View Full Version : Diesel tractor help

December 28th, 2006, 09:42 AM
Last night I was over at a buddy of mines trying to help him to get an old 1960's or 70's Ford diesel tractor/backhoe running. It has been sitting for approx 3 years with the intake taken apart (my buddys father in law started to put new injectors in it then fell ill) and now he can't get the thing to turn over. It cranked 1/4-1/2 turn, then locked up. He thinks there is rust in the cylinders, and has been pouring kerosene down them for the last 2 months. Last night I dragged this thing about 1/2 mile down the road with my truck while he popped the clutch, and the clutch just made noises and slipped, but the motor wouldn't turn over.

I am only a novice with diesels, and not familiar at all with this kind of tractor (I think he said it is a 3500 series) Are we missing something, or is it likely that this thing is seized up? Jut wondering if there is some stupid little thing we are missing.