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Don E. Foster

08-06-2009 17:33:55

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Have a '72 Ford 2000, 3cyl, gas tractor. Great outfit.Problem is that it takes a lot of grinding on the starter to get it to fire. Seems like it is pumping gas to the carb. With the fuel tank higher than the carb, why would this be? Any ideas?


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08-06-2009 18:47:43

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 Re: '72 2000 Ford in reply to Don E. Foster, 08-06-2009 17:33:55  
remember that it is an updraft carburetor. meaning that gas fumes are heavier that air and you will need to give it a quick choke when you crank it or either you will need to crank longer to finally suck the heavy fumes upwards into the engine. cars are/were downdraft carbs so they would start much quicker. The updraft system is to make the system work better with sticky floats and bad gas, something tractors are very prone to.

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Ultradog MN

08-06-2009 17:57:45

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 Re: '72 2000 Ford in reply to Don E. Foster, 08-06-2009 17:33:55  
Read my post under the compression test thread about 4 posts below this one - about getting fuel to that carb. Also do a search in the search box for Holley and you will find numerous conversations about your carb.
It also wouldn't hurt to look at your spark to see if it is bright bluish white and jumps a full 1/4 inch. Maybe file the points and set the gap? Do the clean, bright and tight routine on all your connections - battery, starter, coil, distributer etc. That is a very good model tractor.

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08-06-2009 17:50:54

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 Re: '72 2000 Ford in reply to Don E. Foster, 08-06-2009 17:33:55  
your tactor has fuel pump mounted on the front of the engine be hind the gen. take top off and check to see if is plugged , they also have the tendency to fail over time

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