Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

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Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby andgjerd » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:09 am

Hi,
Iam a owner of a Fordson Roadless 4x4. I belive it is a 61-62 mod.
Maybe someone can help me to find it out? Engine number is 08B776327

Picture: http://bygda.traktor.no/forum/topics/fo ... rmajor-4x4

How to put picture here on the tread?
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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby BearCreek Majors » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:54 am

Welcome aboard Andgjerd! Nice project you picked up. You are real close on the year, I’ll let the other guys date it for you…..I’ll bet there are a couple of them that don’t even have to look in the book.
Looks like the front Left wheel won’t turn, let us know what you find, hopefully nothing to bad. These are a GMC military axel so parts are around, you may just have to dig a little. If you have any questions just ask, I have had the Ax completely apart on my Selene, and there is a little trick to get the axel knuckles apart.
Looks like someone replaced the original tombstone with a fabricated unit, but looks like it is built quite well.
Does it run?

(Sorry, I can’t read Norwegian)

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby Aussie Frank » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:58 am

Hi Andgjerd,

That is a great tractor. It has a very interesting front axle with the extra strengthening on the lower half and a torque limiting clutch that is different from all the others I have seen or read about.

Pat is 100% right about parts for the front axle, they are easy to get even in Australia. I think I even found a company in Norway that sold CCKW parts when I was looking for parts for my axle some time ago. The only custom Roadless bit is the housing and that is hard to break. I have the GMC CCKW axle rebuilding specs on disk somewhere if you need them. Just send me a PM and I will dig them up and email them to you if you need them.

Regards, Frank.

P.S. I am a little jealous of your tractor, my tractor still needs to have all the Roadless parts repaired and bolted on.
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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby andgjerd » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:06 am

The Major is running, after standing a lot of year outside. The left driveshaft was broken,and It is now welded. I have purchased a "new" built axle from a truck fore spare.
I belive this Rodless kit is mounted in Norway. Will try to get some more information from Roadless about that.
Rebuilding specs is interested, thanks!
What price is it on tractors like mine around in the World?
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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby andgjerd » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:46 am

Out of this sheet my Fordson is a 62 mod.

http://www.fordsonmajor.se/pic/htmlpics/serialnb.htm

Maybe somone can help me with the mounth?
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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby Brian » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:04 pm

Looks like a November 1962 tractor but you would need to locate and post some of the date codes to confirm that.
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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby andgjerd » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:57 pm

Thanks, Where to find these codes?
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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby Grani » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:11 pm

It is not a Roadless. It is a Selene 4WD conversion.
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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby andgjerd » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:37 pm

What is the difference?
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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby BearCreek Majors » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:45 pm

Basically the Same thing. Selene started building them first and then Roadless was later licensed to build them as well, and probably built more than Selene did.
The Selene units have the 4X4 shifter lever on the back of the gearbox and the Roadless had the shifter on the top, I believe the Roadless has the transmission bolts threaded into their housing and Selene uses through bolts.
I don’t believe I have seen a Selene with a “slip clutch” on the driveshaft before and this one doesn’t appear to be a Roadless unit, apparently yours is a Selene design. Both units used mostly the same axle set up.

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby BearCreek Majors » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:37 pm

This unit is a Roadless, you can see that the transfer case is also much thicker where it bolts between the transmissions.

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby BearCreek Majors » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:43 pm

Andgjerd, does your Selene have the locking mechanism on the brake pedals?

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby andgjerd » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:56 pm

You can connect the break pedal together with a lock, yes.

Iam now thinking about selling this tractor. Any god tips to place an advert?
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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby frode » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:38 am

andgjerd wrote:You can connect the break pedal together with a lock, yes.

Iam now thinking about selling this tractor. Any god tips to place an advert?


How much are you looking for? And where in Norway are you located?

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby andgjerd » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:09 pm

Located in Sogndal. Price, bid from 35.000,- nok
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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby frode » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:54 pm

andgjerd wrote:Located in Sogndal. Price, bid from 35.000,- nok


Lykke til med salger...
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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby BearCreek Majors » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:16 pm

Andgjerd, I was curious about the linkage that locks the brake pedals down as mine had none of the linkage when I got it. With the addition of the transfer case the floor board’s mismatch with everything, I’m not sure if my parts went missing or if Selene never made the parts to adapt them.

This is what I made.

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Re: Fordson Super Major 4x4 Roadless in Norway

Postby county654 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:57 pm

What happend to this tractor?
Was it sold?
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