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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 07:04 PM

I know very little about these Fords, and am looking to educate myself.
Reason being, is because, a freind thinks I should get this one out of his
barn. Who am I to argue with a freebie. It hasn't run in 10 years, but did when parked.
Starter is missing. It could use a bath too. Also comes with tiller.(under the hoses)

How doe one lift the tiller on these, or is something missing.
What year might this be.
Any other info appreciated.


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Posted July 16, 2012 - 07:14 PM

The wide part on the tiller hitch hooks in under the axle. The skinny part slips onto the bar sticking out just to the right of the PTO. There should be one long 3/8" X 2" bar that hooks into the lower tiller piece and goes up by the lift cylinder. It's almost a 3 point hook up.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 07:30 PM

A Blue tractor Will? That will clash with the red and yellow ones. Of course you could always paint it red and convert it to a Jacobsen. I think there is a manual for those in the Ford/Jac section. Unique tube frame construction. Welded, unlike the Bolens tractors, which are bolted together.
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 08:39 PM

Nice score Will, well worth the time to get going. Those are great machines, lots of get up and go on the 14HP one I had, that 16 should be better yet. :thumbs:
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 08:47 PM

Will, If you don't want it, I'll take it. Just don't know how we would get it here.. :laughingteeth:

Great deal and a good tractor. Way to Go !!
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 09:20 PM

It'll be a few weeks, before I go and get it.
Looking closely, at the grill, I see I've got some "stick it back together" work ahead of me.


Looks like fiberglass??

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Posted July 17, 2012 - 02:57 AM

Will, just for future reference, the model of this tractor is an 09jc3335, from 1972-1976. The engine oil pan is welded into the frame. Plenty of manuals to cover most things. Keith (skyrydr2) has a tiller apart in his thread here:
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This should have the limited slip rear in it also, I'm thinking. Tough tractors! There is one spot to check on the frame that may crack next to a weld. Mine was cracked there. I can get a pic of the area to check for that. Easy fix with the seat/fender pan off. You'll have plenty of help once you get it home.
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Posted July 17, 2012 - 03:04 AM

I just painted mine that looks just like that, really nice rigs they are! The older versions steer much better than their newer versions too.
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Posted July 17, 2012 - 02:46 PM

Will, I hope you get this Ford, they will impress you how well they work and are built. The Ford I got really impressed me.
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Posted July 17, 2012 - 08:32 PM

Keep these pics...when restored it is gonna be a real beauty. And a workhorse...I bought one, and kinda took a liking to em...now I own 5. I am in the midst of restoring Ford#1, have all the sheet metal apart and doing some 'glass' work to my front end as well...Good Luck with your new ford...
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 06:03 AM

Above I stated that the frame could be cracked. Here is a pic of where mine was cracked next to a weld. You can't see the crack from the pic, but it was there.
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This is in front of the RH seat/fender pan support, where the flat bar is welded to the rear axle support. You can see a rusty hairline going down from just below the tube frame. It would flex just enough there under load to keep knocking my neutral adjustment out. I don't think all tractors may have this, but there have been a few that I have heard of.
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 06:18 AM

So, do these things have the same rear end as a MF1650?

I just found out, it has a dozer blade too!!

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 06:26 AM

So, do these things have the same rear end as a MF1650?

I just found out, it has a dozer blade too!!

The trans is a 2500 Peerless with an Eaton 11.

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 10:48 AM

Ok, Ill check mine out today, for the tractor I am restoring...although - this just appears to be a cold weld and not a structural support. I'll check mine and let ya know...thx again

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 11:57 AM

I have only noticed that crack on the later versions.




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