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1938 Case RC

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tractor hank

11-12-2006 19:54:04

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I have a 1938 Case RC with electric start. When it is full of oil and running it sometimes leaks a fair amount of oil where the starter bolts on to the bell housing. Any idea what is causing this. Otherwise tractor runs great with no problems.

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11-12-2006 23:17:53

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 Re: 1938 Case RC in reply to tractor hank , 11-12-2006 19:54:04  
The RC and her siblings used a wet clutch, basicalily meaning the engine bypassed a certain amount of oil out of the back of the crankshaft and it went into the transmission input shaft, which was drilled to move the oil into the clutch area. It flooded the bellhousing with the extra oil (about 2 quarts) With the engine running the flywheel picked up the excess oil and by centrifical force slung into a recess at the top of the bellhousing where it then drained back into the engine crankcase the bolts all have to be tight and there needs to be a good seal around the starter nose housing and good seal in the starter itself it is a nusiance that it leaks but it can be stopped, hopefully the engine wont need split from the transmission to clean out the drain back hole. check EBAY out there is a guy called 86thIllinois selling reprints of RC manuals email me if you cant get the info. best luck! maybe one of these winter days I will get around to posting some pics of my 38 RC project I am about 1/2 way done with It (money money money)

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tractor hank

11-14-2006 19:36:37

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 Re: 1938 Case RC in reply to fshook, 11-12-2006 23:17:53  
Thanks for the info. I think the gasket where the starter nose fits into the bell housing must be leaking. Is that a gasket that can be bought, and if so from where, or is that one I will have to make?

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