| March/April 1989

Suggestions That Will Enable Tractor Owners to Keep Their Machines in Best Order and Prolong Their Life

Author: F.M. Service, Reprinted from Farm Mechanics February and March 1925. submitted by Dick Hamp, 1772 Conrad Avenue San Jose, California 95124

In the following article we have recommended the replacement of all parts that were found to be badly worn, etc., though they may in some cases be still usable, because the cost of the replacements is so low that the satisfaction of a job done right, together with the increased efficiency of the tractor, will more than offset the expenditure.

It will be found that we have started in at the first operation of a complete overhaul and have followed through with each unit as it is removed in the sequence of tearing the tractor completely down, and have given as complete a description as space would permit.

Fuel Tank:

This is the first part to be removed. Take off the nut on top of the steering wheel spider and remove the wheel from the splined shaft by tapping from the bottom. It is necessary to take the wheel off to give clearance to the fuel tank. Disconnect the kerosene line from the sediment bulb, and remove the four 3/8 -inch nuts holding the tank straps to the radiator and the dash. The tank can then be lifted off. Drain out the kerosene in the tank and remove the sediment bulb on the bottom. Put a quart of kerosene back in the tank and splash it around, holding your finger over the sediment plug hole. Now drain it off. This is to remove any dirt that may be in the tank. If there are any leaks, they can be repaired by soldering. Next take apart the sediment bulb and clean off all dirt. Also clean the small screen in the feed line cap. In replacing the fuel tank, the lining on the straps must be replaced if not in good condition, as a metal to metal contact will cause friction that may develop a leak later. All tractors manufactured after June 1, 1924, are equipped with the gasoline tank as part of the kerosene tank. This is accomplished by placing a partition in one end of the fuel tank, which permits the holding of ? gallon of gasoline for starting purposes. The small iron gasoline tank is thus eliminated. These new style tanks are interchangeable with the old style.