Well, over the holidays we went and got the 1938 CE power unit and other Case equipment I bought a while back. The CE is in pieces, but looks to be pretty well all there. I have a few requests, though.
We could only find the left hood side. There is a cutout for the exhaust and for the oil pressure button in this panel. I'll have to make the right side using the left side as a pattern. From looking at the right side of the engine and tractors, I don't think anything would require a cutout in the right side panel. Is this true? Does anyone have pictures of the right side panel?
Tom, I know you mentioned that your CE is in the back of a shed and bit hard to get to. I won't be doing this project for a while, so do you think you could put it on a back burner of things to look at?
Also, I'm missing the angle irons that go along the bottom of the engine sides with the two draw latches on each side. These are used to latch the sides down. I don't even know how these bars attach to the engine. I'm assuming one end bolts to the cast mount in front and the other end bolts to the CE front fuel tank/rear hood mount. I'd like to make these as original as possible. Again, if Tom or anyone with experience or pictures could help me out I'd appreciate it.
I've included a few pictures to start the gears turning. There is an LE thrown in to show the latches in use. Also, I included an illustration from a 1935 L and C brochure. This L tractor doesn't appear to have the lower angle iron. Is this an artist mistake, or was there another method of latching the bottom of the sides down?
Thanks to all!