Fuel for a ted20

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by firsttimerestoration, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. madmatt

    madmatt Member

    The reduction box probably doubles the value of the tractor! A comp,ete reduction box on eBay usually gets into a 4 figure sum.

    Well worth getting it sorted to run the bench on kero
     
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  2. tomlad

    tomlad Member

    Location:
    nr. preston
    Keep it. ..,!
    Two bob weights is side the disy that can wear would effect timing
    Holes for springs can oval then pull through.
     
  3. Ley253

    Ley253 Member

    Location:
    Bath
    having run many tvo tractors over the years, Case, International, Fordson ,and a Fergy powered 701 baler, I can say that they all ran with no bother at all on straight 28sec heating oil. The two model "N"s on the farm still do in fact. How ever, as the T20 engine was a poor conversion, they can be trouble in tractors. An Uncle had one from new, and it never ran well unless it was worked at almost stalling point, half an hours light work, and it would cool down and oil the plugs! Not good when you were filling the spreader by hand, you usually got back on the tractor to drive off, and make about 5 yards before it ran out of functioning plugs!
     
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  4. MaisiesDad

    MaisiesDad Member

    I have a TVO te20 and always run it on standard unleaded, it never does hard work just tows the little muck trailer and sometimes the chain harrows. Two years ago i rebuilt the carb, new fuel tank, new fuel filters and gave it a good service, runs like a dream.
     
  5. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    New fuel tank, a bit extravagant?
    We have a lawnmower tank on ours for the petrol, just temporary mind
     
  6. Kidds

    Kidds Member

    Location:
    Warrington
    £140 on eBay. Struck me as not being bad money really. Hardly entering into the spirit of farmers though is it. :D
     
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  7. MaisiesDad

    MaisiesDad Member

    True, I did a full restoration job intending to show it but ended up using the old girl instead!
     
  8. mikep

    mikep Member

    If I remember correctly the fergie distributor was a needle roller affair very popular with the car racing boys of the time as it was more reliable at higher revs. I know my cooper s had one reputed to be a 20. Maybe yours was borrowed one dark night:eek:
     
  9. Thank you for all the advise on this forum conversation
     
  10. Thank you because this leads to what you need depending on the work it is going to do it is very useful
     
  11. Based on this thread we've just bought a Diesel 20!

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  12. joe soapy

    joe soapy Member

    Location:
    devon
    ha, i nearly ran Dad down about that age. my legs wernt long enough to straddle the gearbox on the nuffield, so it was either clutch or brakes, but not both at the same time. It was fun at that age and had now idea how much knowledge was unknowingly absorbed.. Same with handling livestock,
     
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  13. Hotbed

    Hotbed Member

    If you want to run your TED solely on petrol it says in the manual to remove the exhaust manifold heat shield, we were still running a TED and a 35 TVO in the late 70s when the oil firms stopped supplying TVO, they advised us at the time to use 28 second house heating oil mixed with 4 star petrol at 8 parts house heating oil to 2 parts petrol, if the tractor was doing hard work we made it 7 to 3 mix
     
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  14. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Some even use neat house heating oil ..........
     
  15. Ley253

    Ley253 Member

    Location:
    Bath
    I did , for years! and in many different engines and tractors! Still do in fact, on the very rare occasions my model "N" escapes its hut.There are two others which are run on 28 as well, and they are in use at ploughing matches. Never any problems.
     
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  16. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Location:
    Kirkby Lonsdale
    Run it on petrol with Redex and take the side head cover off.
     
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  17. tomlad

    tomlad Member

    Location:
    nr. preston
    I may have asked this before ?
    should we worry about the lack of lead in the petrol in presumably a standard head
    I use the redex in petrol too, u can see the colour change in the glass fuel bowl .
     
  18. Hotbed

    Hotbed Member

    I always put in morris oils lead replacement additive.
     
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