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Farmall f20 will not idle


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Default Farmall f20 will not idle

Hi again. I have a early to mid 1936 F20 and it runs good for the most part. But for some reason I can not get it to idle bellow half way. The tractor still has the throttle on the right side so it's the earlier style. I'm guessing it's missing the variable govener? Can I adjust the idle at all?

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Default Re: Farmall f20 will not idle

More information, when you say it doesn't idle do you mean it dies or do you mean engine speed never slows down. If it never slows down is your idle stop screw loose and can you turn it out? Also, these zenith carbs have a passage that can clog in the main jet hole that goes down to the bottom of the bowl, these can make problems. Governor adjustment you can get easier with an I&T manual than I can explain. If it dies when going to idle it could also need a thorough cleaning on the passages.
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