Note: The below is just a suggestion. I have never dealt with any of the businesses, but I have heard enough good things about them to include them on this "list". Please don't email me, asking to go onto the list-it's NOT going to happen.|
John Deere dealers are usually the best place for some parts, gaskets, repair kits, etc. They are the best place to get manuals and parts books. However, they often aren't cheap.
Look around websites such as these for information, parts, etc.
Some big dealers in John Deere parts are:
Dennis Polk, www.dennispolk.com
K+K Antique Tractors, www.kkantiquetractors.com
Dengler Tractor, www.expresspages.com/d/denglertractor
Sharp's Antique Tractors, www.oldjd4u.com
Crawler parts can be found at:
Try some discussion boards as well. Many people may have parts, and can answer questions. There are some good boards at:
Decals can easily be found, but many sources (including Deere) aren't accurate.
For carburetor rebuilds, I have heard only good things about Robert's Carburetor Repair, although, he can be expensive, and might take a while, with all the orders that he gets.
You should also look at some tractor junkyards in your area. To see a listing of junkyards in your area, go to:
Try my links page as well, www.geocities.com/weirddeere/Links.html
But really the best way to get info for parts is to ask anybody in your area that is interested in old machinery, especially people with restored tractors. And don't forget farmers, equipment dealers, anybody!