Re: Parts Purchase

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Posted by Tim Daley(MI) on September 26, 2019 at 16:32:47 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Parts Purchase posted by Ken Carlsen on September 26, 2019 at 10:22:38:

If you’re looking for a place with all USA made parts, it doesn’t exist pal. Even the only licensed by FORD OEM manufacturer has some Cheena built parts but many are the made with the original Ford tooling he leases or owns. Just8Ns supplies most all Carpenter stuff too as original owner Don Barkley was Carpenter’s Tractor QC Man when he first started. Don’s son Derek owns and runs the business now. N-Complete is out of business now since last year or so, and he had the place up for sale at one time recently, but they were just a supplier and rebuilder as are every other supplier today. They all buy the same Cheena made and TISCO made parts and sell at a 5%-25% percentage markup. STEINERS use to make some original replicas of manifolds and things cast until the EPA shut them down but they sell all the Cheena and TISCO stuff as well plus the Carpenter stuff marked up. One huge myth is Yesterday’s Tractor is a parts supplier. They do but don’t make anything; they only sell from a bunch of suppliers who sponsor their sites. They are often prone to sending the wrong part, customer’s fault but mostly their fault and is the same Cheena made stuff as the rest. Now, NAPA sells good USA made Ford tractor distributor parts and more all USA made but some Mexico and Canada as well. CNH sells USA made points too for FORD tractors and probably more. Most parts are best purchased at Just8Ns or Carpenter but there are a few exceptions like NAPA, CNH, and SUMMIT RACING. One final important point to consider is that all FORD OEM components were designed to be rebuilt over and over. Carbs, distributors, water pumps, generators, starters, and more are best to be rebuilt than to buy a new cheap Chinese aftermarket junker. It depends on what you want to choose a supplier so do your homework.

Tim Daley(MI)

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