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by SteveB
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Re: Temperature mystery

Downloads of manual, all done. And I'm probably done here too. So thank you all, and you Sandy, particularly, for your code-cracking skills. It's always a good idea to know what engine you've got when ordering spares. Now I do ! I'll post again to top and tail when I've sorted out the thermostat. Me...
by SteveB
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Re: Temperature mystery

The contemporary tractor pump is SPE-4A 70S 380 That's exactly it. I know it well as I blew the seals on the Rhône 12 years ago and ended up going backwards with no engine before being rescued. I even bought a spare pump from Peter Slater in case it happened again in a dodgy place. It's waiting in ...
by SteveB
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Re: Temperature mystery

http://www.globaledit.co.uk/fordson/head_dip.jpg Fantastic! Wow! On top of the head, above the manifold: N9 Z And on the dipstick, which I must have looked at a thousand times (and more) and never noticed: TRACTOR Well, well, well. So I have a November 1956 Mark 1 Fordson Major agricultural (tracto...
by SteveB
Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Re: Temperature mystery

http://www.globaledit.co.uk/fordson/thermostat_earlier_current_.jpg That is stunning, Sandy, thank you very much. I have a Ford 'Parts List for 4 & 6 cylinder industrial engines' that came with the boat which has a hand-written note on it from the previous owner saying 'type 592E'. So I've always t...
by SteveB
Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Re: Temperature mystery

http://www.globaledit.co.uk/fordson/left_right.jpg Sorry, these are really poor pics, but the best I can do for the moment. I can't see under inj. 4 but I'm pretty sure from dates and other info that it's not an EBRO. Can't see enough of the starter flange but there is nothing obvious on what I can...
by SteveB
Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Re: Temperature mystery

http://www.globaledit.co.uk/fordson/water.jpg Sandy, do you mean including the sump or just the lower block? Left, right and front views? Pics above show the raw-water cooling outlet. The strong one is when cruising at about 1,000 revs. The dribble is when the filter is getting nearly blocked, but ...
by SteveB
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Re: Temperature mystery

Image

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A few views of the engine that may show whether Mark 1 or Mark 2.

And the strange number where a serial number's often found.

Regards
by SteveB
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Re: Temperature mystery

http://www.globaledit.co.uk/fordson/thermostats.jpg http://www.globaledit.co.uk/fordson/elbow_and_gauge.jpg Pics work my end! Apologies all, I'd forgotten I bought many years ago a copy of the service manual for the 'industrial engine', which includes the 592E. I've dug it out but it may not answer...
by SteveB
Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Re: Temperature mystery

Too quick again. I meant the shrouded ones, TF2 (opens at 80C) and TF3 (68C). Thanks for pics link. I'm going to ftp them to my website as soon as I can (weed permitting).
by SteveB
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Re: Temperature mystery

Am hoping to put some pictures up. Not too easy, so may be a little time. Meanwhile, Sandy, AC T2 or T3 look good and could well be what's there now.
by SteveB
Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Re: Temperature mystery

Sorry, Sandy, I didn't respond re serial number. I've looked in all the recommended spots (and elsewhere). The 'blank' under injector 1 has the engraved number R-60534, which doesn't correspond to any of the listed formats. I'm guessing that it's a number put there by the 'marinising' company which,...
by SteveB
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Re: Temperature mystery

Sandy, that's rather scuppered several questions I had, but I'll ask them anyway as they may help me understand a few things. Elsewhere in the forum, it is said that the temperature stamped on thermostats is the opening temperature and not the fully open temperature, which is about 10C more. Is this...
by SteveB
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Re: Temperature mystery

Apologies for repeating the first post. Too quick on the copy-paste as well !
by SteveB
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Re: Temperature mystery

Many thanks for the replies. A few clarifications. John b. The coolant level in the heat exchanger is fine. It's the raw water passing through it that was partially blocked. Emiel and Billy26F5. It's a capillary type, so no electrical connections. It's not the original Fahrenheit one. It's a Dräger ...
by SteveB
Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Fordson F, N and E27N Major
Topic: Temperature mystery
Replies: 43
Views: 6889

Temperature mystery

I have a 592E four-cylinder diesel engine in my boat. I am currently chugging along French canals. For 10 years, during summer cruising, my temperature gauge has read a little above 70C once completely warmed up. This year, since I set off in late June, it has read just below 60C and stayed there. A...
by SteveB
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Timing - no flywheel marks, no pulley notch, no pointer
Replies: 13
Views: 11503

Re: Timing - no flywheel marks, no pulley notch, no pointer

And after all that, it wasn't anything to do with different pump plungers, changing the timing, marking pulleys etc. How stupid is this? It turned out that when the pump was replaced last summer the plate on the drive coupling had slipped somehow, which accounted for the bolts being at one end of th...
by SteveB
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Timing - no flywheel marks, no pulley notch, no pointer
Replies: 13
Views: 11503

Re: Timing - no flywheel marks, no pulley notch, no pointer

Yes, got that, thanks. The front pulley is 7.5in diameter (the manual also says 7.5in or 190.5 mm). The circumference then turns out handily to be almost dead on 60 cm (59.847), which gives an arc length for a degree of 1.66 mm (600/360). So 23 is 38.33 mm and 26 is 43.33 mm. So once I've got TDC, I...
by SteveB
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Timing - no flywheel marks, no pulley notch, no pointer
Replies: 13
Views: 11503

Re: Timing - no flywheel marks, no pulley notch, no pointer

That's great, JC. Many thanks. Marking the pulley sounds the way to go as the engine is deep in the boat and you need a mirror to see through the inspection hole. I'll report back.
by SteveB
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Timing - no flywheel marks, no pulley notch, no pointer
Replies: 13
Views: 11503

Re: Timing - no flywheel marks, no pulley notch, no pointer

I think that's the problem, JC. The 70S pump has been replaced with, effectively, a 75S. The following is from the July 1959 manual supplement (Major/Power Major): ______________ Pumps incorporating 7.0 mm. diameter elements, type No. SPE.4A.70S. Pumps incorporating 7.5 mm. diameter elements, type N...
by SteveB
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Timing - no flywheel marks, no pulley notch, no pointer
Replies: 13
Views: 11503

Re: Timing - no flywheel marks, no pulley notch, no pointer

One more question.

As there are no marks on the flywheel and nothing else to go by, Is it possible to work out what the current setting is, perhaps by turning the engine to BTDC on #1 cylinder and . . . and what?
by SteveB
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Timing - no flywheel marks, no pulley notch, no pointer
Replies: 13
Views: 11503

Re: Timing - no flywheel marks, no pulley notch, no pointer

Thanks Nick and JC. While I'm digesting the 'Pat link' discussion, a quick question. The SIMMS injection pump is a 70S, i.e. with 7mm plungers. It has been reconditioned and the 7mm plungers replaced by 7.5mm ones. I've read elsewhere that this would make a difference to the timing setting. Is this ...
by SteveB
Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Timing - no flywheel marks, no pulley notch, no pointer
Replies: 13
Views: 11503

Timing - no flywheel marks, no pulley notch, no pointer

This is a follow-up to '592E compression' as it's a new problem. Re my 592E industrial engine. Compression good, new injector nozzles, valve clearances set - but still difficult to start. Am now looking to check and retard or advance timing - but although there's an inspection cover on the sump, the...
by SteveB
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 592E compression
Replies: 8
Views: 5954

Re: 592E compression

And there's plenty of thread on the adjustment screws.
by SteveB
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 592E compression
Replies: 8
Views: 5954

Re: 592E compression

I don't know if the head's been shaved at some time, so can't help there.

But all works fine now. With new nozzles, valves adjusted and helpful, if strangely high, compression. Vroom.

Thanks for all comments.
by SteveB
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: 592E compression
Replies: 8
Views: 5954

Re: 592E compression

Also, which may not be significant, the engine may not be 1965 but 56 or 57, as my engine block casting code, which appears to be three letters, the first obscured, ends in 2Z (the Z indicating 56). And the pump is a SIMMS SPE4A70S (pistons now upgraded to 7.5mm) with vacuum governor which apparentl...