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RE: Tractor Motors in Tractors

To: "'John Herrera'" <>, <>,
Subject: RE: Tractor Motors in Tractors
From: "BritBits" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 23:26:16 -0600
I thought the story was that Standard admired the Citroen Traction Avant
engine (wet sleeve)... Even in a car those engines had tractor like
qualities... 200,000 miles before needing rebuild isn't unknown. 

Then again, this might be the 110 octane leaded fumes talking.



-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of John Herrera
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 7:27 PM
Subject: RE: Tractor Motors in Tractors

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.

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