RFD#l, Box l23 Oxford, New York 13830
This 1937 Farmall F-20 was left out of doors for years. When I
acquired it, the engine was seized. It took most of my spare time
during the summer months to bring it back to the restored condition
you see in the ‘after’ photos.
I overhauled the engine, scraped and sanded, and installed four
new tires. I’m hoping to find a high speed fourth gear for
parades and shows.
This is the eleventh tractor we have done; we keep them all.
The F-20 has a 221 cubic inch four cylinder engine. The dry
sleeve bore is 3.75 inches, and the stroke is five inches. The
crankshaft is supported by two ball bearings. There is no center
main bearing. The pistons have to be removed from the bottom of the
crankcase since the connecting rod ends are too large to pass up
through the cylinder bore. The only lubrication the valve rocker
shaft gets is ‘wicked’ down from cups that are filled each
day. In some cases the crankcase actually gains oil from tractor
These tractors and the ‘Regulars’ are the first of the
high profile ‘Farmall’ style which was a first for
International Harvester and was quite revolutionary at the time. IH
built 149,000 of these in the Thirties. They are of course the
predecessors to the more familiar-looking ‘H’ and
Harold W. Hauger, Rt. 2, 10819 Tucker Road, Mt. Vernon, Ohio
43050, thought you readers would enjoy seeing these before and
after photographs showing his 1 HP Stover KE gas engine, serial
number 172787. The engine was made in 1925. Harold acquired it in
the winter of 1995, and completed restoration in April 1995.