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Geoff Mathews

01-13-2014 14:02:57

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I am from Wales UK. Gas or petrol as we call it was allways heavily taxed - so we rarely used gas tractors - spark ignition was TVO. The same Ferguson engine set up to burn gas, or TVO would be 40hp or 28hp respectively. With Fergusons there was also an option for Lamp oil - which I think dropped the HP to the low 20s. This was during the 50s and 60s. So I guess the message is nothing pulls like gas!

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Geoff Mathews

01-13-2014 14:15:30

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 Re: 1940's fuels in reply to Geoff Mathews, 01-13-2014 14:02:57  
Another thought - although drifting away from the theme. The TVO engines available to us were often converted car engines. For example the Ferguson engine was out of a TR4 sports car. We once had a delivery of diesel into our TVO tank which was still quarter full. So we had a mixture of TVO and diesel. The supplier would not take it back. The MF 35 with a TVO engine did not like it even with copious amounts of gas added. The 38 B ran on it all day with no problem. The conclusion is that those 2 cylinder all fuel engines were heads and shoulders above the rest.

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