 Re: Re: Re: RC in reply to David Maddux, 12-16-2002 05:16:52  

I've heard that is a favorite trick of antique tractor pullers too....

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12-16-2002 17:39:38

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: RC in reply to Eldon, 12-16-2002 07:31:04  
While this may work, the RC rear has only one bearing on the REAR of the pinion shaft, the WC has two, both have a single bearing on the front of this shaft. The WC is more rugged.

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12-15-2002 17:11:49

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 Re: Re: RC in reply to Steve in N.J., 12-15-2002 15:56:47  
I have to disagree, I think there were only about 5,000 made. They are definatley desirable, even while being a little underpowered, just because they are rare. Now don't get me wrong, they will still do a lot of work. I have seen one in stock condition pull well at a antique tractor pull. I would go for it if you can get it for a reasonable price. All of the small AC engines will fit I think, B, C, CA, Maybe the D 10-D12, but not sure of it.

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Steve in N.J.

12-15-2002 17:38:07

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 Re: Re: Re: RC in reply to Tom, 12-15-2002 17:11:49  
You're correct Tom! 5,501 to be exact! I was looking on my production sheet and accidently dropped down a line as I was going across. 84,030 is production on the C model. Sorry Brandon!! My mistake. (that's what I get for not puttin' on ma glasses..) It still is one of my favorites! Steve B.

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12-15-2002 18:07:22

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: RC in reply to Steve in N.J., 12-15-2002 17:38:07  
No problem Steve. Thank you both for the information. I haven't heard a price on the tractor yet. when I do, i'll let you know to see if it is reasonable. What do they usually go for? It looks to be complete, minus the magneto. I know where there are a couple junk B's and C's so parts shouldn't be a problem. Again, thanks a lot. Brandon

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Tim in NY

12-16-2002 03:29:56

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: RC in reply to Brandon, 12-15-2002 18:07:22  
Brandon, I'm restoring an RC now. Mine was stuck, and in rough condition and I pd $350 for it. There are some parts that are unique to the RC,such as the radiator, radiator shell, gas tank saddle,and gas tank, and the front rims.Parts such as these can be a little tough to come by so check them out good. Good luck, Tim

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