newly purchased super major 4wd

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newly purchased super major 4wd

Postby richbart01 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:30 pm

Hi all ,

Recently collected a super major with " selene " conversion , i need new tyres & just wondering what where original sizes - presently we have fronts at 9.5 x 24 , rears - 13.6 x 36 - anybody able to assist ?

Richard .

p.s - piccys up later .
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Re: newly purchased super major 4wd

Postby richbart01 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:43 pm

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... tif_t=like


Link to tractor having been purchased last weekend .

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Re: newly purchased super major 4wd

Postby henk » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:50 pm

verry nice. :clap: :beer: :buddies: :mrgreen:
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Re: newly purchased super major 4wd

Postby Kiwi Kev » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:31 pm

Very nice. Looks quite straight with good panels.
What are you going to do with her? restore or use ?
Keep the photos coming.
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Re: newly purchased super major 4wd

Postby scoobyjim » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:49 pm

Ah so your the one that bought it. Saw this on ebay a few weeks ago. Looks straight enough

I have just finished one and it has 9.5 - 24 and 16.9 - 30
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Re: newly purchased super major 4wd

Postby county654 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:53 pm

Hallo Richard,
congratulations :beer:

That tractor comes from northern France? Offered in ebay?
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Re: newly purchased super major 4wd

Postby county654 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:54 pm

Double post, sorry
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Re: newly purchased super major 4wd

Postby oehrick » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:25 pm

Nice Tractor and a very handy looking winch Richard

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Re: newly purchased super major 4wd

Postby richbart01 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:15 am

Hi huys ,
yes this is the one on ebay that has come from france , our plans at present unknown - seems to be a phase at present where unrestored tractors in working clothes are fetching premium money , it needs new tyres & has 13.6 x 36 presently on rears but i have been told this is not strictly correct- we have spoke with richard at Bounds & even he is not 100% clear due to it being the Selene conversion - can anybody please confirm what size should be on there .
It is quite straight on tin work with a few nice " french" engineered additions such as foot throttle & some of the winch extra's , winter is coming & i can hopefully have a few sessions doing some winching .
We do have a super major as well but that presently has a g/box issue to be resolved .
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Re: newly purchased super major 4wd

Postby county654 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:14 pm

Hi Richard,
I was offered that Major about 2 month ago.
The Price was 6.500 € .
How much was the price on ebay? I don´t have the tractor on my watchlist.

Regards

Matthias ,
who still dreams about a Major 4x4
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Re: newly purchased super major 4wd

Postby county654 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:24 pm

The tyre size 13,6X 36 was not common 50 years ago.

The roadless manula talks about 11 x 36 in combination with 9x24.
14 x 30 can replace 11x36

Check the last pages of the following document
http://fordson.se/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3159
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Re: newly purchased super major 4wd

Postby Frans » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:49 pm

I dont think its a selene but a belgium french Thomas conversion the transfer box looks like selene but the front is not a roadless or selene, there where a few years some for sale at happyoldiron.com

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Re: newly purchased super major 4wd

Postby richbart01 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:54 am

Interesting thought, i'll get some better piccys for you - stay configuration from axle to underside of engine has made me wonder somewhat .
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