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2N FORD Tractor Fuel will not flow from tank to

2N FORD Tractor Fuel will not flow from tank to carb. I have drained the tank and removed the sediment bowl assembly blew it out and cleaned it along with the fuel line to carb. If i loosen the pressure on the sediment bowl nut or remove the inlet line to carb fuel flows. I also drilled an 1/8 inch hole in fuel cap incase vent is clogged

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  • outdoorsm73 Apr 08, 2011

    thanks I'll do the cleaning of the carb bowl in the morning, i just bought the tractor . We drove it 81/2 miles to the house. it has been running fine and easy to start untel i was blading the driveway. one time it would get fuel then it wouldn't. i cleaned the screen in the sediment bowl many times nothing blocking any more



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You have a clogged fuel manifold in the carb. This is usually caused by something in the float needle seating area. Remove the float bowl, remove the float and pull out the float needle. Then use carb cleaner in the float needle area to blow out the debris or dried / varish in the float needle seat and the fuel maifold. Spray carb cleaner from the manifold / hose fuel connection and make sure that you get it clean. Then with the float and float needle still removed turn on the gas and make sure you have fuel flow.
Here is a carb kit if you need parts: (Do a net search for the kit you can get them cheaper than this one.)

I get the feeling that this tractor sat ilde for sometime and your now trying to get it going again. When a fuel system sits for a very long time with fuel the fuel in the float bowl and carb will turn into a shellac and really gum things up. Worst case you remove the carb and soak it in Chemtool B-12 overnight / couple of days then rebuild it using the kit above. (You will be glad that you did!)

You can get a new fuel cap here:

Also there is a SCREEN in the top of the fuel sediment bowl that can be caked with gunk. This will stop all fuel flow if it is blocked.

I have spent hundreds of hours on one of these... doing large garden work back in the day and moving hay in several different ways. (Brings back some good memories and makes me ponder where that tractor is today...hmmm..)

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    Kelly Apr 08, 2011

    Had yet another thought from experience.

    You may also end up removing the fuel tank or at least disconnecting everything from the fuel tank to clear debris in the fuel tank port. My experience is to remove the tank, empty the contents and then shoot air across the opening WITH THE TANK INVERTED to draw out any debris. Have had to do this with Ford, Case, Allis-Chalmers, Minneapolis Moline. Oliver, Farmall / International Harvesters and John Deere models that have sat for long periods. Just could not stop the intermittent fuel flow until the tank was also clean. I am always reluctant to introduce air directly into the fuel outlet port for fear of damaging the tank or fitting. (Been there done that!)


  • outdoorsm73 Apr 17, 2011

    Kelly thanks, Well just been able to put the carb back on the tractor . The mounting studs stripped . Was not able to tighten down. Ended up buying thread all and able to thighten down. B ut believe i found the correct size studs last night at summits racing parts for carbs. After i turned on fuel . Tractor started and shuts after running for a few minutes. So i have cleaned out jet and seat area twice . it will restart shut off . Believe I will soak it in some Chemtool B-12 over night Plus i need to get a filter before the carb fuel intel There was not one installed when i took the carb apart.

    Again thanks for the help

  • Kelly
    Kelly Apr 17, 2011

    Installing a fuel filter will stop the debris from cloggin your jet orifices. That is a must on an older tractor. Just to many sources for rust to do the clogging of things as they age. If you do not install a filter... this symptom will repeat often.

    If you would please.... rate the post now as you see fit. I was just glad to have been able to help.

    Take care,




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