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Tom    Posted 11-13-2017 at 11:48:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Carb paint?
  • Wondering if the carbs were originally painted on the 9N? Was the assembled tractor painted, or did some of the assembly take place after painting.

    Gaspump    Posted 11-13-2017 at 15:26:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Originally painted on the line as part of the entire chassis assembly. Carbs were always on the engine as all engines were test run prior to meeting the chassis. Therefore the carbs with all rods, needles, springs and screws got painted chassis color, the intake was crudely taped as was the fuel inlet hence the intakes should show a paint line. There were over 450 versions of the M/S TSX carb built, Deere and Farmall were large users of the TSX so you may find them in most any color. Farmers often installed rebuilts as the price back then was in the $25 range. That was less expensive than a service call. Rebuilts (including gennys and starters) were usually painted black and sometimes no paint at all.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-13-2017 at 14:33:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Subassemblies were painted prior to assembly line if specs denoted it on blueprints. There is a picture of worker spray-painting a 2N as it rolls down the line with carb, generator, and other parts already assembled. I've worked on probably 250-250 M/S carbs in my lifetime and I've seen many unpainted, some that were black, some that were 9N gray, and some that were red. Heck I had one or two green, yellow, and orange ones as well. Only the Ford/Marvel-Schebler carb drawing would tell us if there was a paint spec denoted on it. Ditto for any other part supplied offline or by outside vendors. Here is a M/S TSX-33 carb, used on 9N, 2N, and early 8N models, that I recently rebuilt. I always blast and paint the body when I do a rebuild just because I like it better painted and I want the body halves free of dirt and debris.

    Marvel-Schebler TSX-33 Carb, rebuilt:

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-13-2017 at 11:56:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I believe they were painted in stages. The carb would have been painted before being put on the engine.

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