I've been surfing the net looking for information. I ran across the FOF
(Friends of Ferguson) website. The best information was at
http://www.fergusonsociety.co.uk/. The Ferguson 20 was a revolutionary
tractor and dominated the European market after the war. It appears that
both US and UK production used both Continental Z-120 engines and
Standard engines, but the Continental engines were predominant in the US
made tractors. I couldn't find much information about the Continental
engine. The Standard engines were 1850 cc and produced 24 hp. One of
our race motors might perk it up just a bit.
John Herrera wrote:
> Does anyone know the history of
>> our engines in Ferguson tractors? Larry Young
> I am far from an expert in this, but I think that the Ferguson 20s
> that were sold on this side of the Big Pond had OHV Continentals. The
> story goes that Sir John Black copied the Continental to make the
> Standard engines equipping the Ferguson 20s sold Over There.
> The Continental and the Standard look somewhat similar, the pushrod
> tubes in the head being noticably the same. The starter is on the
> other side and there are other differences.
> I once worked on my ex-future-father-in-law's Fergie and the engine
> looked familiar. It was a Continental.
> I took a TR3 block to a machine shop and they asked, "What kind of
> tractor is this from?". The TR3 owner started to say, "It's from a
> British sports car... ", and I kicked him in ther shin to shut him up.
> John H.
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