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Not sure what I own? Lee, Jim. help!

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Texas Paul

02-27-2001 18:20:59




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I never paid much attention to what the tractors true identity was until getting on a tractor site. I bought it years ago as an 801, I think. It is the diesel, serial numbers gone below the battery. Starter side has an oil filled breather, which comes up the side. No power steering. Tranny is the sliding up and down nuetral. front to back gears. The grill is one pole down the middle with 3 bars running across. The emblem is round with stars and has the wheat in the middle. Has the 2 stage clutch. Is their any other place to look for some identification numbers. Tractor is in good shape. I need to order a few things for it now and would like to know what kind of tractor to make sure I get the right parts. If you need more info let me know.

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Tony Jacobs

02-27-2001 19:07:44




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 Re: not sure what I own? Lee, Jim. help! in reply to Texas Paul, 02-27-2001 18:20:59  
Hey Texas Paul , Sounds like you have a Ford 861 Tractor, Need more info . First casting number on the right side of the engine block below oil filter , casting date is on the Left side of the block all the way to front of the block just above oil pan rail . Second casting number for the transmission is on the right side of trans. below the running board , as is the date . Third casting number for the rear axle housing is on the left side just below the pto cover as is the date . Get me those numbers and I can give you more info . Thanks Tony Jacobs

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Texas Paul

02-27-2001 20:58:56




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 Re: Re: not sure what I own? Lee, Jim. help! in reply to Tony Jacobs , 02-27-2001 19:07:44  
Could'nt help it. Had to go out there and look. I fought mosquitos and darkness for these, so here goes. I may be guessing on the dates.
Casting # right side engine block-310609
casting date left side /rail pan - 85 F 2
casting # trans- 310837- date 84Y
casting # axle - 310363 - date not sure 88R?
Thanks for the interest and the help Tony.



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Tony Jacobs

02-28-2001 22:31:43




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 Re: Re: Re: not sure what I own? Lee, Jim. help! in reply to Texas Paul, 02-27-2001 20:58:56  
Hi Paul, All the casting numbers you have listed are correct for your tractor , so at least you have a very original one. The dates are all indicate a late 1958 or early 1959 tractor depending on when it was sold . So you can order parts for a 1958 or 1959 it doesn't make much difference being that close . Thanks Tony Jacobs



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texas Paul

02-27-2001 20:27:16




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 Re: Re: not sure what I own? Lee, Jim. help! in reply to Tony Jacobs , 02-27-2001 19:07:44  
Thanks Tony, I will look for that information wednesday and see if you can translate.



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