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  1. The earliest IHC PTO was on the 8-16 Kerosene tractor to drive the McCormick Tractor grain binder (the one with the caster-like wheels at the back). The next generation of tractor grain binders had a large wheel under the elevators and a small one at the end of the platform similar to those found in the conventional horse drawn binders. The 10-20 and 15-30 PTOs were driven off the rear of the belt-pulley drive with the(on the 10-20) 1 inch diameter left-hand threaded PTO shaft below the seat alongside the tool-box (if no PTO a domed cover was fitted and the shaft and rear shaft bearing were absent). It certainly was not live, if one used the clutch, all stopped (tractor, belt-pulley and PTO).
  2. On Farmall A and B timing mark is on front of flywheel, need to take off small cover behind the sump to see it.
  3. Just a comment, if there aren't any tea leaves in the bottom of the cup how can anyone "read the tea leaves" to tell your fortune.
  4. The Farmall A used a crank to operate the radiator shutters, on the Farmall Super A they used a lever, one similar to the throttle level placed on the left hand side of the instrument panel. The rod from the lever, can be seen running almost horizontally along the left side of the tractor
  5. It seems that it was a bit of a lottery whether the tractor had the plain A symbol or the A Cultivision symbol.
  6. The difference in engines was the pistons, the piston pin was in different distances from the top of the piston to give the different compression ratios. The cylinder head was the same for all three fuels. Different manifolds and carburetors and the kerosene/distillate tractors had shutters and temperature gauges though these were an option on gasoline tractors. Today only high compression piston/sleeve sets seem to be available, so I do not think that my Super A would run well on kerosene and I would not do it either as now kerosene is about 4 times the price of petrol (gasoline) rather than 1/3 the pricewhen the tractor came to NZ in 1948.
  7. Here you can see the cap for the starting tank
  8. The hood is for a Farmall A which had a starting tank, i.e. a kerosene or distillate engine
  9. Silver coloured canvas on top of about 5/8 inch of padding. The Silver replaced the original black canvas about mid 1949. I had my 1948 a Super A and 1941 W-4 seats covered with black marine quality vinyl which had a canvas texture. Looks like original but waterproof. You have to carefully lift the edges to enable the upholsterer to get the canvas e=in then close up the gap to lock it in place. After the upholsterer had finished just a slight paint touch-up and all is fine
  10. If you run it on gasoline it will be fine, the kerosene engines had a lower compression ratio but the gasoline of the day was about 60 octane.
  11. It will be identical to that on a Farmall H as they both have the same engine
  12. The difference for kerosene, distillate or gasoline was the head, the rest of the engine was the same. Different cold manifold for gasoline which did not have the heat shield or the starter tank and the carburetor had a drain **** and different jets. The kerosene/distillate engines also had a radiator shutter.
  13. Your biggest protection is distance and in this case the depth (40+km) provides extra distance. The only time distance did not help was Mexico City in 1985 (about 470km from epicentre) but then Mexico City ground is like the proverbial "bowl of jelly" and picked up the long period motions which attenuate much more slowly with distance.
  14. My father had a British Army long barrel .303 "snipers rifle", he was in the NZ rifle team at the commonwealth championship in Australia in 1938, served in Home Guard in 1940s, as a farmer exempt call-up
  15. There was a T-4, a T-5 and TD-5 but NO TD-4!! From the photographs one cannot determine what it is.
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