V12 Super Major

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V12 Super Major

Postby superdeutz » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:06 pm

soo it has been nearly 2 years in the making so i thought i would post up some pictures of the progress its my first post so i hope its in the right section :shock:
Its a 1962 super major bought in a running but in rough condition,
The engine is a Deutz V12 f12l413 removed from a aircraft tug from Manchester airport.
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this is gonna take a while with the slow internet and photobucket ad explosions
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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby oehrick » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:25 pm

Hi superdeutz and welcome to the forum, posting and pictures OK here in Norfolk - know all about slow internet here too!

Looking forward to seeing the project progress while your old girl was restorable, she's not exactly an oil painting :wink:
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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby superdeutz » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:12 am

the strip down has begun :?

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thats the back end done :clap:
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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby superdeutz » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:46 pm

on to the gearbox this should be easy,

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looks like a bombs gone off :shock:
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next job is sandblasting............
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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby superdeutz » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:55 pm

into the hell hole,

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look like new nearly,

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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby superdeutz » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:07 pm

now for what i thought would be the easy part....nearly there i said :cry:

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lots of goodies..

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now where did i put all those nuts and bolts?
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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby oehrick » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:41 am

You will need to find them if you hope to claim it as a 'nuts & bolts restoration job' :wink:

Decent solid place to work in and a bigger 'hell hole' than many try to manage with.

the last 10% of the job takes 90% of the time is a reasonable rule of thumb to use in my experience.

Where are you located - in the Manchester region based on the engine source and stonework ??
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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby superdeutz » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:39 pm

oehrick wrote:You will need to find them if you hope to claim it as a 'nuts & bolts restoration job' :wink:

Decent solid place to work in and a bigger 'hell hole' than many try to manage with.

the last 10% of the job takes 90% of the time is a reasonable rule of thumb to use in my experience.

Where are you located - in the Manchester region based on the engine source and stonework ??


im in macclesfield cheshire, your right the closer i get to the end the further away the end gets :?
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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby superdeutz » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:13 pm

so lets start putting her together :clap:

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must be getting there now the axle stands are out :D
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new cross shaft and bushes

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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby superdeutz » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:19 pm

now on to the gearbox,

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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby superdeutz » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:21 pm

just to keep you all interested 8)

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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby superdeutz » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:21 pm

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after a lot of rubbing down time for the blue :P
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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby superdeutz » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:36 pm

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engine gets closer :clap:
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conversion plate and clutch done
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finally bolted together
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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby oehrick » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:28 am

That's a heck of a lump and looking very good - find anything badly knackered in the tractor on your way through ??
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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby superdeutz » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:52 pm

[quote="oehrick"]That's a heck of a lump and looking very good - find anything badly knackered in the tractor on your way through ??[/quote]

thanks, yeah its some size and weight, everything was knackered. replaced the back-end casting due to it being broke at the draw-bar mount, both half-shafts welded and machined to remove the wear at the seal, all new bearings, new cross shaft and bushes, machined brake shaft, machined all pedals and clutch pivot due to wear, new tank,clocks,gaskets,seals,bushes,brakes,pins,welded wear in draw-bar pins, machined axle and tombstone and made new bushes to suit, basically every part that can be purchased has been fitted and the parts that cant be bought have been made.
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Re: V12 Super Major

Postby superdeutz » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:02 pm

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