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1970 Ford 2000 (new to me)


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Posted by DocXmas on January 13, 2008 at 04:31:27 from (207.119.102.147):

I am a new tractor owner and new to the list so take pity if I say something stupid. I just bought the above described Ford 2000. Ran great when I checked it out but after getting it home and letting really run for a while a couple things happened that I don't know if should be worried about.

1. The temperature gauge pegged out to hot but it didn't seem that hot and didn't run at an idle any differently. Should I replace the instrument cluster as a start or is there a part father down the line that would make more sense to replace? If it is the gauge is there a cheaper more accurate way to go than buying the entire cluster (the tach doesn't work either). Or could this really be a cooling problem.

2. Runs great at mid throttle and in lower gears really cuts out at higher gears and throttle positions. I have no idea what to do about that and if I should even be concerned.

3. Bought it as is and it had no leaks after it warmed up there was oil leaking some where around the front of the engine and seeping down on the left side underneath the power steering pump. How do I investigate to see if that is signficant?

Thanks!


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