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by Brian
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Board Future
Replies: 5
Views: 2801

Board Future

Negotiations are ongoing to save the board from closure!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Watch this space.
by Brian
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Diesel Major rear brake shoe fitting
Replies: 47
Views: 15525

Re: Diesel Major rear brake shoe fitting

Check the cable length again, it is possible you have been sold Major brake cables but for the E27N Major, they have all the same fittings but are shorter because the E27N brakes are inboard and closer to the axle housing.
by Brian
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Good luck Brian and Oscar
Replies: 27
Views: 17976

Re: Good luck Brian and Oscar

Over the past three or four years we have approached all the Fordson Tractor Clubs in England and no one wanted to take it on or we could not reach agreement with them. The site was offered for free. We were very disappointed.
by Brian
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta Oil Data.
Replies: 10
Views: 47214

Re: Dexta Oil Data.

The multigrade 20/30W oil was used in both engine and transmission. It was originally called Multiuse and was what we sold for all tractors in the Ford range up until the introduction of the Series 3 oils in 1965. This oil was used in both engine and transmissions, approved by Ford Motor Company, to...
by Brian
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Good luck Brian and Oscar
Replies: 27
Views: 17976

Re: Good luck Brian and Oscar

And you have my telephone number Adrian! :D :D :D :D :D
by Brian
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Wanted - PM2 Plough for my Dexta
Replies: 14
Views: 10533

Re: Wanted - PM2 Plough for my Dexta

The PM plough comes in four different forms. PM2A .. Two furrow, 10" furrow width. PM2B .. Two furrow, 12" furrow width. PM3A .. Three furrow, 10" furrow width, PM3B .. Three furrow, 12" furrow width. As you can see from this there is no way to change the furrow width because the legs are part of th...
by Brian
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: Good luck Brian and Oscar
Replies: 27
Views: 17976

Re: Good luck Brian and Oscar

Thanks for the good wishes chaps, I am not going away completely so you can contact me via fordsontractorpages at btconnect.com shortly. I am also on Yesterdays Tractors on the Fordson forum as Majorman.
by Brian
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Tools and Implements
Topic: Wanted - PM2 Plough for my Dexta
Replies: 14
Views: 10533

Re: Wanted - PM2 Plough for my Dexta

I have used a PM behind my petrol Dexta for many years. Only problem I had was the pins were Cat 2 and the Dexta is Cat 1. I bought a set of lift arms from an aftermarket supplier and they worked but kept bending. I found my first TS1013 Robin and eventually got it repaired and re-assembled, used it...
by Brian
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Ford World Series
Topic: Ford 3600 steering
Replies: 2
Views: 1619

Re: Ford 3600 steering

At the bottom of the stub axles are the stops that prevent the stub axle moving overcentre when you turn. These get worn/broken off especially with power steering systems. Might be the first place to check.
by Brian
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: The Pub 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 22726

Re: The Pub 2018

I once got my ear dinged by my old mate Jack when I first started work. He sent me to the stores for a rubber hammer but being a clever little ...... I refused to go!

After receiving a thick ear and a severe rant, I came to the conclusion there possibly was such a thing. :clap: :clap: :clap:
by Brian
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: super major lift readjustment / repair
Replies: 9
Views: 2820

Re: super major lift readjustment / repair

Mathias, in the picture with the two blocks of wood at 5mm, if you look at the rod/spring that you are measuring, you will see it is just about the right distance between circlip and the front of the spring.
by Brian
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: It makes one Sick
Replies: 18
Views: 15895

Re: It makes one Sick

Yes, Peter Love has really done me proud and would not take any payment. Very grateful.
by Brian
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: super major lift readjustment / repair
Replies: 9
Views: 2820

Re: super major lift readjustment / repair

Sorry Mathias it is me that needs my glasses or possibly I have spent too much time in Australia. :cry: :cry: :cry: Draft Control Adjustment. Setting of lift arms as for single acting lift. Select Draft control. With main control lever at bottom of quadrant, place a 10mm gauge between the control va...
by Brian
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: super major lift readjustment / repair
Replies: 9
Views: 2820

Re: super major lift readjustment / repair

Hi Mathias, neither of the arrows are right, your confusion is because you have the lift on its back. The top stop is the little "bent in " tag which your sliding stop is up against at the "bottom" of the quadrant in your picture. (if that makes sense)
by Brian
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: Site closure announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 5577

Re: Site closure announcement

It is indeed a sad day for us all but it has been on the cards for some time. Oscar has been funding the site which needs extensive modification and improvement but none of the team have the time or the money to carry this out. We have looked into passing the site over to one of the Fordson tractor ...
by Brian
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: It makes one Sick
Replies: 18
Views: 15895

Re: It makes one Sick

Not a clue, a fact! There are idiots all over the country. :shock: :shock: :shock:
by Brian
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta serial number
Replies: 1
Views: 2005

Re: Dexta serial number

Hi Ian, welcome to the board. Unfortunately we do not have information on tractor registration, you would need to got to the DVLA site at Swansea for that, I gather from your post that there is no evidence of a registration number? That would have helped as your local County Council might have had t...
by Brian
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: It makes one Sick
Replies: 18
Views: 15895

Re: It makes one Sick

Been doing detective and forensic work for a couple of days, had my deerstalker hat on and magnifying glass with my nose pressed to the soil. Got some fair pictures of the wheel marks for the boys in blue. The thieves must be total morons, it looks like they backed a Land Rover up to the trailer, li...
by Brian
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: A few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 6068

Re: A few questions

Hi Peter, will try and answer some of your questions. 1. There was a very short time between casting and assembly, sometimes it was only a few days so there was little time for the castings to settle. Your tractor could be November/December 1955. 2. Where are you looking for the serial number? On th...
by Brian
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: It makes one Sick
Replies: 18
Views: 15895

Re: It makes one Sick

The SCUM have struck again!!!!!!! This time they have stolen my 3 ton tipping trailer. It must have gone in the last week as we were snowed in the week before and we have been down there and seen it in the meantime. It means the person must have a tractor with a p/up hitch as it is too heavy to lif...
by Brian
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Power steering on 510e/590e/ Trader 6D
Replies: 1
Views: 1908

Re: Power steering on 510e/590e/ Trader 6D

You would need the water pump as well because the tractor water pump has a longer shaft moving the pulley forward to clear the pump drive belt.
by Brian
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Fordson New Major
Topic: removing major sump
Replies: 17
Views: 12125

Re: removing major sump

Have you removed the one on the front, up a "hole" made by the sump and front mounting plate? I have had to chisel them off sometimes with a thin chisel in the join but it is always a worrying thing to do. When you take the sump down, the front always always comes last otherwise the sump will jam as...
by Brian
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous topics
Topic: It makes one Sick
Replies: 18
Views: 15895

Re: It makes one Sick

Yes, there are a number of unique features that are not mentioned. I am going to the police with photographs and putting up a reward for the return and apprehension of the thieves. £1000.00. It will cost me that to get a replacement in the same condition. It was not stolen for scrap, it might even h...