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Todays Find 1945 Cletrac HG-42


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Picked this up today, runs out good, its had a few "modifications" but thats ok I have an evil plan for it

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Littlebit of over spray at a few places, otherwise it is a good looking machine. I wish I had one like it. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925
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It looks better in photos than in person, but it is a runner with new steering clutches. It needs some other work but Im happy with it.

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There thats much better, blade no more.

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Is it an IXB or an IXK engine? I see it has a distributor instead of a mag.
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Good question, the guy I got it from didnt know. What do I need to look for to tell between those two engines?

Edit: This does have a water pump, so IXB?

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Look on the left side of the block near the top. The Hercules model number and serial number of the engine should be stamped in a flat area near the top center of the block.
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UX4 D3, 2559097. Same side of engine block, lower front, J4 4, October 4th 1944?

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I believe it is some type of transplant and not an original Herc. It sits wrong and has a much larger starter than the original IXA-B. We need several more closeup pics of both sides of the engine and especially the connection to the transmission to ID the unit. As mentioned in another HG thread people have adapted all kinds of power units to these tractors. Ed B
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I knew the engine wasnt original to the crawler before purchase.

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