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801 Indentification

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George Fisher

06-28-2003 04:31:48

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I just bought a Ford 800 series tractor. I owner told me that battery acid had eroded the serial number. I'm not sure if its a 800 or 801. It is a diesel, and has a high-low transmission selection. Any help trying to find out more would be helpful.

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06-28-2003 16:10:39

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 Re: 801 Indentification in reply to George Fisher, 06-28-2003 04:31:48  
Sounds like a model 841 (in the 801 series) based on your clues.

1. you say it's a diesel. Diesel was introduced with the 801 series in 1958.

2. You say it has a hi/lo option. That sounds like a Sherman step-up or step-down aux trans. That aux trans can only be mated to a 4 speed transmission, not a five speed. So that eliminates the 851 and 861.

I'm guessing 841 because that's the model I see Shemans installed on most often. I suppose it could even be an 821 or 831, but I kind of doubt it. Does it have a pto and 3 point hitch?

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George Fisher

06-29-2003 00:51:51

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 Re: Re: 801 Indentification in reply to Jim.UT, 06-28-2003 16:10:39  
Thanks, it does have a 3 pt hitch and a power take off. It is in really excellent shape, the sheet metal is superb, I am loosing oil through the 'breather' on the lefthand side of the top of the engine. Any suggestions (new rings). The oil is making a real mess. Oh, the alternator is also not working, but it may be the wiring. This is very much a 'working' tractor, but this winter I want to do it up right! Any help would be appreciated!

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06-29-2003 06:08:57

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 Re: Re: Re: 801 Indentification in reply to George Fisher, 06-29-2003 00:51:51  
Oil is pumped up there to lube the rocker arms. If it just running out the breather/vent a possible cause would be the drain back returns are plugged/restricted. This is caused by years of condensation causing rust to form and flake off the sheet metal valve cover.

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06-28-2003 07:25:05

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 Re: 801 Indentification in reply to George Fisher, 06-28-2003 04:31:48  
Check the below link and click on Quick I.D., hope this helps. Jim Floyd

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George Fisher

06-29-2003 00:57:42

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 Re: Re: 801 Indentification in reply to JimGa, 06-28-2003 07:25:05  
Thanks for the link!

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