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Rich Welk--A O Smith Welder/FA140

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Old 03-05-2008, 08:12:26 PM
Bud Tierney Bud Tierney is offline
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Rich: Didn't know if you were still getting replies to your original post.
You said your engine was an FA140...there's lots of F140's, but I didn't recall ever seeing an "FA" or "Fa" listing (there're FO Cont's, which are OHV versions of Cont L-heads).
A day or so ago, on another forum, re' the differerences between a Cont F163 and a Cont F163A, someone replied that they had formerly had an FA163, a military engine...
This is just a heads-up in case your FA140 was a military engine, or the whole rig was military, because engine specs, and parts, for military versions of stock engines are NOT always the same as the civilian version.
If your engine was originally military, it may or may not need special parts. With sympathy, Bud
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Bud I also have a FA140 engine in my P&H welder. According to the parts manual the military engines were designated by the prefix FS. Below is the statement in the manual. I am at the point where I need to take my block and other parts to a machine shop and I will see just what the part availability is for these engines. Wish me luck!

F-4 SERIES This refers to the following engine models;
F124, F4124, F135, F140, F4140, FA140, F162, F4162,
FA162 & F163. FS145, FS162 & FS4145 are military models that
fall into the F-4 series with very limited parts availability.
F-4 series late models are F135 & F163.
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:17:21 PM
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Tommy: Many thxx for the heads-up on the F Cont military designations.

Rich and Tommy and All: If you need obsolete Continental parts, Montes' Equipment (Chicago) and Gerrad Moon there, apparently their obsolete Cont expert, (or one of them) are highly recommended by many on the old tractor sites; Ive not dealt with them myself, but I've read many posts about their being both helpful and resouceful, with a large stock of parts, and not one negative mention. (attn: Gerrad Moon), or
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