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You'll Like This "Old Tractor" Shop Book
Tune-up specs, bolt torque data, handy formulas and much, much more are covered in the Essential Shop Reference Guide from Jensales. Newly revised, the 280-page book is full of information handy in any shop, especially for anyone with an older tractor. It is also full of information for someone not that familiar with engines to begin with.
"We recently updated it," says Paul Jensen, Jensales. "We added material like carburetor and magneto specs for old equipment."
From battery electrolyte freezing points to tractor tune-up specifications, this reference manual deals in detail. With batteries, it isn't just the freezing points and how temperature affects cranking power that is covered. The manual covers boiling points of water at different elevations and a comparison of Centigrade and Fahrenheit temperatures as well. The tune-up specs cover 18 items on 300 models from 11 makes built from 1939 to 1972. If you're looking for the piston displacement in a Cockshutt Model 20, you'll find it here, not to mention the spark plug gap and tappet clearance.
"We tried to make the information more accessible," says Jensen. "One thing we do with all our manuals is to publish them with comb binding. That allows the user to lay them out flat on a workbench."
Engineering bulletin FT-53 on farm tractors alone may well be worth the $24.99 price, especially for first time tractor owners or someone fixing up an old tractor for the first time. It walks the reader through the operation and components of two and four cycle and diesel engines. It is a valuable primer and well illustrated.
FARM SHOW Followup, Jensales, Inc., 200 Main St., Manchester, Minn. 56007 (ph 507 826-3666; toll free 800 443-0625; fax 507 826-3777; www.jensales.com).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #6