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Ford 100/ Jacobsen Chief 1000 Restoration

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 10:10 AM

I just picked up this Ford 100 from craigslist for 150. It had been sitting for a while so I changed the plug, oil, air filter, cleaned out the gas tank which was full of turpentine and cleaned up the carb. I put fresh gas in and the thing fired rite up and runs strong. This is my first small tractor restoration, any and all help would be appreciated.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 10:31 AM

:welcome: Nice to have you aboard. Good looking Ford. :thumbs:

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 11:37 AM

Go to the Tractor Restoration Tips and Tricks
Look for the post Things Often Forgotten When Starting On That Restortion
Some great tips here http://gardentractor...at-restoration/

If I did it correct this link should take you there but im not good at this kind of thing so hope it works

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 11:46 AM

Welcome to the forum! Nice looking 100 you have there. We'll be glad to answer any questions we can to help out.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 01:03 PM

:welcometogttalk: alot great people here with vasts amount of knowledge and experience in all diff types of GT's. You'll have alota fun. Be sure to check out our "manuals" section for info and the "hard to find" stuff as well. If you enjoy what ya find here........there's always a supporter option that is a great way to help keep our forum what it is and growing stronger!! glad to see another join.....
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Posted November 10, 2012 - 03:09 PM

Welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.
That's a nice 100 you have there.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 03:41 PM

And sorry my head must on wrong today WELCOME :welcome:

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 05:05 PM

:welcometogttalk: That is a good looking Ford 100! it even has all the parts that are normally missing when you find them.
(Generator belt guard, Battery cover, and the steering wheel center cap) Heck it even has the optional cigarette lighter and the electric PTO.

We have a great group of talented people on here that can assist you if you have any questions. (so ask away)

I myself am just finishing up on an old Jacobsen (the maker of the Ford GT's also) I love these old machines!

One word of advise before you go driving it around, Change the gear oil in the trans. I just had one that was full of water!
if the shifter isn't tight in the ball socket (moves up and down) water can enter, If it is loose the roll pin is broken off the shifter arm (inside that cup with 3 screws).

I just figured I would throw that out there, sure would hate to see you loose the trans if this was a problem.

Good luck with the new GT and again Welcome to the forum!
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Posted November 10, 2012 - 05:12 PM

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Thank for the tip, its good to know. I will do that as soon as i can.



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Posted November 10, 2012 - 05:31 PM

Any ideas about the stock exhaust it seems like it is staining the hood on the one side do most people reconfigure it?

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 05:37 PM

I have seen some extend the stock muffler out from under the hood. And some like me add a stack type muffler, but you need to make a support so it doesn't put a weight strain on the engine.

If I am going original I don't add the stack.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 05:43 PM

I like the look of the stack but im still not sure if i want to keep it as original as i can. Maybe i will do the stack and save the stock one.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 05:44 PM

As far as the exhaust, you have options. 1. It's your tractor, do as you wish. 2. If you decide on a stack, try to keep the original pieces. ( These may become a point if you decide to sell it later on, new owner may want the original exhaust). 3. It's your tractor, do as you wish.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 05:45 PM

1352570556450.jpg Here is a picture I took today of my Jacobsen 1200 (Ford 120)

They are the same as the Ford 100 just has a 12hp kohler instead of a 10hp.

But from this you can see the stack I just installed.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 06:05 PM

Nice! I like that. If you get a chance, could i get a close up picture?





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