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Terry in Mo (T-Mo)    Posted 08-16-2023 at 06:33:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Ford 640 Sediment Bowl
  • I have a 1957 Ford 640 with the TSX-580 carburetor that uses the banjo bolt to mount the sediment bowl to the carb. I bought a new fuel line from Just8Ns and it fits the current sediment bowl. I bought a replacement, new sediment bowl that is listed for this tractor that uses the 3/8 inch banjo bolt. But the inlet for the fuel line is about a half inch too low for the fuel line to thread into.

    Has anyone else ran into this problem with this type setup with the Ford 600 series tractors? And if so, did you find the right sediment bowl? Or work arounds?

    Thanks.

    Tyler (MD)    Posted 08-17-2023 at 14:20:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Ford 640 Sediment Bowl
  • I remember when my dad first got his 640 tractor it had this sediment bowl assy on it:

    The threads for the fuel inlet got stripped and I put this new sediment bowl assy. on it.

    The hole in the banjo bolt on the old assy. was located differently than the new assy. so I had to order to correct banjo bolt. You can see the differences in the pics.

    I never liked the old sediment bowl assembly due to the fact that this used the larger bowl and it's housing rubbed up against the carb housing. Probably the wrong sediment bowl assy. for this tractor. I could have turned the housing 180 and used the different banjo bolt but the inlet would have been on the outside instead of inside near the motor. The new assy which used the smaller bowl fit better with the TSX-580 carb.

    The fuel line inlets on the sediment bowl assemblies need to be on the side near the motor. At least that's what I see in pics of different tractors. It appears that both fuel inlets are located similar in the vertical position related to the carb. You may want to try to bend the fuel line down some to get it to fit into the fuel inlet. Not sure what else to tell ya.

    HTH,
    Tyler (MD)    ‹(•¿•)›

    1940 Ford 9N (9N15015)
    1950 IH Super A (FAA299971)
    1953 Ford Jubilee (NAA61946◊)
    1957 Ford 640 (126545)
    2009 NH Boomer 8N (Z9D8N0046)

    Terry in Mo (T-Mo)    Posted 08-18-2023 at 04:55:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Ford 640 Sediment Bowl
  • The top image is what I have. And I agree, the larger bowl is right up against the float bowl of the carburetor. The new sediment bowl is indeed skinnier but its inlet is too low for the fuel line to thread into it. Where did you get the skinnier sediment bowl from?

    Tyler (MD)    Posted 08-18-2023 at 08:17:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Ford 640 Sediment Bowl
  • "Where did you get the skinnier sediment bowl from?"

    Replaced the sediment bowl assy. in 2015. Was looking for records but can't find any. Sorry I can't remember where I got it.

    There's a link below with a similar part to mine. Just make sure you banjo bolt hole is located like mine in this pic.:

    I've seen the same banjo bolts to the same assemblies that have the side hole located differently. Here's one from Ebay:

    Best of luck,
    Tyler

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