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TexasFire
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What year model Mike? I have a '68 Ford & have found parts availability very good. You can always post on here wat your looking for & someone will lilely advise where to look. Good luck!

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1981 Ford 1100 4WD
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I think the 1700 was a Sibaura Diesel for Ford, made sometime around 1978 - 1983. This was in the series 1100, 1300, 1500, 1700 and the 1900. They had either 2 cylinder or 3 cylinder engines. Parts for these are still available, but limited.
 

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Proper spelling is Shibaura, but the info is correct. Japanes made for Ford, and parts are hard to find and expensive when they can be found.
 

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i have two 1900 fords and i would not trade them for anything there the bigger brother to the 1700 they are well built very dependable and easy to service as for parts availability i haven't had a problem yet water pumps alternators starters thows can all be rebuilt so no wuries there and long as you are not braking major parts like axles transmission housings ect ect you will be fine parts wise i have been able to get all the parts i have ever needed very easily at a reasonable price to fix the few odd things that have come up that needed to be fixed over the past 5 years that i have owned these two tractors and they get used on a daily basis on my 26 acre hobby farm in fact i can go outside in -25'c weather and they will start right up no problem even if they are not plugged in
 

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1981 Ford 1100 4WD
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NR - thanks for correcting my typo

I have had my 1100 since new, 1981. Through the 80's it was used for hauling logs out of the woods, towing the splitter, and dump cart. I also have the Ford 702 blade for snow plowing.

It has 4wd and Aq tires. When snow plowing I do not use chains and it does a pretty good job up to about 16 inches of snow.

Now it gets used almost exclusively for snow and this year I added 200 lbs of suitcase weights to the 3 point (along with 66 lbs of wheel weights which I already had).

I added a block heater to mine which I run for 30 minutes before trying to start when it's below freezing. I still use the glow plugs.

It's been a great tractor.
 
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