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Charles    Posted 04-20-2020 at 17:40:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Paint? insulation spray> reroute? heat from manifold on 600
  • I'm not sure how to treat on painting around manifold and muffler on Ford 600. concern fire from regular enamel paint on heat shield and fan air deflector. I'm also questioning on gas line boiling. I have decided to not paint heat shield (looks to be stainless steel). I would like to not reroute gas line around and not thru, manifold area. Is there a high heat resistant-spray insulation
    Is it possible to move the muffler out from under hood , but still use current tailpipe under tractor?
    I am using in this order rest of tractor. sand, wire brush, rust restorer, primer- Old "genuine New Holland red enamel (I know laquar would have been a bwtter choice)
    Comment desired
    Charles on my Quartine therapy. Need warm weather to move outside to spray paint using new gravity airless sprayer. brushed on primer/
    Today spray can paint front pulley area using only TS rattle can spray can (worked good in tight area and right color)

    deanostoybox    Posted 04-20-2020 at 22:10:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Paint? insulation spray> reroute? heat from manifold on 600
  • There is some real good insulation for fuel and brake lines that slips over the tubing. Here is one example. I use something similar on the fuel line on my 8N along with an aluminum heat shield I made to cover the exhaust manifold.

    I have a friend who was given a 641 in sad shape. He brought it to me to get it running. The heat shield under the gas tank was rusted away and the fuel line was rubber hose around the back of the engine with an inline fuel filter and the hose was touching the exhaust manifold where it came around the corner from the back and headed for the carburetor. I replaced the heat shield under the gas tank with aluminum 0.120 thick so it could hold up to the vibration better. I looked at various ways to route the fuel line. I did not like any of the possibilities, but decided the way it was from the factory had to be the best. I made a new fuel line like the original except without the rubber section. I covered it with the braided insulation stuff. Then I mad an additional heat shield for the exhaust manifold with a "finger" which went down between the manifold and the fuel line. That tractor has been running for 3 years that way in Texas summer heat and not a single problem.

    Mike W    Posted 04-20-2020 at 19:19:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Is there something unusual about your 600? Or are you located in an extremely hot climate? While there is a good bit of heat under the hood on these tractors, they've been running successfully using the factory configuration for more than sixty summers.
    Something I have found on older tractors with chronic overheating was sediment deposited in the engine's coolant jacket. Core plugs out, pressure washer to blow it out, new core plugs in.
    Raincoat comes in handy for this job.

    Charles    Posted 04-20-2020 at 19:54:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The only inherent original inherent problem of the Ford 600, which was thought to be "vapor lock, was "drebis in fuel tank, plugging the screen in the tank. That has been cleared by cleaning out drebis.
    I don't have a overheat problem as the motor was overhauled and pressure cleaned.
    The only thing I am currently trying to do is reduce any possibility of future vapor lock as the Ford 600 has a inherent problem in the way the muffler is just below the gas tank. There is a heat shield between the muffler and gas tank to help in that heat tranfer. The other inherent problem is that the fuel line passes thru the manifold area.

    Jimmyjack    Posted 04-20-2020 at 20:30:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Paint? insulation spray> reroute? heat from manifold on 600
  • I know vapor lock is an inherent problem on the 800s and I dont know if the 600 is similiar. I insulated the line first and it helped. Then I rerouted the line in front and around the engine and it cured all the gas line heating problems.

    Charles    Posted 04-21-2020 at 06:56:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • THX I will try the braided first. I have decide to not paint heat shield and reinforce bolt hook up with washers, where it is cracking from vibration. May get by 99% of time. I can also buy non alchol gas.

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