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Default Build sheet on my '63 443a

So I was able to get the original "information sheet" on my new (Broken Grousers) '63 443-a. This stuff always winds me up.. Like discovering some lost treasure in your back yard. Turns out "Katy" was built for the U.S. Air Force in March of 1963 and they took delivery in October of that year. Yes an Airforce brat! Not to mention all of the other useful stuff like axle ratios pump model, belt numbers matching engine number etc. Originally a mud-tracker. Remarks section has a notation that says it was delivered without a muffler..I guess if you are used to working around jet engines a Tucker hardly gets your attention!
Too cool..going in the 'Cat Book along with manuals.
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Default Re: Build sheet on my '63 443a

That's very interesting Tom. At one time I contacted Jodi at Tucker and they couldn't find anything at the time, she said that years book was missing then.

What a great find. I think the cat was also owned by a timber company - according to the folks I purchased the cat from in Casper, WY, they thought it was used to "cruise timber" for next summers harvest.

Is Tucker able to send you a copy of the build sheet? Maybe I'll try to see what they have on the '53, although it's history is well documented by Mtn-Track's restoration.

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Jodi sent me the "information sheet" a one page item that shows a lot of what went into the 'Cat . It is in their archives. Mine was stapled to another and she almost could not locate it. Give her a call she was very helpful.

Tomorrow the pinion seal get replaced as well as hopefully the engine block heater.. Then off to Crested Butte next week end for some cattin around

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