Welcome! Please use the navigational links to explore our website.
PartsASAP LogoCompany Logo Auction Link (800) 853-2651

Shop Now

   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver

Farmall & IHC Tractors Discussion Forum

Switching carburetors on '46 Farmall A?

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]

07-06-2018 21:29:27

Report to Moderator

Just brought home a barn-kept '46 A the other day, and I'm trying to get it running. The carb needs work. Here's the question: The tractor was set up for distillate/kerosene at one time, and while I'm sure it hasn't burned such fuel in a very long time, it still has the original kerosene manifold and Marvel Schebler carb. What I'm wondering is this: while I wait on a carb kit, is there any reason I shouldn't slap the gas-only Zenith carb from my '41 A on here to try? I can't think of any reason why not, unless for some reason the mix was set different than that used with a distillate carb and manifold. But since distillate ones were designed to run either fuel... whaddya think?

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

07-07-2018 08:22:44

Report to Moderator
 Re: Switching carburetors on '46 Farmall A? in reply to Capnball, 07-06-2018 21:29:27  
Wait on a carb kit?? If you have a O'Reilly's auto parts store in your area they should be able to get you a kit in less then 24 hours. Price is around $20.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

07-06-2018 21:33:36

Report to Moderator
 Re: Switching carburetors on '46 Farmall A? in reply to Capnball, 07-06-2018 21:29:27  
What have you got to lose by trying it 'cept a few minutes of your time?

Should work fine.

Post back and let us know!

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2023 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy