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    Default ford 900 won't run

    I need help I've got 1956 900 ford tractor. I'm having trouble with it not cranking and running. I've had the plugs points rotor rotor cap coil plug wires carburetor battery replaced. The tractor still wouldn't start tried pulling it still no luck. We were getting fire to plugs and plenty gas to carb. Then We moved the plugs wires over one position on rotor cap after did this it fired right up. Ok we adjusted carb let run few minutes killed it cranked it up 4-5 times cranked ever time. Went back 2 days later cranked up ran a few minutes died wouldn't start. 2 days afterwards tried starting tractor it cranked then went dead wouldn't start. I'm getting fire at plugs. Fuel to carb. What could be problem? Thanks

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    Default Re: ford 900 won't run

    Still sounds like fuel starvation. Since you're getting fuel to the carb., I'd suspect the elbow strainer, where the fuel line attaches to the carb. #17 in this exploded view of you carb. Official New Holland Online Parts Store and Online Parts Catalog for New Holland and Ford Tractors.

    If it's partially plugged, it will let fuel trickle in to fill the bowl, if it hasn't been run for a bit. It will let it run for a short time, but not fill fast enough keep it running.

    A can of spray carb cleaner works well to spray through the mesh screen, to wash sediment back out through the inlet. Some low pressure compressed air to finish the job. Just be sure and wear some eye protection.

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    Default Re: ford 900 won't run

    cranking and dieing? if it has power to crank, then there is enough juice in the battery for points, so yeah I'd agree, it sounds like fuel problems.

    since it cranks and runs a short time you know you have spark, compression, ok timing and air... that just leaves fuel

    sent from my NOKIA LUMIA

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