Posted by b.jones on October 23, 2012 at 08:06:26 from (22.214.171.124):
In Reply to: 981 diesel posted by desertguy on October 23, 2012 at 07:39:03:
I own a 1959 971-D so I am at least familiar with the tractor. The timing mark they are talking about is under a small cover on the front of the injection pump. I think it is held on with 2 small screws and a gasket. Of course the other timing mark is on the flywheel I think under a small cover. I would have to look it up but at a certain serial number break they changed the timing from 18 to 23 BTDC. I think if you had your pump updated all were to be at the 23 number. I got my tractor from my dad when he died in 1998. I think it was set on maybe the 18, pretty hard to start if if was below 70 degrees. When I went to the 23 mark it now starts easy at 50. If I have a good battery and use the built in manifold heaters if will start ok down to say 32. If it is below that I try to heat the motor before I try. I remember 40 years ago my dad had the pump rebuilt, so I went with the 23 degrees and I consider for its age to be a fairly good starting tractor. If the battery is weak and it turns over slow then it does not start well. I put a big battery charger on it if the battery is low and that makes a big difference.
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies! Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]
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.
About this site - Yesterday's Tractors is your one-stop source for antique tractors. If you are interested in older tractors you've come to the right place! Join more than 275,000 other classic tractor enthusiasts from all over the globe. We have many resources for antique tractor enthusiasts available including photos, classified ads, more than 24 tractor discussion forums, a show guide, values, specs and much more. Bookmark this site and come back often. Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to use our feedback form to send us your comments, suggestions and ideas.