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Re: Ford 3000 only runs with choke out.

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Thanks guys for all your input. I found a "resident ford guy" in my neighborhood (never met before) and the moment I said Ford 3000 he said Holley Carb. I thought that was kind of eerie...Didn't have to many kind words for the holley carb. Anyway I have some concerns I think the main problem is the carb but I want to double check the fuel lines again. I'm glad you mentioned the nut on the carb (I was hoping to find a way to figure out how much gas was in the carb) so I will check that. The ford guy said to pull the fuel line going from the pump to the carb (or just before sediment bowl I guess...) and see how much gas shoots out. He said it should shoot out 3 to 4 inches... Any thoughts on this? If not the line is plugged. Ideally I would love to replace the line that loops up over the engine and goes into the sediment bowl but it's impossible to find I might have to see about building a replica.
I was thinking about getting the replacement zenith carb and after doing some digging 99% of the websites get the parts numbers wrong for the early 1965 fords. The early carbs are well over $100 more then then the ones for the 1968 and after. I was contemplating upgrading the linkage to something of a later 1968 model but maybe the cost would just equal out. Any thoughts on this. I'm contemplating buying the zenith carb as I need to get the tractor going soon I don't want my wife to think I just bought another huge project instead of a tractor...

As for the electrical I ordered an entire replacement harness for all the electrical on the tractor...There are alot of brittle wires on this thing...

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 Re: Ford 3000 only runs with choke out. in reply to stevo7122, 04-18-2013 08:12:39  
As far as I can tell (we have a '65 3000, too), the differences extend beyond the carbs. It appears that Ford changed governors in '68 and the linkage to the carb also changed, and I suspect that the bellcrank on the carb was part of the linkage change. Also got to tell you that I've never done a side-by-side with ours and a post-'68, so I could be wrong...what I just wrote about governors and linkage came from hours of reading through the CNH parts catalog. If you do the same, you'll find that the part numbers for governors, linkage, and carbs all changed in '68 (these parts aren't all on the same page, so there's lots of flipping back and forth).

A phone call to the company in the link - Farmers Service Inc. - confirmed that the carbs are not the same. He sells the correct carb for the '65-early '68's.

Now, if I'm right that the only difference in the old & new Zeniths is the bellcrank, then I suppose someone could machine a new one based on an existing part. But if you're going to buy a new Zenith anyway, why not just get the right one to start with?

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