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1958 ford 600, no start


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Old 04-02-2014, 11:52:42 AM
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Default 1958 ford 600, no start

Hello I am hoping you guys can help me with my 1958 ford 600 tractor. Was running great the other day then it stalled as if it were out of fuel which is not the case. have very weak spark cleaned points swapped out condenser and changed coil from another running tractor but still have a no start issue any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Bill
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Default Re: 1958 ford 600, no start

As it's old, you likely have a case of too much resistance in the circuit. Wires that have frayed internally, switch connections, the ignition switch, ballast resistor, bad grounds and so on. All you can do is take things apart and clean the connections up.

Try running a wire from the battery to the coil to test if it will fire up.
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Good advise in the previous post but I would also double check that there is no fuel blockage and that it is getting into the cylinders. It may just be a simple blockage, worth a look at least. With electrics having a bad earth is the source of a lot of problems, loosen and retighten all connections.
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I assume this E10 crap they sell us ate the rubber in that $60 fuel line that runs from the tank down to the carb on our 841. You couldn't even blow through it at all when we got it off. It would be worth checking.
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They have been trying to get us Aussies to use that E10 crap for a while now. From what I've seen and heard not many touch it. They use it in our V8 Supercar race cars to try and encourage us to use it but we are not that stupid to use that crap and harm the engines.
Personally I wouldn't use it as a drain cleaner, leave it all at the bowers and let the fuel companies wear the cost of it.
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Did you solve your no start issues?
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Up here in the Great White North we have been dealing with the ethanol problems for five or six years, and believe, it is a problem,specially in the small engine realm. There has had to be so many carb rebuilds that new and used carb parts and kits are becoming harder and harder to find. About 90% of all small engine shops repairs are due to faulty fuel. Obtaining supposed fresh gas at the dealers and having to add stabilizer and octane boosters just to make it usable flies in the face of all things credible and right. We the consumer allowed it to happen and now paying heavily at both ends.
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