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Re: Ford 4500 gas

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02-07-2013 19:59:04

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There is no pushrod - the pump is actuated directly by an eccentric on the camshaft gear. Be sure to clean the crud away before you unbolt the pump so the crud doesn"t fall into the timing cover.

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02-07-2013 21:31:36

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 Re: Ford 4500 gas in reply to lfc, 02-07-2013 19:59:04  
You are correct about the eccentric on the front of the cam. But there is a push rod - slides in the timing cover between the eccentric and the pump.
Wouldn't hurt to leave it all in there if he did as Rod suggested and went to an electric pump.
Rod, why do you suggest the alternator? Should be plenty of amps in an old generator system to run a little fuel pump.

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02-08-2013 04:37:56

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 Re: Ford 4500 gas in reply to Ultradog MN, 02-07-2013 21:31:36  
Thanks Ultradog. I wasn't sure about the push rod - it has been a long, long time since I switched pumps on our 3000 due to it gaining oil.

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02-07-2013 21:41:55

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 Re: Ford 4500 gas in reply to Ultradog MN, 02-07-2013 21:31:36  
I despise those generators... I wouldn't want to rely on them to run anything 'necessary' on those tractors. First thing I do with Lucas gens is toss em... Every once and a while I take a fit and decide to find out why they don't work... then I toss them. They were the single biggest downfall of that entire series of tractors.


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