Here are three different fuel shutoff valves that can be adapted to most antique tractors. In most cases, any one of the three will usually shut off the flow to the carburetor effectively. The valves and fuel line adaptors can usually be found at hardware stores or auto parts stores. I use the one with … More Fuel Shutoff Valve
Many people often ask about the correct settings on a John Deere one-barrel and two-barrel carburetor. The tips given here assume the carburetor has been professionally cleaned and reconditioned, the float setting is within specifications, and the gasoline is fresh. Also, the cylinders have good compression, and the ignition system is in good working order. … More Adjusting the Carburetor
Fact: How can you protect what you own….If you don’t know what it’s worth? A CERTIFIED appraisal is a legal document as important as a will and is the only way to accurately value and describe the property. A properly prepared appraisal by a qualified appraiser will clarify questions of property value in any circumstance. … More How Much Is My Tractor Worth?
To start with, there a couple of items to do before proceeding to timing your engine. The following information and more specifications are found in the IT manual JD-10 for 50-60-70, paragraphs 112 and 113. 1. The points in a Delco distributor on a Deere are to be set at .022″ 2. The cam that … More How to Time a JD 50 60 70
INSTALLING A WICO X or C MAGNETO ON A HORIZONTAL TWO CYLINDER JOHN DEERE (note: updated Oct. 11, 2011) Result: Spark will occur and fire the left side spark plug (flywheel side) on the compression stroke when the LH Impulse marking on the flywheel passes the three o’clock position. Most models have a matching mark … More Magneto Installation
First of all, the carburetor must be TOTALLY disassembled to be cleaned properly. This includes removing all brass plugs, steel plugs, ball plugs and fittings as required. Just “running a wire” through blind circuits may get the tractor to run after a fashion, but we have found that circuits must be brought back to their … More How to clean a carburetor!
It is helpful to remember that most farm tractors built before 1950 were designed to run on “low-cost” “distillate” fuel, usually called “All-Fuel”. Today’s close cousin is Kerosene, not number one Diesel fuel. There IS a difference. We notice that in today’s times, most collector/restorers are using gasoline fuel in their tractors. Further, it appears … More Gasoline or All Fuel
The logo was developed over a period of time. It is the intellectual property of Mike Shelby. First of all, the outer green ring symbolizes the flywheel on a John Deere two cylinder horizontal engine. The inner circular wedges of different colors represent the otto cycle of a four cycle combustion engine. Turning counter-clockwise, the … More About the Popinjohn Logo