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I figured since I have been working on this old guy for the past 8 months I should probably start a resto post. My dad and I have always been Simplicity guys. My throwaway Broadmoor was dying and I have a couple collector buddies who have older CASE 180-195's and while driving home from Lowe's one day I found this "190" for $450. I stopped and talked to the guy who was a jockey and we agreed to trade my dying Simplicity for it. It was a wedding present from my dad anyways and he gave it to me because it was always broken and he knows I know how to fix stuff. Anyways, he dropped it off and after a more thorough inspection noticed it was a 195, and a late one at that. That's where Hydriv let me in on this site, while posting for help on another site that I commonly visit for antique tractors. I just got done with an engine overhaul, block bored, ect, trans clean out/inspection, repaired/replaced some missing/broken body parts, and a good cleaning and rewire. I also replaced the carb as someone had broken it where the air cleaner mounts. I still have an old Allis and 3 other vintage Simplicitys also, but this thing is making me lean twords selling all of them and finding a 444! What a brick. My antique tractor collection centers around 12 CASE tractors from 1925 to 1968 so this 195 fits right in. Here are some pictures. I have bought quite a few parts from my local Ingersoll dealer to my surprise. I have a 44" deck, E36 snow caster, and a blade but the model is known as I think it is actually pre-snap fast 400 series. The first pic is it on the side of the road, the rest are of the work done and the last is the 195 with my Simplicity Sovereign, both 1968's. The picture of the top of the engine shows how much oil was pushing up past the piston and blowing out the head gasket. Before spring I hope to restore the mower deck. I have replaced all the bearings and one spindle, but the center spindle is loose and it could use blades. I also have another snow caster that I picked up that is the 195/442/444 one but the model slips my mind as well as a mower deck for a 155 that I got for parts. I collect vintage farm equipment but everything I have that has been through the shop is 100% functional. In 2011 I planted my winter wheat and oats with a 1935 CASE C on steel. Makes the hobby enjoyable when you get to "play" with your toys!








 

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Well this past week I got the mower deck out and made a new roller axle, a pair of new outer rollers, replaced the center arbor, and installed my belt covers. I also sat down and took the time to level my deck so everything is good. I see why they stopped using full width rollers, it just about runs them over! Cuts pretty nice. If anybody needs any deck parts for a 155/195 I had to make some parts and made extras.
 

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I see a VAC wide front in your "junk" pile in that last picture. Future project or extra parts? lol
Great job getting the mower. I'm looking forward to seeing it fully restored. :thumbup:
You got a good start!
 

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It's extra parts for now. I have a dozen or so antique CASE tractors and 6 of them are VAC's. I plan to paint the old boy but I have to put my 446 back together first.
 

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Bart said:
I almost bought that tractor but I'm way out of room as it is so I'm glad to see it in a loving home and getting the TLC it deserves. :thumbsup:
Hey Cuz

Maybe it's time to add to your storage. :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:

Cuz in CR

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