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by RH
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: E27N serial number.
Replies: 2
Views: 3487

Re: E27N serial number.

Good evening Tim, Thanks for explaining all of this to me. I am better versed on the Fordson Major, (New Major) and have three of those. The code sounds like it runs in the same manner. I had no idea on the "STD 4.3 " stampings. Thanks for that! I will pass the information on to him, and also have a...
by RH
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: E27N serial number.
Replies: 2
Views: 3487

E27N serial number.

Morning Gents, I am trying to help a pal with his E27N; He was looking for the serial number, and it isn't on a plate on the firewall. There Is a number stamped (not cast) on the engine block where it joins the bell housing. This number is 1178994. Does this sound right for a serial number? On the a...
by RH
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 14
Views: 7121

Re: Introducing myself

Welcome Ken, and I do enjoy your history stories! Have a good mate who bought quite a few traction engines over there, and hauled them back to the UK for re-builds. One he picked up from a nephew of Ned Kelley. it was down in the swamp where they gang used to hide out. He lives in NZ now, (Tapawera ...
by RH
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Going ploughing
Replies: 222
Views: 201418

Re: Going ploughing

Off topic a bit, but interesting and made me smile Rick! Speaking of the Bismark, I have an Uncle still on HMS Hood. Petty Officer Cyril Warf. ("Don't worry Mam!...It's unsinkable!" he said.) Heading back into the direction of the original topic; When our farm near Ormesby was taken for building, we...
by RH
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Going ploughing
Replies: 222
Views: 201418

Re: Going ploughing

Bob,
A set of spring-tined (pig -tail) harrows on a diagonal would have sorted that straw out.

Even if it was wet, a couple of passes would level it out a bit.
With my trailed plough straw like that would be murder!

Richard.
by RH
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Going ploughing
Replies: 222
Views: 201418

Re: Going ploughing

Well, That looks some serious kit, the mouldboard looks like a converted battleship! I'd like to have seen it "slipeing" better, (Turning over) but the furrow looks like a good drainage ditch so it is getting the job done. You could certainly bury all your troubles with it! Neighbour on farm in the ...
by RH
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 57 major
Replies: 12
Views: 6498

Re: 57 major

Rick, I've thunk about trying it, but that's as far as it goes up to now! The vinegar won't rust or eat iron or steel, but the object will rust afterwards if not washed off and oiled. Yes, I will try it sometime ,...when I get one of those round tuits! Can you tell me if the Lamb and Flag is still i...
by RH
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Whats on my PTO?
Replies: 6
Views: 3964

Re: Whats on my PTO?

Yes, Raised PTO.

I Think it slows the PTO down to 540, but I'm not sure on this .

Richard.
by RH
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 57 major
Replies: 12
Views: 6498

Re: 57 major

Molasses does eat the rust for some reason but is slow, for faster work, normal white vinegar works, (I use it in old Very bad gun barrels and on tools I find in the fields rusted up and such like!) I wouldn't use it in an engine block though, as it will eat out all the rust, and this will leave beh...
by RH
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Super Major Hi-Lo transmission won't shift.
Replies: 21
Views: 9653

Re: Super Major Hi-Lo transmission won't shift.

My high/low on the FPM was gummed up so wouldn't move for a start.

Someone had used Linseed oil (!!!!) in the gearbox and rear end, and it had gummed everything up.
Not likely your problem, but maybe worth asking if the Hi-Lo shift feels slow and stiff?
by RH
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: mid mounted mower - almost there
Replies: 19
Views: 9724

Re: mid mounted mower - almost there

Nice to see it working Mathias. Bit faster ground speed may help clearing as already mentioned. Also when the guards get polished up it'll clear better. That grass being short isn't helping either. If in longer stuff, a parting bar on a swath board will help as well. Congrats on a nice job done!! RE...
by RH
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Going ploughing
Replies: 222
Views: 201418

Re: Going ploughing

Adrian,

I'd give my eye teeth for a Ransomes plough for the FSM or Power Major!!

Again, pleased you enjoyed the pics!
by RH
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Going ploughing
Replies: 222
Views: 201418

Re: Going ploughing

Thanks for that, Adrian! :D Faultless it ain't, but I am Very pleased you like it! Rick, I had more photos, but deleted all the URL stuff when pictures didn't show up. How do I attach them, or make them viewable as you did the last one? (Bearing in mind I'm more 19th C than 21st....) Thanks again! O...
by RH
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Going ploughing
Replies: 222
Views: 201418

Re: Going ploughing

This has been an excellent thread, and a tonic when I get wound up about all the stupid in the world! As we have other tractors ploughing, I'm attempting to attach a pic or two of a bit of ploughing in Western Canada. My dad taught me to plough back home in Yorkshire, but hadn't used a trailed ploug...
by RH
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: The PARTS SWAP forum!
Topic: Fordson Major front axle
Replies: 1
Views: 3511

Re: Fordson Major front axle

I might have an adjustable one, Dromondog.

I'm in Alberta, where are you?

Sorry for late reply. You may be fixed up by now....

Richard.
by RH
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: mid mounted mower - almost there
Replies: 19
Views: 9724

Re: mid mounted mower - almost there

Very nice to see this re-built mower. Now I want to see it cutting! Being from the north of England, we still called the con-rod a pitman. I still do as well, being 'frozen in time" here in the western Canada. :wink: I make pitmans of ash or hickory here. (Have a 1909 New Ideal Giant sickle mower, o...
by RH
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Power major hydraulics suddenly quit working
Replies: 33
Views: 21982

Re: Power major hydraulics suddenly quit working

Gas -line antifreeze would work, it absorbs I think 10 times its own weight in water.
What's the proper name?...can't think of it at present! Methyl Hydrate, that's the stuff.

Would it hurt anything if a cup -full was dumped in the hydraulic oil???
by RH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Hyd spilt colar?
Replies: 7
Views: 7078

Re: Hyd spilt colar?

Just wondering how I spelled "Collar" with one L............
by RH
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Hyd spilt colar?
Replies: 7
Views: 7078

Re: Hyd spilt colar?

Thanks for the replies, all. I'll let him know. May even have one myself, but it's on a rear end I never got home yet. Adrian, By some coincidence, I just got a bottle of antifreeze, and it Was Famous Grouse. (The other stuff you mention is a bit sweet and sticky for my taste....more of a liqueur ) ...
by RH
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Hyd spilt colar?
Replies: 7
Views: 7078

Re: Hyd spilt colar?

Has everyone died of cold out there?

If you need more information please let me know.
If they are unavailable please let me know.

Cheers,

Richard.

(minus 34C here...)
by RH
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Hyd spilt colar?
Replies: 7
Views: 7078

Hyd spilt colar?

Morning gents, A pal back home is looking for the split collar that secures the hyd. feed pipe, where it comes up to the top cover. I have a photo but can't seem to post it direct from my comp. Any ideas where he may find one? Appears someone worked on it for him and didn't put the collar back in, a...
by RH
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Going ploughing
Replies: 222
Views: 201418

Re: Going ploughing

Adrian,

I pull the 5 furrow with a Landini 105. Have pulled it with a JD 3130 or an old 40-10 as well.
Makes a nice job, and it Is blue! :-)

Would Really like a Ransomes though....been a long time since I had one!
by RH
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Going ploughing
Replies: 222
Views: 201418

Re: Going ploughing

Grand looking ploughing job, Adrian!

My old Oliver trailed plough does a good job, but with its 5 furrows it needs an 8-yard headland! (Four times 'round)

Best regards,
Richard.
by RH
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Fordson Toplink
Replies: 2
Views: 3665

Re: Fordson Toplink

Good morning Super,

I don't know what size nut would be required, but I put a longer bar through mine, and weighted one end to stop it turning.
This way, it can still be adjusted without breaking a nut loose.

Just a suggestion. :-)
Richard.
by RH
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Reason for oil leaking from oil bath of air cleaner?
Replies: 3
Views: 4910

Re: Reason for oil leaking from oil bath of air cleaner?

Thanks for the replies, Fenhayman and Mathias,

I might just cut a rubber seal if I can't sort it otherwise. Mind, the tools don't rust in that oily toolbox!

Thanks again chaps,

Richard.