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    Ford 1210 Coolant

    I just flushed and filled the coolant in my 1210. The dealer this time gave me a jug of coolant that was purple. In the past it was always green. Does anyone know if this change in coolant is something that will have a negative effect on my engine? I am aware that they update specs all the...
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    Ford 1210 Hydraulic Leak Down

    Hi all, I'm back after a long hiatus. My gear drive 1210 that I use for moving snow has an issue. The lift arms will lower fairly quickly after shutting it off. The heavier the implement the faster it goes. After some searching, it appears I need to replace a piston seal. I have looked at...
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    2017 F150

    My 2015 Taurus is in the shop this week to restitch some of the front passenger seat leather. The dealer gave me a 2017 F150 Supercrew 4x4 with the 2.7 ecoboost and only 600 miles on it. After driving it a few days I will say it is a very, very nice truck. That little engine is extremely...
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    New Car

    I thought I would post a picture of my new car. It's a 2015 Taurus Limited. This will be my daily driver and help preserve the truck. It's a very nice car to drive. Comfortable, sporty and pretty efficient. Wasn't necessarily looking to get a new one but they were dealing pretty good on the...
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    Wiring Help Needed

    I recently installed a 4 person hot tub that plugs into a GFCI 110v outlet on the deck. The manual says it only pulls 13 amps max so no issues there. The problem is I use my electric smoker on the deck also and running both will obviously trip the breaker. This particular outlet shares some...
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    Opinions on High Mileage Oil

    What do you guys think about the current high mileage oils? In particular, my son's 100k mile Ranger has a slight oil leak. It is not the pan or valve covers that I can see. I have read where the seal conditioners in these new high mileage oils can help slow down or even stop oil leaks. Any...
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    Garage Floor Cleaning

    I've recently started cleaning up the attached garage and have some old oil / grease stains on the floor. I've tried many things but have yet to get them to "lift" out. I've tried power washing, Tide detergent, mineral spirits, etc.... Tire marks are still there too. Anyone have any...
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    Ruger Mini 14

    I have been getting the itch to get a Mini 14. I would use it mainly for a varmint gun and just general fun and target shooting. I have always liked wood stocks and blued steel. Synthetic is nice but I'm leaning towards wood. Any of the resident gun experts have any pointers for me? (my...
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    Any lottery winners here?

    I buy a few dollars of tickets each week. Most I have won is 100 bucks, twice. Any TBN'ers win any big money?
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    Time For a Brake Job

    Time to do the front brakes on my 2007 Superduty and I have a question. In 9 or maybe even 10 of the last brake jobs I have done, in the family or for friends, I have bought new rotors. They are usually cheap and it makes the job go faster. New rotors for my truck are about $100.00 and I was...
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    Tonneau Covers

    I am in the process of researching a new truck. I have used a topper on my trucks for the last 20 years or so. That is always a big expense with a new truck. This thread is not about trucks (I will be getting an F-150 with ecoboost or 5.0) so I am looking for information about alternatives to...
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    Remington R1 .45 ACP

    What do you guys think of the Remington R1? I have been looking at them and have found mixed results. The gun would primarily be a home protection gun and occasional weekend plinker. I'm not really a target shooter but want something reliable for sure.
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    Ethanol Gas - how to tell if bad

    I have been worried about the 30 gallons of gas in my boat for the last 6-8 months. I was able to get a little bit drained off by pumping the primer bulb into a gas can. Didn't work too well so I used a mighty vac to see if it would help. Long story short, I wasn't able to get much gas out...
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    Feedback on Tires

    Anyone have anything good or bad to say about Michelin LTX A/T2 tires? Fortunately, I am about thru with my Badyear silent armors and looking to get some new tires. These tires never balanced properly since new. It is a long story, but now my number one priority is to get quality tires that...
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    Need Advice on Smaller Ford 10 Series

    Hi guys, many of you might know I have a mid 80's Ford 1210 4wd. Because of this forum I have been able to fix a lot of the small things wrong with it and I have added several implements to boot (FEL for one) and learned how to use them. For that I would like to say thanks. One thing I have...
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    How to adjust clutch?

    I want to check the adjustment of my 1210's clutch and the book calls for around 1 inch of free play. (the book is in the garage right now) How do you measure the free play? Is this at the top of the travel? With cars, I have always adjusted by when it engaged as you let the clutch out. Like...
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    FEL Storage

    I am getting ready to remove my FEL for winter. I don't use it for moving snow. The question is whether it is better to store it with the cylinders fully extended or contracted. It will be in the garage until spring. Any opinions?
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    A little help with lighting question...

    I thought about posting this in the owning / operating forum but I feel there are dedicated Ford experts here. I have added 2 lights to the top of the roll bar on my Ford 1210. They are rated at 55 watts. First question, is that 55 watts per pair generally, or each? I have a 35 amp heavy...
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    Finally got a loader ....

    I have been wanting a fel for my Ford 1210 fwd for years but could never justify the cost. I recently priced a new Westendorf and with tax it was about 4,000. No way that was going to happen. I kept thinking I would get a rear scoop and learn to use that. Then I found one on eBay Saturday...
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    Ford Hydraulic System Screen

    I recently changed the hydraulic fluid and filter in my Ford 1210 but I did not clean the pickup screen at the time. My question is can I do it now without draining the system? Also, where exactly is it? In the line going to the pump below the filter housing? The 3 pt has been working fine...
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    Advice on Grass Planting

    I have around 4 acres of grass that I want to spruce up. Currently it is a mixture of K-31 and assorted field grass and weeds. The areas where the original K-31 is thriving look pretty good. I need advice on how to go about this without round up, tilliing, and reseeding. We might be able to...
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    Pics of my 1210

    I am getting ready to take my 1210 back out to where it usually lives on my Mom's 5 acres. It won't look this clean for some time so I thought I would take a few pics. I had it in my garage since last fall, and well...., a few hours later all the maintenance and clean up is done. Touched up a...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Finally Getting Some Snow

    Here in southern Kansas we haven't gotten much snow this winter. I have owned (with my late father) a little Ford 1210 4x4 since 1986 and it has always lived at my parents place in the country. This year, I decided to bring it to my house in the city to clear snow and do some maintenance on...
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    Hydraulic Top Link Questions

    Hi guys, I would like to add a hydraulic top link to my Ford 1210 to help with the box blade and the KK dirt scoop I want to buy in the spring. I am pretty familiar with everything on this tractor except the hydraulic system. I have no loader or front hydraulics but there is a manifold or box...
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    Rear Hydraulic 3 pt Operation

    Hi all, I just did a lot of maintenance on my Ford 1210 4WD. It had sat for awhile so I changed all fluids and filters. I never noticed this before, but when I raise the 3 pt, it comes up a little jerky. It's not real bad but not as smooth as going down. The only implement I have put on is...
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    Snow Attachments Rear blade converted to snow blade

    Has anyone ever sandwiched a 1/2 to 1 inch thick piece of rubber between the cutting edge and mold board on their rear blade? I want to use mine to clear a concrete driveway this winter and am afraid of what the cutting edge will do to the concrete. I have thought about using wood as a scraper...
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    Gear Oil Specs

    The manual for my Ford 1210 FWD says to use SAE 80 extreme pressure gear lubricant with an anti foam additive. I have some Castrol synthetic in 75W-90. Does this meet the spec? Thanks in advance.
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    Diesel Fuel Additives

    Hi guys, I have noticed a lot of stuff lately with the ULSD being used in older engines. Can someone point me in the right direction as to what additives I should add to prevent any problems? My tractor is a Ford 1210 diesel that has run great for 22 years. I would like to keep it that way...
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    Box Scraper Kioti box blade

    I have a chance to buy a new 4 foot Kioti box blade for 450.00. It has set outside some and has some peeling paint but I figure after 1 or 2 uses it would look no different. It is the heavier version with the 3/8's side panels. Are these well made? Does it sound like a good price? My...
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    Hydraulic Whine?

    Hi guys, My 1986 Ford 1210 will make a whining noise when idling and no load on the rear 3 point. I throttle it down and as I am unloading wood from the trailer it makes a squealing / whining noise that stops if I move the lift lever. Nothing is even attached to the rear 3 point. The fluid...
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    New Guy

    I just wanted to say hi after joining. I have been reading for awhile and thought I would join to tap into your knowledge when the time comes. I am maintaining 5 acres for my mom since my dad passed last year. I was paying a guy to mow but he wasn't dependable. Also, mowing is just a small...
 
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