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Posted May 09, 2015 - 09:02 PM

This tractor simply has a toggle switch for ignition. Should it have a key switch? Note its an early 1966 model. Also what kinda oil for hydrostatic? I'm not familiar with the oil it calls for in the manual I downloaded.
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Posted May 09, 2015 - 09:23 PM

What tractor? Which fluid does it call for? Most of the key switches are just on and off. If you have magneto ignition, the switch grounds the points to kill the engine. If you have coil ignition, the switch when turned on will provided power to the coil. The switch to coil should not be left on when the engine is not running or the points will be damaged. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 09, 2015 - 09:47 PM

Sorry I didn't make it very clear. Its a Ford 120. 1966 vintage. I'm curious what they had from factory
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Posted May 09, 2015 - 09:48 PM

Calls for some kind of Ford type a fluid

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Posted May 09, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Ford Type "A" is pre dexron tranny fluid.

Any make of Dexron 3 will be good.


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Posted May 10, 2015 - 08:47 AM

Thanks.this forum is both helpful and fun.

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Posted May 12, 2015 - 08:43 AM

OK.what about the ignition? I have a toggle switch instead of a key switch and a small red light just above it. Then, on the r/h side there's a separate large start button. My question is weather or not it would have had a key switch from factory and if that little red light is factory. Not that there's any problem running it this way,it's just I want to restore it back to the way it was from factory.

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Posted May 12, 2015 - 09:26 AM

OK.what about the ignition? I have a toggle switch instead of a key switch and a small red light just above it. Then, on the r/h side there's a separate large start button. My question is weather or not it would have had a key switch from factory and if that little red light is factory. Not that there's any problem running it this way,it's just I want to restore it back to the way it was from factory.

For that we need the 530?? # to match it up. There are several Ford 120 manuals and numerous Jacobsen 530??'s. If I understand correctly, there were several models(530??) that did not have a key switch. This may be one of them. Can you post a pic of the toggle and push button area?


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Posted May 12, 2015 - 10:06 AM

If you're talking tractor model number 53091. Yes tonight I can likely get a picture and post it.
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Posted May 12, 2015 - 10:36 AM

I went to New Holland and they do not show a toggle/starter button. But I am still not convinced that the early models had an ignition switch.

Ford 120 Wiring.JPG

 

Items 2 & 3 are the switch and keys.

This diagram shows the PTO switch (#17) which was not on there until 1969.


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Posted May 12, 2015 - 05:40 PM

Some pics

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Posted May 12, 2015 - 05:41 PM

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Posted May 12, 2015 - 08:13 PM

It does look like it is original. That is actually pretty cool. I have an early 60s Simplicity that has a toggle switch instead of a key switch but, I don't know if it is original either. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted May 12, 2015 - 08:22 PM

OK.what about the ignition? I have a toggle switch instead of a key switch and a small red light just above it. Then, on the r/h side there's a separate large start button. My question is weather or not it would have had a key switch from factory and if that little red light is factory. Not that there's any problem running it this way,it's just I want to restore it back to the way it was from factory.

the toggle switch with red light above it is for electric pto. There is a push button to crank engine. There is regular key switch to give ignition power and to cut power( only a 2 position switch). Please show pics of your tractor and dash because electric pto was not available til 1968. Thank you


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Posted May 12, 2015 - 08:50 PM

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