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Tractor Drive Test for Water Pump

Bret Weikert was heading out on the Tractor Relay Across Nebraska but before he left he needed a new water pump for his Farmall M. Bret spoke with our tech Dennis and he sold  him on our newly designed IHS189. After completing the 9 day, 500 mile drive Bret emailed us with his story and pictures.

Just a recap I purchased one of your newly redesigned water pumps for a Farmall M. It has worked flawlessly with no leaks or issues. It was very easy to install even with the radiator still in place. Took my dad and I around 45 minutes. No complaints here and I may have even sold a few other guys on our tractor drive on purchasing them from you too.

The ride I went on was the Tractor Relay Across Nebraska. It was 9 days and somewhere between 400-500 miles long. Steiner was a sponsor for part of the ride and I thank you for that sponsorship. We also raise money for Operation Comfort Warriors along our trip and that is something the relay has been doing for 4 or 5 years now.

For more information you can check out the club’s Facebook page.

Quality is in the details

We are committed to constant and never ending improvements. This goal is exemplified by our retooling of two of our IHC Farmall manifolds, IHS002C and IHS003B. IHS002C  fits Farmall H, Super H, 300 and 350 tractors. IHS003B fits Farmall M, Super M, 400 and 450 manifolds.

Both manifolds must be made to exacting standards in order for the governor linkage to align properly as it is connected to the carburetor. The carburetor position is determined by the alignment of the manifold which must be in the correct X, Y and Z axes. Our factory is using custom checking fixtures which our engineering department designed. And we randomly check samples from production on engines blocks to ensure that the quality control department at the machine shop is doing a good job.

Our new IHS003B is reverse engineered off of a late Farmall M manifold. The early Farmall M was introduced in 1939 when octane ratings for gasoline were about ½ of today’s ratings. By the 1950s refineries began focusing on innovations which improved octane ratings. As a result the early boxy Farmall M manifold which was designed to allow the exhaust gas to heat the intake manifold by means of a heat exchange was largely eliminated.

Steiner is pleased to be the only company that offers the late style Farmall M gas manifold that is appropriate for modern day fuel octane ratings. We are also the only company that also offers the propane manifold, IHS659, which is even more efficient with modern gasoline.

Both of our new manifolds feature a very smooth surface which is the result of our use of modern steel tooling. Older molds for castings utilized wood tooling which lead to a rougher more uneven surface. While a rough surface may be more original, most collectors prefer the more professional look of our new manifolds.

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