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    Antique pulling, not a molested tractor

    I am new to the forum so please excuse my ignorance to forum rules as I am still reading and learning.
    I have a 46 or 47 long hood/slant dash all fuel A. I enjoy local county fair tractor pulling even though I regularly take dead last. I have tried pulling on both gas and diesel fuel thanks to having a working set of shutters to help maintain engine temp. That being said I do better burning gas. My question is on magneto timing. I have a 25 degree drive cup and have the starting/impulse timing set to fire when the Mark's on the flywheel and cause cover line up. I had the running timing set at roughly 25 degrees. I have a theory that today's fuels burn faster and ignite easier so I have set my run timing currently set at 15 degrees advance to see how it pulls in the upcoming contest. I am however curious on everyone's opinion or past experiences with what I am planning on trying. I am not trying to place first in every poll I go to but middle of the feild would be nice.
    Thanks in advance for the replies.
    1946 electric start A, and 1950 A

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    I would think that a day of pulling with multiple variables like timing being kept accounted for in a logbook. You should record everything you can think of to track performance if you are shooting for every lb in pulling force. 10* is HUGE. I would go 2* and try. Then try another 2*. Keep a log and keep going. You will find what works and what doesn't.
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    welcome from south central western Pa.

    show us a pic of ur A-ok we love pics here

    i should of looked at ur join date before i welcomed u-sorry about
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim55 View Post
    welcome from south central western Pa.

    show us a pic of ur A-ok we love pics here

    i should of looked at ur join date before i welcomed u-sorry about
    I may have resisted in 2014, but I am new here so thanks for the warm welcome. I have moved a few time and now bought a house so I have dug out all my old registrations and password. I would love to post a pic of my A even though it's not much to look at but I haven't figured out how yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Afan View Post
    I may have resisted in 2014, but I am new here so thanks for the warm welcome. I have moved a few time and now bought a house so I have dug out all my old registrations and password. I would love to post a pic of my A even though it's not much to look at but I haven't figured out how yet.
    i am not much help in telling or showing u how to post a pic here. i am sorry about that-but it took these fellas probably 2 yrs to help me understand certain ways to post or do things on here

    for my laptop-i know how to download the pics off my phone to my puter(a laptop)
    then upload them to whatever post u want to show them.

    in the help section is diagramed posts of how to do it-very well done-line by line.

    otherwise ask Diesel shadow man as he knows this place inside and out--that's why he carries the big-big hammer to make sure we stay in line on here. he is very helpful--as is others too. very helpful-oh did i already say that
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    2-54inch jd snow plows, jd-5ft-pull brush hog,

    2018 835R gas model gator-"aka" the Cadillac i say!! 6ft jd snow plow-which already has a dtac out on it. i got just about everything on it i could at the time

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    Hope this works. I traded a case of beer for the lister, which I used to break sod for the garden we planted when we lived at this place.
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    I'd say that is a good looking old girl that you have.
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    This tractor started out as a me and grandpa thing, but pancreatic cancer got grandpa. I just kept plugging away at it over the last 12 years. The 1950 model A in my signature I am the second owner of. I bought it from an older gentalman on the Indian reservation. I was come alonging the tractor onto the trailer when the old man disappeared, I started looking for him thinking, I hope he didn't fall down and die when he came out of the house with original owners manual and all the original sale paper work.
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    We have 2 As. My experience with tractor pulling is...they are all cheating. If you ain't cheatin', ya ain't tryin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDrew View Post


    We have 2 As. My experience with tractor pulling is...they are all cheating. If you ain't cheatin', ya ain't tryin'.
    AMEN friend
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