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Re: Buying a Ford 3000

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12-29-2012 10:49:09

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Good point about the 6-versus-8 spd. We looked at a 3000 a couple of yrs ago, advertised as 8-spd but I could never find 7 & 8 (shift decal was long gone). Finally realized it was a six-spd. Told the owner the ad was wrong, he calmly said it wasn't, he'd counted the speeds...6 fwd + 2 reverse = 8 spds.

As for the dry air cleaner, our 65 gas has a dry unit like this one does. CNH parts site says early diesels did have an oil bath.

Re the thermostart...yes for diesels but this tractor is a gas, carb & distrib are in the RH pix, so no thermostart.

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12-29-2012 14:29:37

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 Re: Buying a Ford 3000 in reply to 3000OH, 12-29-2012 10:49:09  
Gas my foot. I clearly see a diesel fuel filter and an injector pump. As I recall the Simms is an inline pump and only needs one filter as it it not as sensitive to water as the Roosa Master distributor pump. My After market SM says that 3000s were equipped with Simms pumps.

Well maybe so for the later models which this one is (later than my '65) as witnessed by the dry air filter, but mine has two filters, a water separator and then fuel filter and the Roosa Master pump.

If that picture with the hood up and battery swung out is of the aforementioned tractor that sucker is a diesel!!!


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12-29-2012 15:05:47

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 Re: Buying a Ford 3000 in reply to Texasmark1, 12-29-2012 14:29:37  
Mark, The pic you are referring to is my own tractor and yes it is a diesel so you are right about that.
But the original tractor that MikeAC asked about is a gasser.
You can see the photos of it by clicking on the link below.
As for the air cleaners, as far as I know all the 65-75 3 cyl gassers had a paper filter with the cover in the left center hood and all the 65-75 3 cyl diesels had an oil bath - serviced through the grill. Exceptions were some of the pre 75 Utility models like 3400, 4410 and maybe 4400. On those the diesels had a paper filter accessed through the Left side of the nose.

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12-29-2012 19:12:44

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 Re: Buying a Ford 3000 in reply to Ultradog MN, 12-29-2012 15:05:47  
Thanks for figuring out that confusion, Ultradog - I'd been wondering about it. I almost didn't write (the dry-or-oil-bath question is neither here nor there) but didn't want MikeAC to buy it and wonder where his thermostart was.

One thing I think we three can all agree - and that I think you (Ultradog) have said before - 3000s were some of the best tractors that Ford made.

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12-31-2012 11:25:48

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 Re: Buying a Ford 3000 in reply to 3000OH, 12-29-2012 19:12:44  
Drove out to take a look at the tractor today with a mechanic friend. Soon found out I did not ask enough questions before I went. Tractor battery is dead, and is in a now snow drifted field so I could not drive to it to jump it, or check anything else out. Dealer did not offer any help , just said where it was and that the key was in the ignition. Wish he had told me it wasn't running when I called.
It's too far to go back now that I know what I need. Learning experience. Thanks for the help everyone. I will keep looking.

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