I always loved hearing the stories from my Dad and my uncles. At reunions and get togethers while the other kids were off playing,I was most likely with the older folks listening to history. It's all paid off now. I'm one of the old guys now and it's amazing how many stories I know that other family members and even other locals don't know about things that happened around here back in "the old days".
Most tractors used Kerosene and Distillate until Oliver Hart Parr came out with the model 70 in 35. The "70" designation meant that they ran on 70 octane gasoline. Even then,you could get a KD (kerosene distillate) version right on up through the 66-77 and 88s