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No.55 baler engine.


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Hello all, a few weeks ago I had bought what I thought was a normal 1945 Farmall A. The more I looked it over the more confused I got. I did some looking and the engine prefix is IMAM which from what I understand is a No. 55 baler engine prefix. What engines did those series of balers use? The serial number is 22479 and the cast date is 4-26-Z (1954) and the cast # is 356318R2 I believe its a C-113 but I also thought it could be a C-123.

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I pulled the neighbor's #55-T baler for quite a few years, C-113 engine with radiator and about 4-5 gallon gas tank is correct. The cast iron right angle drive gearbox with a flat belt pulley 5 inches wide and 6 inches diameter is correct, the lever behind the big pulley/flywheel moved idler pulley to tighten the flat belt and run baler.  Plenty of power for the baler.

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On 10/24/2021 at 11:53 PM, DOCTOR EVIL said:

I pulled the neighbor's #55-T baler for quite a few years, C-113 engine with radiator and about 4-5 gallon gas tank is correct. The cast iron right angle drive gearbox with a flat belt pulley 5 inches wide and 6 inches diameter is correct, the lever behind the big pulley/flywheel moved idler pulley to tighten the flat belt and run baler.  Plenty of power for the baler.

The No.55 baler is listed as having either C-60 (Cub) OR a C-113 (Super A) engine (1954 US domestic specifications) I have a service manual for the C-113 engine as fitted to the No.55 baler. According to my service manual there are two serial numbers listed for this engine. The POWER UNIT (chassis) serial number is on a plate on the carburetor side of the flywheel housing (55B..... ) The ENGINE serial number is stamped on the magneto side of the engine crankcase and to the right side of the magneto  (IMAM.....)  This engine is a specialised version of the U-2A power unit. The standard U-2A uses Farmall Super A tinwork.  The baler engines looked very different to this as they had a mesh chaff screen box as their grille and an almost flat plain metal panel as their hood. 

Regards from Michael H.🛠️

 

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