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Re: Old Ferguson Tractor

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04-17-2013 09:07:15

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most times when it runs only with choke closed,
that means the carb is stopped up.

I would start with a good carb cleaning and quality rebuild kit.

also install a fuel filter (metal) in line to insure you have clean fuel to carb.
note: most old carbs have a fuel filter screen in the elbow that connects fuel in line to carb. be sure to pull this elbow out and check the screen.

also can you still buy non ethanol fuel in your area, most of these old tractors run best on non ethanol fuel.

be sure your tank is clean and your transfer fuel cans are clean, if not after the carb cleaning it will be stopped up again if all tanks are not clean.

never let anyone give you fuel, always use your own tanks that you know are clean

good luck and let us know how it works out.

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Charles Forbis

04-17-2013 10:21:18

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 Re: Old Ferguson Tractor in reply to maxwell99, 04-17-2013 09:07:15  
Thank you for the help however I have checked out those things, taken the carb apart at least 5 times and soaked it in solution for 24 hrs. I've had this tractor for 20 years. This problem is puzzling. Do you have any other ideas I can try?

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04-17-2013 17:55:51

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 Re: Old Ferguson Tractor in reply to Charles Forbis, 04-17-2013 10:21:18  
it goes without saying that before you start working on a fuel related problem.

you must insure the electric system is all in a-1 shape.

I had a problem once, run a while then stop, then cool down and run again.
it was the coil ??????? just changed the coil and things cleared up.

is the distributor shaft still in good shape, the top bearing can be worn and that will let your points move .020 - .030 I got a new distributor, but if you can find the right guy he can replace that top bearing if its worn.

at this point anything and every thing is suspect.

these tractors are old and so many things can cause you problems.

when you get it right it will idle at 400 rpm's and take the fuel when you sink the plow or disk in the ground and open the throttle.

keep us informed of your progress.

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Charles Forbis

04-17-2013 16:30:41

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 Re: Old Ferguson Tractor in reply to Charles Forbis, 04-17-2013 10:21:18  
thanks to all. Started tractor and it runs fine with the choke puled full on. When I push choke in, then it chokes engine like the choke is suppose to work. Im going to run it like this for a while, maybe a speck of dirt in carb somewhere, will work through system. I am going to sell, how much should I ask. Thanks

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04-18-2013 06:26:55

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 Re: Old Ferguson Tractor in reply to Charles Forbis, 04-17-2013 16:30:41  
Which old fergy do you have, maybe I missed something. Set the air correctly even though its obviously getting to much maybe sucking in around a bad intake gasket. Eliminate the tank by using another gas source, check the float level, firing order and make sure order is in ccw direction on dist.

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