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Wayne N Ind.    Posted 09-29-2017 at 19:21:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Ford 4000, 3cyl. W/loader
  • Man has this ford. Has not been started in two years. He is tired of messing with it. If he uses starter fuild it will backfire. $2500 obo. Could be simple or major. Looked pretty good in the pictures he sent me. Just what I need another project.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 09-30-2017 at 06:23:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The question of "What's the best utility tractor ever built?" comes up fairly often over on YT Tractor Talk forum.
    The 3 cylinder Ford 4000 consistantly comes up at the top of the heap. That and the MF 65.
    They are great machines so if you can get one (and have a need for a tractor that size) by all means get it.
    Backfiring sounds like it's a gasser? If so then first check your points.
    Points are a pia on those. Tight place to get into. Pull all 4 plug wires completely out of the tractor. Then take the dist cap off. Then check/clean your points. Set point gap to .024-.026
    To replace wires #1 is marked on cap.
    Firing order is 1 2 3. Dist turns CCW.
    I have had several 4000s - bought, sold, parted out, etc.
    Am working on one now. Chassis on this one is ag chassis but I'm putting an industrial front end under it to make it shorter,lower.
    I painted the chassis on two of them a couple of weekends ago. Mine in foreground, my pal Kenny's 545 in the background.

    Wayne N Ind.    Posted 09-30-2017 at 06:43:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I was wondering about the same thing you talked about .thanks. You got those two looking good.

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