All right fellas, I finally had to make it official and buy myself a Case/ Ingersoll as a "user" so now I feel like I can blend in here. Had a great deal come to me last weekend locally here.It was a take all or none package so I took it all. I won't go into all the detail but what I brought home was a early 446 which has great original paint and straight metal but does puff some smoke. This one could "Morf" into a 4x4 creation at some point as I didn't buy it to use. 2cndly what I wanted when I seen it is a Ingersoll 448 , its a 1987 anniversery tractor. This machine has about 480 original hrs, this stuff was all from the original owner. The 448 is in beautiful condition. The rest of the package included a rear 3pt tiller, mower deck, 48 in snowcaster, and brinly moldboard plow.I decided since my wife does all the garden duty this would be her new machine. She absolutely loves the tractor. I have pics, but need to look at the section on how to post . So after being overwhelmed with a awesome purchase on Friday night, I turned around Sunday and bought a Case/Ingersoll 446 off Craigslist. This tractor has 1,000 hrs and is also in pretty nice shape other than needing decals. The PO had an issue where the motion linkeage rubbed on the main oil feed from pump and cut it, he just ran it till it smoked the pump. Luckily I had a pump in the 4x4 build stockroom. I swapped it in and off we go- what a nice machine! So I guess we went from No Case machines to his and hers machines now. Even though I have been using the compnents for some time building the 4x4 articulated machines, using them where they were meant to be is a whole different feeling. I do have a tech question though and it pertains to the 448- It likes to jump out from under me when first put into motion. The shift detent dash unit has decent spring pressure, I took it out to be sure it was ok. Its almost as if there is no slow speed in the control and its all full forward. Is there something I'm missing here- I know its a new style holding valve, are there any other adjustments in the system? When running the tiller- I can't move slow and when it lurches forward, I can't recover and slow it down - it goes back to center and stops. Kinda has me puzzled.Once I can figure this out she'll be a peach I'm sure- but wifey can't operate her tiller like it is!