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A little history about antique tractor fuels

Many of our customers that are new to restoration ask us about what “Distillate” means and why some tractors have “Starting tanks”. Here’s the short answer. Before chemists discovered how to crack the hydrocarbons in gasoline, the octane rating was much lower and inconsistent in comparison to today. Therefore, many internal combustion engines were fueled by alternative fuels. Farm tractors were often fueled by distillate fuel. These engines started on gasoline and switched over to and run on distillate after warming up. Nowadays, most of our customers simply use gasoline. Some still use the starting tanks, but others bypass the starting tank on the tractor.
Many of our customers that are new to restoration ask us about what “Distillate” means and why some tractors have “Starting tanks”. Here’s the short answer. Before chemists discovered how to crack the hydrocarbons in gasoline, the octane rating was much lower and inconsistent in comparison to today. Therefore, many internal combustion engines were fueled by alternative fuels. Farm tractors were often fueled by distillate fuel. These engines started on gasoline and switched over to and run on distillate after warming up. Nowadays, most of our customers simply use gasoline. Some still use the starting tanks, but others bypass the starting tank on the tractor.

Weekly Featured Products

IHS789 Air Cleaner Indicator / Gauge

Fits International: 766, 966, 1066, 1466, 1468, 1566, 1568, HYDRO 100, 4366, 4386, 4568, 4586 Replaces: 533991R1, 1341364C1

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FDS487 Fuel Line Assembly

Fits Ford: NAA (1953-1954) Replaces: NCA9282C

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JDS1075 Premium Carburetor Kit

  • Fits John Deere: B, BN, BNH, BW, BWH
  • 39 PIECE KIT INCLUDES:THROTTLE PLATE, THROTTLE SHAFT, BOWL NUT SPRING, THROTTLE SHAFT BUSHINGS & PACKING, BRASS PLUGS, FLOAT PIN, BUTTERFLY SCREWS, GASKETS, STAINLESS NEEDLE & SEAT, DRAIN PETCOCK, BAFFLE (BOWL/VENT)
  • Carb MFG: FITS FOLLOWING MARVEL SCHEBLER CARBURETORS: DLTX67, DLTX73
  • Replaces: THROTTLE SHAFT ASSY-AR10058R, NEEDLE & SEAT-AR10077R, THROTTLE BUSHINGS-R10140R, THROTTLE DISC-R10080R, RETAINING SPRING-R10078R, DRAIN PETCOCK-AR10075R, WASHER-R10147R, THROTTLE SHAFT PLUG-R10151R, BRASS PLUGS-R10067R, BRASS PLUG-R10045R, BRASS PLUG-R10148R, BRASS PLUG-R10041R, BAFFLE BOWL VENT-R10163R, BRASS PLUG-R10150R, BRASS PLUG-R10149R, FLOAT PIVOT PIN-R10049R, SCREWS-21H971R, LOCK WASHERS-12H64R, SCREWS-21H962R, LOCK WASHERS-A765R, THROTTLE ADJUSTING SCREW-21H994R, THROTTLE SCREW SPRING-R10104R, BOWL GASKET-R10026R, BOWL NUT GASKET-R10014R, BOWL NUT GASKET-R10089R, CHOKE LEVER GASKET-R10090R, THROTTLE SHAFT PACKING-R10114R, FUEL STRAINER GASKET-R10025R, CHOKE COVER GASKET-R10093R, SEAT GASKET-R10172R, CARB TO MANIFOLD GASKET-D321R, CARB TO AIR INLET GASKET-D1034

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ABC572 Economy Muffler Clamp

  • Fits Allis Chalmers: MODELS USING 1-3/4" CLAMP
  • Fits Avery: MODELS USING 1-3/4" CLAMP
  • Fits Case: MODELS USING 1-3/4" CLAMP
  • Fits Cockshutt: MODELS USING 1-3/4" CLAMP
  • Fits Ford: MODELS USING 1-3/4" CLAMP — — USE W/ FDS449, FDS450, FDS121 (1 END ONLY)
  • Fits International: MODELS USING 1-3/4" CLAMP
  • Fits John Deere: MODELS USING 1-3/4" CLAMP
  • Fits Massey Ferguson: MODELS USING 1-3/4" CLAMP
  • Fits Massey Harris: MODELS USING 1-3/4" CLAMP
  • Fits MM: MODELS USING 1-3/4" CLAMP
  • Fits Oliver: MODELS USING 1-3/4" CLAMP
  • Dimensions: 1-3/4"

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    DEC456 MM Decal

  • Fits MM: TRACTORS & EQUIPMENT
  • Dimensions & Notes: 3" x 5"

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    DEC457 John Deere 2 Legged Leaping Deer Decal ‘Vinyl Cut’

    • Fits John Deere: TRACTORS & EQUIPMENT
    • Dimensions & Notes: 6”, YELLOW WITH BLACK DEER

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    FDS494 Head Lite Reinforcement Washer Light

    • Fits Ford: 8N (1950 & UP), NAA, NAB, JUBILEE, 501, 541, 600, 601, 611, 620, 621, 630, 631, 640, 641, 650, 651, 661, 671, 681, 700, 740, 741, 771, 800, 811, 820, 840, 841, 850, 851, 860, 861, 871, 881, 900, 901, 941, 950, 951, 960, 961, 971, 981, 2000, 2030, 2110, 2111, 2120, 2130, 3000, 3100, 3400, 3500, 4000, 4100, 4110, 4130, 4140, 4400, 5000, 5100, 5200
    • Dimensions: Gray Primer, 2-1/4" O.D. 1/2" Center hole
    • Replaces: FAA13102A

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    ABC565 Restoration Quality Metal Sheathed Tachometer Cable

  • Fits Ford: NAA, JUBILEE, 501, 600, 700, 800, 900, 2000 + 400 SERIES (GAS / DIESEL) THRU 1964, 1801 SERIES; 4 CYL
  • Fits John Deere: 4030
  • Notes: METAL SHEATH / COVERING
  • Replaces: FORD: B9NN17365B — JD: AR60877

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    MFS184 Hood Dog Leg (Side Panel) left

  • Fits Massey Ferguson: TO20, TO30
  • Notes: PRIMER,FIT TO TRACTOR BEFORE PAINTING
  • Dimensions: 16" LONG X 23-1/2" TALL
  • Replaces: 181704M91
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    IHS852 International Tilt Steering Wheel Cap

    Fits International: FITS THE FOLLOWING WITH TILT WHEEL: 706, 756, 766, 806, 826, 856, 966, 1026, 1066, 1206, 1256, 1456, 1466, 1468, 1566, 1568, 2706, 2806

    Replaces: 400220R1

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    IHS980 International Fuel Gauge w/ Sending Unit

    Fits John Deere: 620, 630, 720, 730 GAS OR DSL WITH 12 Volt Electric Start

    Replaces: Gauge: AF2721R & AR88048, SENDING UNIT: AF2173R

    How do I test a fuel gauge?

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    ABC570 Economy Muffler Clamp

    Fits Allis Chalmers, Avery, Case, Cockshutt, Ford, International, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, Massey Harris, Minneapolis Moline & Oliver: Models using 1-5/8" clamp

    • Ford:  — USE W/ FDS124, FDS121 (1 END ONLY)
    • Oliver — USE W/ OLS091
    • Dimensions: 1-5/8"

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    DEC454 Oliver Shield Decal

    • Fits Oliver: TRACTORS & EQUIPMENT
    • Dimensions & Notes: RED — 3"

     

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    DEC464 Case Eagle Decal

    • Fits Case: Tractors & Equipment
    • Dimensions: 6" Tall

     

     

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    FDS493 Ford Select-O-Speed Clutch Torque Limiter Disc

    • Fits Following Fords w/Select-O-Speed Transmission, 1959-1964: 611, 671, 681, 771, 811, 871, 881, 971, 981, 1811, 1871, 1881, 2000 (4 cyl), 2111, 4000 (4 cyl), 4121, 6000 (1961 & UP)

    • Dimensions: 7-1/4" O.D. 20 SPLINE — 1.080 SPLINE I.D.
    • Replaces: 313875, 313966, C0NN7A539B, C3NN7A539A & E8NN7A539AA

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    ACS357 Oil Pan Gasket

    • Fits Allis Chalmers: G & others with N62 Continental Engine
    • Fits Massey Harris: Pony & others with N62 Continental Engines
    • Replaces: Allis Chalmers: 800286
    • Replaces: Massey Harris: 1500077M1

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    IHS018 Back in Stock! Lower Radiator Housing

  • Fits International: CUB & CUB LOBOY
  • Replaces: International 350886R11

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    JDS778 Fuel Gauge with Sending Unit

    • Fits John Deere: 620, 630, 720, 730 GAS OR DSL WITH 12 VOLT ELECTRIC START
    • Replaces: Gauge: AF2721R & AR88048 — Sending Unit: AF2173R
    • How do I test a fuel gauge?

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  • Weekly Featured Products

    Every Friday Steiner Tractor Parts features 9 products on our home page. The featured products could be new products recently added to our line, product that has been out of stock for some time and is back on the shelves, or a 'product pick' that either Danny or Jenny feel should be brought to the attention of our customers. To view our featured products go to our home page at www.steinertractor.com or check here for our weekly updates.

    IHS973  IHS973 International Hood and Sheet Metal Retaining Shoulder Bolt Restoration Quality 9/16" Hex Head. Fits: International 544, 656, 666, 686, 706, 756, 766, 786, 806, 826, 856, 886, 966, 986, 1026, 1066, 1086, 1206, 1256, 1456, 1466, 1468, 1486, 1566, 1568, 1586, Hydro 70, Hydro 86, Hydro 100 USA MADE — 5/16" DIAM x 11/16 Length Shoulder Bolt with 9/16" Hex Head Replaces: 373483R1, 385157R1

    MHS075  

    MHS075 Massey Harris – New Water Pump with Pulley Fits: Massey Harris 30

    JDS1065 

    JDS1065 Pony Motor Fuel Shut Off Valve at the Carburetor Fits: John Deere all with Pony Start DSL: 70, 720, 80, 820 Replaces: AF2153R, AR1128R

    ACS350 ACS350 Starter Handcrank w/ Spinner & Pin  Fits: Allis Chalmers B, C, CA — USA MADE, Primer / Black Ecoat

    JDS1069  JDS1069 Stainless Needle Float Valve Fits: John Deere Following Single Induction Carbs; A, AN, ANH, AW, AWH, AO, AR, AI, AOS, B, BN, BW, BNH, BO, BR, BI, G, GM, GW, GN, GH, GP, GPO, D, DI, 50 all fuel, 60 all fuel, w/ stationary engine — Carb Numbers: DLTX3, DLTX5, DLTX6, DLTX7, DLTX8, DLTX10, DLTX11, DLTX12, DLTX13, DLTX15, DLTX16, DLTX17, DLTX18, DLTX19, DLTX24, DLTX31, DLTX33, DLTX34, DLTX38, DLTX39, DLTX41, DLTX51, DLTX53, DLTX63, DLTX67, DLTX71, DLTX72, DLTX73 — Replaces: C2501R, X2653, 233-574, AR10113R, AR10077R

    Sediment in your fuel tank?

    Unfortunately, there is no easy way to get the sediment out of your fuel tank without removing the tank. First pull the tank and put something inside it to help loosen the rust, etc. Some people use a piece of chain, or bolts to loosen it. Then clean the tank out with a mild acid to etch the tank so you can pour a tank liner in it to seal up the rust and pits. If you are not comfortable sealing the tank you can take it to a local radiator shop to pour the seal.

    JR

    BACK IN STOCK!

    From time to time we run out of stock on an item and we have to wait around for them to come in while the orders pile up. You will be happy to know that these long awaited items are back in stock.

    ABC360  ABC360 MUFFLER CLAMP

    Fits Ford: NAA, 501, 600, 700, EARLY 800, 900 SERIES
    Dimensions & Notes: 1-3/4"
    Need help determining which model of Ford tractor you have? Click Here to view information on common Ford Tractors.

     

     

    JDS293  JDS293 WIRE HOSE CLAMP

    Fits John Deere: B UP TO SN 95999 (UPPER RADIATOR PIPE), B SN 96000 & UP (LOWER RADIATOR PIPE) Fits Massey Ferguson / Harris Models. Dimensions & Notes: 3" O.D. — SIZE PROVIDED IS OUTER DIAMETER (O.D.) OF THE HOSE. PLEASE ORDER BY O.D. OF HOSE. Replacement: D2304R

     

    JDS325  JDS325 WIRE HOSE CLAMP

    Fits John Deere: B UP TO SN 200999 (AIR CLEANER HOSE), B SN 306600 & UP (WATER PUMP LOWER HOSE), 50 (LOWER WATER PIPE), 520 (LOWER WATER PIPE), 530 (LOWER WATER PIPE) FITS: Massey Ferguson  Harris Models Dimensions & Notes: 2-1/2" O.D. — SIZE PROVIDED IS OUTER DIAMETER O.D. OF THE HOSE. PLEASE ORDER BY O.D. OF HOSE. Replacement: JD: B78R

    JDS661  JDS661 3 WAY FUEL VALVE

    Fits John Deere: A (SN 410859 – 476999), B (SN 1000 – 11621), D (SN 30400 – 143799), GP Other Info: FITS STP P/N JDS546 SEDIMENT BOWL ASSEMBLY Dimensions & Notes: BRASS  Replacement: AD680R