Ford 4000 Tractor

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by mem, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. mem

    mem Well-Known Member

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    Maybe y'all can help me out. I recently bought my first tractor, and don't know much about it. It's an older (1964, I think) Ford. I think it is a 4000, with a 4 cylinder gasoline engine, tricycle type fromt tires. Does anyone know where the oil fill cap is located on this thing? I would think that it would be up on the valve cover, but that is where the gas tank is located.

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  2. WindowOrMirror

    WindowOrMirror ..where do YOU look? Supporter

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    Serial number 5 digits, no letters, higher than 38931? (Located on tranny). Then it's a 1964.

    Also, do you mean that the front tires (2) are very close together (row-cropping). I'm not sure if the 4000 had that option? The 4000 sits too low (even the old ones) - it seems to me - to have the row-cropping option.

    If you don't get an answer on the oil fill location, I'll stop by the neighbors and ask him where his is (he's got an old gas 4000).

    R
     

  3. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Not sure about your rig but in the past there was a removeable crankcase vetilator mounted low on some tractor blocks. Usually it is a cylinder shape with a tube turning downward.
     
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    wilderness1989 Well-Known Member

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    It's a pipe that sticks out of the engine block just above the oil pan, at 45 degrees more or less, with a ventilator cap on top of it. I had a 1964 4000 for a long time but that was years ago, it was a great tractor for me. :cowboy:
     
  5. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Those tikes can be a handful to drive so do take care. That'd be a valuable collector peice around me, whatcha pay for it if you don't mind my asking!?
     
  6. mem

    mem Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help, folks. I thought that the tube with the ventilator cap might be it. But, being a newbie, I'd hate to pour oil down the wrong whole.

    Ross, I think I gave $2500 for it. It needs some cosmetic work and a good tune-up, but I like it. And it may teach me a thing or two.

    Thanks again.

    MEM