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Todd Allen
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posted May 22, 2003 04:31     Click Here to See the Profile for Todd Allen   Click Here to Email Todd Allen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am in need of a fuel shut off valve for our 1959 Dexta Diesel I would like a new one but a good used one will be fine, any help is appreciated thanks!

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mikeR
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posted May 22, 2003 11:13     Click Here to See the Profile for mikeR   Click Here to Email mikeR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
have a look at the posting by peter tatham 12/2/03. the company are now advertising for orders to make a new batch, in fact I might treat myself and order one aswell

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WayneB
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posted May 22, 2003 12:37     Click Here to See the Profile for WayneB   Click Here to Email WayneB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am a becoming bit hesitant about ordering parts from the UK. I ordered my Dexta front Badge 3 months ago, and am still waiting for delivery.
I have ordered large parts-just fine, but with smaller parts, this is the third incidence which I had difficulty in getting the part. And that badge was priced premium.


Wayne

"A firm called Vintage Tractor Spares is advertising that they are taking orders for Dexta induction primer pumps. They can be contacted at Manor Farm, Park Lane, Walton by Kimcote, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 5RQ. England. Tel 01455 556784. It looks like that they will manufacture the pumps if there is sufficient demand. As this pump is perhaps the most sought after Dexta part I thought you might be interested.
Peter.

Alan
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posted December 11, 2002 12:28
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I've just rung them, they need 100 orders to proceed and the cost is £78 plus VAT. Their website is http://www.vintagetractorspares.co.uk/
Regards
Alan


Alan
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posted February 12, 2003 13:31
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Just checked on the progress and was told that expects to have induction primer pumps available in about 3 months. Needs a few more orders though!" END QUOTES

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Alan
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posted May 22, 2003 14:15     Click Here to See the Profile for Alan   Click Here to Email Alan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Latest date that Vintage Tractor Parts have given me for availability is end of July. I understand that they have now got enough orders and have instructed the engineering firm to proceed with production.
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Alan

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Oscar
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posted May 23, 2003 10:46     Click Here to See the Profile for Oscar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of the reasons that I'm not too fond of advertising on my site is that I cannot guarantee that those companies and/or individuals are trustworthy. Fordson folded in 1964, i.e. four decades ago. There is no viable economic market here for a present-day commercial company.

Be hesitant when ordering stuff from overseas. The laws are different from what you're used to and you might lose money. I'm not saying this decal deal is rotten, because it's all probably going to work out just fine. But bear in mind that decals are typically items that every Fordson owner wants, and they're priced according to demand, not according to cost of manufacturing. If anyone wanted to make a quick buck with Fordson parts, it would have to be with decals.

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Jos Cuypers
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posted May 23, 2003 11:38     Click Here to See the Profile for Jos Cuypers   Click Here to Email Jos Cuypers     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just for your information :

Last week saturday the waterpump has broken (water leaking at the same rate I would be able to poor it in). HELP HELP. So on monday I went to a local tractor dealer who has no Fordson parts on stock, but he informed me that there is a company in Belgium that has nearly all parts for the sweet 4-wheeler. 25 minutes later I was standing in front of a huge store and indeed, they have 80% of the Dexta parts in stock but also for the Major and other Ford tractors... !(Dexta Front wheel axles, steering links, pins, gas-kits, pistons , lifting bars ....) I felt like beeing in heaven !!!!! Not original but certainly good stuff. Payed 120 Euro (135$ ?? ) and in the afternoon I was able to continue the mowing. An other proof that Dexta is an easy to work on sweety.
I checked the internet and found out that they started a web-site. It is still not complete but it gives some infomation. Sorry, but they are represented mainly in Europe (as far as I can understand).
Unless somebody out there has bad experience with the company TRACPIECES, this looks a solid company.
Check out this site : http://www.tracpieces.com
Greetings
Jos

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wfillingham
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posted May 23, 2003 14:53     Click Here to See the Profile for wfillingham     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The primer/plunger worked okay when i bought my Dexta, but it had been stood for 9 years, after a lot of vigorous priming, the rubber bit popped out. I prised the aluminium part back, and stuffed the rubber bit back in, then tapped the metal back. it now just leaks really badly. Can they actually be takedn to pieces, I cannot see how they can, though I am sure there should be some little rubber seal inside or something. Possibly the problem was not to use the primer so excessively, as now after stripping the engine, it can be seen that there was no compression anyway due to badly burnt valve seats. So hopefully, after the rebuild, i will not need to use the plunger. Even before the rebuild, it did used to start okay in the summer with no primer, but in the winter it was near impossible.

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Oscar
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posted May 26, 2003 07:06     Click Here to See the Profile for Oscar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been told you can't take the original primer pump apart; it's been shrunk together.

Jos, good tip! But I'd say 120 euros for a waterpump is a lot of money. Then again, you were mowing away again in no-time and that may be worth a lot, too.

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Johan
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posted October 16, 2003 07:39     Click Here to See the Profile for Johan   Click Here to Email Johan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do anyone know when new Dexta Fuel Shut Off/Primer valves are expected to be available?

I've tried to ask: http://www.vintagetractorspares.co.uk/
But...
They never seems to answer E-mails.

/ Johan.

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Alan
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posted October 16, 2003 10:44     Click Here to See the Profile for Alan   Click Here to Email Alan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are available and I've got one. Looks OK but not got round to fitting it though.
Regards
Alan

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Johan
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posted October 22, 2003 07:12     Click Here to See the Profile for Johan   Click Here to Email Johan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok! Thank you, Alan!
Sounds good, to me.

I will again try to reach David at "david@vintagetractorspares.co.uk".

Regards
Johan.

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Johan
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posted January 28, 2005 22:12     Click Here to See the Profile for Johan   Click Here to Email Johan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Finally, I bought one from: http://www.rubens.se

According to the Owners Manual:
FUEL SUPPLY TAP
This is located beneath the fuel tank on the left hand side of the tractor (Fig. 3) and it has three positions. When screwed fully in the fuel supply is cut off, with the tap two turns open the main fuel supply comes into operation and, when unscrewed further, the reserve supply is also available.

But my new fuel tap only have two positions (ON/OFF).

-Is it common?


[This message has been edited by Johan (edited January 30, 2005).]

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Alan
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posted January 29, 2005 07:57     Click Here to See the Profile for Alan   Click Here to Email Alan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Neither my original or replacement has a reserve capability and so I think this must be another of those things for which variations exist. Alan

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