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showcrop

04-02-2014 05:40:13
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It sure looks like a keeper to me. You don't see many of those light industrials. It apparently has had the motor replaced, you can tell because the tank supports and hydraulic pump are not blue.




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Norm43

04-02-2014 06:25:39
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 Re: Ford Light Industrial tractor saga in reply to showcrop, 04-02-2014 05:40:13  
I agree that the motor has probably been changed but I also know that the head gasket was changed about 10 years ago and that the tractor has not been run much since then. In fact the blown head gasket was still sitting under what was left of the padded tractor seat. This came from a small town in central Utah and several people came to see it leave. One of them told me that he was the one who replaced the gasket. (small world) The motor codes out as a late 174 but I don't know what code an original motor might have been.

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Texas!

04-02-2014 10:03:36
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 Re: Ford Light Industrial tractor saga in reply to Norm43, 04-02-2014 06:25:39  
By the SN it"s a 1962 model so on the RIGHT side of the engine block there should be a C0NN-6015-? casting number. On the LEFT side of the block just above the oil pan there should be a date code cast into the block in raised numbers. If you can post photos of those two numbers we can tell you if it is the correct block for the tractor.



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Norm43

04-02-2014 12:30:08
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 Re: Ford Light Industrial tractor saga in reply to Texas!, 04-02-2014 10:03:36  

Thanks Texas ... I lived up in the mid-cities a couple of times and have a native born Texan son. Live out in Utah now.

Do you have industrial tractors?

Here are the numbers and thanks for the info.

Does that look like a cracked block to you? Just noticed that with this picture.

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Texas!

04-02-2014 15:15:45
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 Re: Ford Light Industrial tractor saga in reply to Norm43, 04-02-2014 12:30:08  
It certainly looks like the original block. 2C16 translates to March 16, 1962. The F inside the C is the logo for the Cleveland Foundry. The earlier blocks had DIF cast in them- Dearborn Industrial Foundry if I recall correctly. That looks like casting "flash" to me, not a crack.
I don't have any industrials but I'd sure be fixing that one up with some of the spare parts I have laying around if it were mine.

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Norm43

04-02-2014 18:20:22
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 Re: Ford Light Industrial tractor saga in reply to Texas!, 04-02-2014 15:15:45  
Thanks Texas for the info. Here is what may be the story. Someone probably wanted to make it a blue tractor because the newer ones were blue. So while the engine was out they painted it blue, I have found a couple of red spots around the edges. And they painted the front tin blue but never got around to stripping and painting the rest of the tractor. At least it makes a good story.

Now here is another chapter. I got referred this morning to another 62 light industrial in Salt Lake City. Originally it was a diesel but now it is a gaser. Engine smokes but it has awesome tin including almost pristine rear fenders. Serial number 167665 and code 40303 DS. Has 14.9 24 turf tires as well but the rims are toast. So ... I probably have enough parts to really make a good one. Pictures to follow.

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